National Power Grid Company Transelectrica, Romania’s transmission and system operator and one of the most important energy players in Eastern Europe, has announced that it will hold a major event on 8 November 2023 in Brussels, hosted by the European Parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research and Energy. ‘Strengthening energy security and cooperation of transmission and system operators (TSOs) in Eastern Europe’ will develop thematic discussions of particular relevance to the current context in the energy sector and aims to promote a dynamic exchange of common solutions for bilateral and regional cooperation on strengthening energy security, energy market design and the most efficient approaches to energy transition.
In the context of the war in Ukraine, energy security has become a major concern for Romania and the other countries in the region, as in March 2022 the power systems of Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova have been synchronously interconnected with the European power grid. In this respect, ensuring energy security is essential to promote stability and reduce risks to energy supply in the region.
This unique debate will bring together energy transmission and system operators from Eastern Europe, through top energy management representatives from Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Albania, Poland, Slovakia. Key decision-makers from the European Commission and Members of the European Parliament will also take part in the debate.
A special guest who will have a significant input into the discussions will be Tinne VAN der STRAETEN – Minister of Energy of Belgium, the country holding the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the first six months of 2024.
The event’s key themes will generate a comprehensive analysis of the current energy security architecture in Eastern Europe and will conclude with a set of effective practices and ways in which the countries of this region can develop effective bilateral and regional cooperation to enhance energy security and energy market development.
This significant debate in the heart of Europe, at the European Parliament is a unique opportunity to put the future of energy in Eastern Europe, how to strengthen the energy system and move towards sustainable energy solutions on the European public agenda.
Thus, the event organised by the National Power Grid Company Transelectrica aims to facilitate dialogue between all interested participants with the objective of creating an important alliance node that will contribute to building a more secure and sustainable energy future in Eastern Europe.
The National Power Grid Company Transelectrica manages and operates a network of over 9,000 kilometres of overhead high voltage power lines (400 kV, 220 kV and 110 kV) and 81 electrical substations throughout the country.