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Moldova, Romania to sign Memorandum on interconnection of natural gas and electricity networks

13:13 | 06.12.2023 Category: Economic

Chisinau, Dec. 6 /MOLDPRES/- Ministries of Energy of Moldova and Romania will sign a Memorandum of understanding on implementation of projects for the interconnection of natural gas and electricity networks on December 11. Its signing was authorized at today's cabinet meeting.

Referring to the natural gas sector, the Memorandum provides for the possibility to increase the natural gas transport capacity and expand Iasi-Ungheni-Chisinau gas pipeline through the construction of a gas transport pipeline - Chisinau Belt. The Ministry of Energy noted that the goal could be achieved by late 2031. 

In terms of electricity, the Memorandum sees 400 kV Overhead Power Line Suceava - Balti, extension of the 400 kV Suceava station and the 400 kV Bălti station, the project of the 400 kV Overhead Power Line interconnection between Strășeni and a power station on the territory of Romania, established by CNTEE Transelectrica SA, as well as the development of the existing 110kV Huși-Cioara electricity interconnection line.

Moldelectrica company will integrate into the balancing market administered by CNTEE Transelectrica SA. 

State Secretary of the Ministry of Energy Cristina Pereteatcu said "the advancement of the investment projects set in the Memorandum will increase the degree of security in the supply of energy resources of Moldova and Romania, and will contribute to the diversification of sources and supply routes at regional level".


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