Industrial parks as business infrastructure in Romania – current situation and upcoming legislative changes

1. General Relatively recently, the legislative process has once more turned its attention to the former Draft Law amending Law no. 186/2013 on the establishment and operation of industrial parks (DL-x no. 250/2014) adopted by the Senate on 28 April… Read moreIndustrial parks as business infrastructure in Romania – current situation and upcoming legislative changes

Electricity in motion – new rules for wholesale trading and connection to the grid

Significant changes to the legal framework governing the electricity sector were enacted at the end of 2021 under Government Emergency Ordinance no. 143/2021 (Ordinance 143) and ANRE Order no. 137/2021 (Order 137).  Among these changes, two categories are of outmost… Read moreElectricity in motion – new rules for wholesale trading and connection to the grid

Solar projects in Romania – New perspectives and old issues

Solar power installed capacity in Romania is currently of almost 1400 MW, representing 6.8 % of the total installed capacity of the country[1]. This capacity was largely installed in the period 2012 – 2016, during the first boom of renewable… Read moreSolar projects in Romania – New perspectives and old issues

The Romanian saga of directly negotiated PPAs

Brief history Between around 2001-2011, certain private electricity suppliers (the “smart guys”, as they were called by the press) entered into long-term (10-15 years) bilateral power purchase agreements (“PPAs”) with state-owned producers (amongst which, notably Hidroelectrica) under quite unfavorable conditions… Read moreThe Romanian saga of directly negotiated PPAs