Renewable energy companies close to insolvency make call to Premier

The renewable energy companies of Moldova, which said they are close to bankruptcy, noted they haven’t been heard by the authorities yet. According to them, the state does not enable them to export the energy they produce, but also does not create conditions for them to feed this back into the national electricity grid at advantageous prices.

In a news conference hosted by IPN, Sergiu Moraru, of a renewable energy company, said that one of the requests is for Energocom to purchase electricity from them in a centralized way. But the two distributors that have a monopoly in the country mimic the negotiations and offer a too low price. “We realize that the situation is difficult at present. But if we are not enabled to export, we should be offered at least a viable mechanism internally,” stated Sergiu Moraru.

Lawyer Vitalie Malai, who represents a group of over 30 renewable energy companies that produce electricity from renewable, wind power and photovoltaic sources, said that after the previous conference, they were invited to the Government. But the meeting involved not Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilița, but a secretary of state. “We presented a series of problems existing in the sector, but only superficial moments that are not so important were included in the meeting minutes. We saw that the authorities actually try to find excuses, objections for not listening to local producers that aim to use solar and wind power,” stated the lawyer.

The local producers ask to institute a viable mechanism to ensure a balance. Victor Aghinie, who owns a wind power station, said the economic relations between suppliers, distributors and producers were fully destroyed. The payments were made partially, only for a month of six, and no one cares how they will end the financial year. “We wanted Missis Gavrilița to take us under her wing. We ask her again to help us as the Ministry of Infrastructure and Regional Development cannot cope with the new problems that emerged. They cannot swiftly take a decision as they don’t know how,” stated Victor Aghinie.

Vasile Apostol, wind power producer, said the electricity produced by them can cover the needs of about 300,000 consumers. He proposed that Energocom should purchase power from them at the price of 1.5 lei/kWh plus 1 leu for transport and then sell it for 2.5 lei/kWh to families that are really in need.

Zinaida Plămădeală, of a renewable energy company, said the word “crisis” in this sector was replaced with bankruptcy. They knocked at so many doors and had so many discussions, but no decisions aimed at solving the problems have been taken.

The renewable energy companies of the Republic of Moldova announced Japanese strike, which is symbolic strike that does not imply the cessation of operations.

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