Constantin Borosan: Romania is pillar of Moldova’s energy security

Romania is the pillar of the energy security of the Republic of Moldova and it helped us in the most difficult moments, secretary of state of the Ministry of Energy Constantin Borosan stated in IPN’s public debate “Moldovan-Romanian cooperation in energy sector”. According to him, by 2025 the Vulcanesti-Chisinau power line will be put into operation, while by 2030 the construction of the Balti-Suceava and Straseni-Gutinas power lines will be completed.

Constantin Borosan noted that another two energy blocks of the Cernavoda Power Plant will be put into operation by 2030. The Republic of Moldova, having ensured energy connections with Romania, will be able to take electricity from the neighboring country at competitive prices.

“Large electricity generation capacities are to be invested in the Cernavoda Nuclear Power Plant. Two more energy blocks similar to blocks 1 and 2 are being built, which means another 1,400-1,500 MW. This is a very great capacity to produce electricity. These capacities are to be put into commission between 2030 and 2031. Also, during this period, our country will advance and complete the connections we are building now. The Isaccea-Vulcanesti-Chisinau line will be completed. We will also complete the Balti-Suceava and Straseni-Gutinas lines. In 2025, we will put into operation the Vulcanesti-Chisinau line. We are very ambitious and are working at full speed ahead. Today, the workers are now laying the foundations for pillars,” said the secretary of state of the Ministry of Energy Constantin Borosan.

The representative of the Ministry of Energy noted that the authorities’ objective is for large consumption sectors to be switched from the consumption of gas and petroleum products to electricity consumption. Electricity consumption is more environmentally friendly than consumption of gas or petroleum products.

“In 2030, the future nuclear energy production in Romania will be launched. An excess of energy will appear on the market. We are working to electrify consumption sectors. We want to consume more electricity. Why? Because it is more environmentally sustainable. Instead of consuming natural gas for heating, we consume electricity. Instead of consuming petroleum products in transport, we consume electricity. Due to the fact that this electricity is generated in the region, in Romania, and there are connections, this is an opportunity for Moldovan and Romanian businesses to export/import electricity at an affordable price. Nuclear energy is considered to be the cheapest in the long run,” stated Constantin Borosan.

The secretary of state thanked the Romanian authorities for the constant support provided to Moldova in difficult energy periods, especially the period when Gazprom reduced the volumes of gas delivered to Moldova, contrary to the contract provisions.

“Romania is the pillar of our country’s energy security. It is the country we can rely on and when we experienced the most difficult times - October 2021, October 2022 - we enjoyed Romania’s full support. I will give a symbolic example that took place yet at the most appropriate time. The Iasi-Ungheni-Chisinau gas pipeline became fully operational on September 31, 2021, and on October 1, the supply of natural gas by Gazprom was limited,” said Constantin Borosan.

The public debate entitled “Moldovan-Romanian cooperation in energy sector” was the first installment of the series “Double integration through cooperation and information. Continuity”. The project is implemented by IPN News Agency with the support of the Department for Relations with the Republic of Moldova of the Government of Romania.

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