Delgaz Grid, member company of the E.ON Romania Group, is completing an investment project financed by European funds through which the transformer stations of Husi, Stanilesti, Vetrisoaia, Falciu, Murgeni have been modernised by replacing high and medium voltage equipment. Conditions were also created for the integration of the five transformer stations into SCADA (remote control and data acquisition).
The project was co-financed from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Large Infrastructure Operational Programme 2014-2020, Priority Axis 6: Promoting clean energy and energy efficiency to support a low carbon economy, Specific objective 6.1: Increasing energy production from less exploited renewable resources (biomass, biogas, geothermal) – distribution.
The total value of the project is RON 37.2 million, of which RON 23 million from the ERDF, RON 4 million from the National Budget and RON 10.2 million from Delgaz Grid.
The works were carried out during 21.08.2019 – 31.12.2023 and their main objective is to increase the reliability of electricity supply from renewable resources by reducing the number of interruptions, reducing the amount of undelivered electricity, and reducing the maintenance costs of the distribution network.
At the same time, the quality of distribution service will be improved for more than 40,000 customers who are supplied from the stations included in the project.
In the context of the energy transition, energy grids need to get smarter to integrate as much renewable energy as possible. Basically, electricity grids are the backbone of the transition to green energy.
Delgaz Grid, as a distribution system operator, has an important role to play in maintaining the future balance in the networks, especially at local level. This project is part of the company’s strategy to develop a smart grid that is able to capture and transport energy from multiple and widely distributed sources, e.g. wind turbines, concentrated solar power systems, photovoltaic panels.