enercast provides wind and PV power forecasts for the Romanian energy market
Romania has greatly expanded its yield capacity in the area of renewable energies over the past few years. The country has an exceptional energy mix and has great opportunities of becoming an exporter. And the potential is not yet exhausted, the conditions for further expansion are outstanding. In the area of wind power, for example, experts estimate the theoretical potential for installed services of wind power plants at more than 14,000 MW and power generation of 23,000 GWh per year.
Efficient energy mix
In 2014, the country already had operative solar energy capacity sufficient for the power supply of around 100,000 households. The previous emphasis in projects for renewable energies was on the investment in major plants. However, individual consumers as producers could represent the future trend. Strategies for an efficient energy mix are to be defined and implemented. The energy industry requires legal predictability and stability in order to be able to make rational investment decisions.
Power forecasts by enercast
As one of the leading providers of power forecasts for renewable energies, Enercast delivers forecasts for numerous PV and wind power plants in Romania. This allows plant operators to find out what power will be yielded using plant and park-specific day-ahead forecasts. Even now a value of 123 MW is achieved for PV plants along with 445 MW for wind power plants – a growing trend. As well as the price for the delivered energy, the power generators from renewable energy sources also receive an additional boost via so-called green certificates.
Expansion of renewable energies
Numerous power suppliers and energy dealers from around the world are planning solar and wind parks in Romania. This is no surprise, as the country currently has one of the highest energy intensities in Europe. It is therefore a special task for Enercast in forecasting in Romanian performance and therefore to advance the successful expansion of renewable energies. The country offers more than enough suitable areas: the entire southern part of the country and the Dobruja region are particularly well-suited to solar energy use with a high solar radiation level of more than 1,300 kWh per m² per year.