List of wind farms in Romania


List of wind farms in Romania
A wind turbine standing on a field next to a small hut
The Tihuţa Pass is situated at an altitude of 1,200 m (3,900 ft).

As of 2008, there is an installed capacity of 76 megawatts (MW) of wind power in Romania, up from the seven MW installed capacity in 2007.[1][2] Until December 2010, Romania will add around 440 MW to its installed wind capacity from two wind farms: Fântânele-Cogealac and the EDP Peştera.[3] A total number of 170 wind turbines will be installed in 2010 enough to power over 500,000 homes.[4]

The Fântânele Wind Farm will become operational in stages. First, 139 General Electric 2.5xl turbines will be built; they stand 100 metres (330 ft) tall and have a blade diameter of 99 m (325 ft).[5] The wind turbines will have a 2.5 MW capacity and will be operational by December 2009.[6] The second stage will be operational by 2010 and will have an installed capacity of 252.5 MW.[7] When completed, it will be the largest onshore wind farm in Europe, surpassing the Maranchon Wind Farm, the largest wind farm as of August 2009.[5]

Romania has a wind-power potential of around 14,000 MW,[8] and a energy-generating capacity of 23 terawatt-hours.[8] The country's wind power capacity that can be assimilated by the national transport grid is between 3,000 MW and 9,000 MW,[9] while only in the last two years the total power of the requests for connecting to it was about 22.800 MW.[10] The Dobruja region, which consists of Constanţa and Tulcea counties, has the second-highest wind potential in Europe.[11]

The Romanian company Blue Investment will invest US$84 million in a 35 MW wind farm in Baia, Tulcea County that will have 14 Nordex N90 turbines with a capacity of 2.5 MW each.[12] Several companies are interested in investing in wind farms in Romania. The Italian company Enel Green Power, a subsidiary of Enel, plans to build several wind farms with a total capacity of 350 MW.[13] The Swiss conglomerate Cofra Group will build two wind farms, one that will have a capacity of 700 MW in Dobrogea and one that will have a capacity of 400 MW in Neamţ and Suceava counties; the total investment will amount to $1.65 billion.[14] In 2008, Iberdrola bought 50 wind farm projects, with a combined installed capacity 1,600 MW, from two companies for $450 million.[15] Romanian companies interested in building wind farms include Electrica and Green Energy, which have plans to build wind farms that will have a installed capacity of 310 MW with total investments of $420 million.[16][17] The Hungarian company Sinus Holding will build five wind farms in the Northern Moldavia region, having an installed capacity of 700 MW and totaling $800 million in capital investment, that will be built by December 2009.[18]

The first offshore wind-power project in Romania will be constructed by the United States–based Blackstone Group, which will invest $1.4 billion in a 500 MW wind farm located in the Constanţa County sector of the Black Sea on a 40 km2 (15 sq mi) area situated 6 km (3.7 mi) from the shoreline.[19][20] The project will consist of 100 wind turbines producing five MW each; they will be installed in water up to 50 m (160 ft) deep. The project is expected to be commissioned in 2011. - Correction: the named project will be developed into the North Sea, not Black Sea as Blackstone Group L.P. haven't mentioned anything in such respect.

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Largest projects

These are the most important wind farm projects in Romania (larger than 10 MW):

Project name Sponsoring company Installed capacity (MW) County Status Notes
Activ Business Casimcea Activ Business 45 Tulcea Approved [21]
Blackstone[citation needed] Blackstone Group[citation needed] cca. 500 Constanţa Approved [22]
Eco Power Eco Power 80 Buzău Approved [23]
EDP Dobrogea Energias de Portugal 225 Tulcea Approved [24]
EDP Medgidia Energias de Portugal 90 Constanţa Under construction [25]
Enel Agichiol Enel Green Power 210 Tulcea Approved [26]
Babadag[citation needed] Martifer 48 Tulcea Approved [27]
Blue Investment Baia[citation needed] Blue Investment 35 Tulcea Under construction [12]
Blue Planet Baia[citation needed] Blue Planet Investments 35 Tulcea Under construction [28]
Fălciu-Berezeni E.ON 30 Vaslui Under construction [29]
Călimani West Wind 27 Suceava Approved [30]
Clisura Dunării[citation needed] Local authorities 10 Caraş-Severin Under construction [31]
Enel Corugea Enel Green Power 70 Tulcea Approved [26]
Eolgen Racoviţeni Eolgen 45 Buzău Proposed [32]
Roşieşti E.ON 46 Vaslui Approved [29]
EOL Săcele Electrica and Holrom 50 Constanţa Approved [33]
Eolica Baia Eolica Dobrogea 126 Tulcea Approved [34]
Eolica Beidaud Eolica Dobrogea 128 Tulcea Approved [34]
Eolica Casimcea Eolica Dobrogea 244 Tulcea Approved [34]
Eolica Ceamurlia South Eolica Dobrogea 28 Tulcea Approved [34]
Eolica Cogealac Eolica Dobrogea 448 Constanţa Approved [34]
Corbiţa Energycum 50 Vrancea Approved [35]
Eolica Corbu Eolica Dobrogea 68 Constanţa Approved [34]
Fântânele[citation needed] CEZ Group 600 Constanţa Under construction [3]
Eolica Grǎdina Eolica Dobrogea 62 Constanţa Approved [34]
Eolica Istria Eolica Dobrogea 74 Constanţa Approved [34]
Eolica Kogălniceanu Eolica Dobrogea 32 Constanţa Approved [34]
Eolica Mihai Viteazu Eolica Dobrogea 174 Constanţa Approved [34]
Eolica Pantelimon Eolica Dobrogea 66 Constanţa Approved [34]
Eolica Sǎcele Eolica Dobrogea 252 Constanţa Approved [34]
Eolica Sarichioi Eolica Dobrogea 102 Tulcea Approved [34]
Eolica Târguşor Eolica Dobrogea 36 Constanţa Approved [34]
Vetrişoaia E.ON 36 Vaslui Approved [29]
Eolus Vind Eolus Vind 30 Constanţa Approved [36]
Europp Galaţi Europp Energocons 33 Galaţi Approved [21]
Eximprod Galaţi Eximprod Buzău 70 Galaţi Approved [21]
Green Energy Green Energy 200 Tulcea Approved [37]
Liteni-Dolhasca Ulli Rowing 34 Suceava Under construction [38]
Market Expert Tulcea Market Expert 33 Tulcea Approved [21]
Mărişelu Local authorities 300 Cluj Approved [39]
New Energy Constanţa New Energy Group 30 Constanţa Under construction [40]
New Energy Tulcea New Energy Group 20 Tulcea Approved [40]
Orşova Toplet Energy 35 Mehedinţi Under construction [41][42]
Romwind Constanţa Romwind 30 Constanţa Approved [21]
Sibioara Sibioara Wind Farm 42 Vaslui Approved [21]
Sinus Holding Sinus Holding 700 Vaslui/Suceava/Neamţ Approved [18]
Tarcău Eolo Energy 24 Neamţ Approved [43]
Tomis Team Dobrogea Tomis Team 600 Tulcea/Constanţa Under construction [44]
Valea Nucarilor Green Energy, Blue Line, Electrogroup 60 Tulcea Under construction [45]
Văcăreni Energie Investments Group 240 Tulcea Proposed [46]
Verbund Casimcea Verbund 150 Tulcea Approved [47]
Scobinti Iasi ACK srl Romania 40 Scobinti-Iasi Approved [48]
Ruginoasa Iasi Moldova-Eolian srl Romania 100 Ruginoasa-Iasi Proposed [49]

Totals

Category status Total capacity
Under construction 1559 MW
Approved 5006 MW
Proposed 285 MW
All Stages 6800 MW

See also

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