Minister from Chisinau: Republic of Moldova, step by step, is gaining energy independence
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The Minister of Infrastructure and Regional Development from Chisinau spoke about the energy independence of the Republic of Moldova.
The Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Infrastructure and Regional Development, Andrei Spînu, announces that the Republic of Moldova is making daily efforts to become energy independent. According to the official, just this week, JSC “Energocom” chose and stored 30 mln. m3 of gas.
“In total, we have 187 mln. m3 stored. This gas is enough for about 1 month and 3 weeks of winter. We will continue to increase reserves in the coming weeks as well,” he said.
In the same way, the vice-premier specifies that the Republic of Moldova is interconnected with the electricity market in Romania, a fact that, for the last three weeks, allows us not to provide electricity to the Romanian stock exchange OPCOM.
“Energocom is working to be able to access other markets, such as Bulgaria. This is possible after we have synchronized with ENTSO-E and from 1 June 2022 we would introduce market rules,” he added.
What about thermal energy Andrei Spînu mentioned that the situation of Termoelectrica continues to increase fuel oil reserves.
“More than 99% of consumers are already connected to heating. In case, as promised, there is heat. The incident that took place at block 3 will be investigated. As soon as all the details are clear, we will communicate and inform the public opinion.
The Material Reserves Agency completed the strategic coal reserve to 100%. This is the first time in many years that this has happened. For this winter and coal if needed”, he also mentioned.
The minister also came with a message of thanks to the Moldelectrica employees who, this week, after the Russian bombing against Ukraine and the massive electricity disconnections in the Republic of Moldova, within an hour, reconnected the state to electricity.
“Good people, we continue to save and be in solidarity. As Grigore Vieru used to say: as much character, as much country!”, he pointed out accordingly Open.
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Maia Sandu, the president of the Republic of Moldova, reacted after Russia launched today about 100 missiles on the civil and energy infrastructure of Ukraine.
“The Kremlin regime today launched a record number of 100 missiles over Ukraine. They hit the civil and energy infrastructure of neighboring countries, endangering the lives and safety of tens of thousands of people. We strongly condemn this new attack – the largest since the beginning of the war launched by Russia against Ukraine.
The Russian attacks on Ukraine also caused the automatic disconnection of a line that ensures the transport of electricity for our country, and dozens of localities were left without electricity. I thank all residents of the affected regions for their calm and understanding. Specialized services are working to remedy the situation. The war must be stopped!”, the president wrote, according to Deschide (read more HERE).
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