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Tarnita-Lapustesti hydro power plant kicks off today

The green field investment worth near 1 billion Euro for a hydro power plant to be developed at Tarnita-Lapustesti has been announced to start. The facility is estimated to generate 1.000 MW.

2014-08-08 13:21:57

Located at 30 km from Cluj-Napoca, in western Romania, Tarnita-Lapustesti PSHPP is an objective of national interest, considering the essential role that it will have in the participation to the necessary frequency-power ratio, upon the commissioning of the 3 and 4 CNE Cernavoda groups, during 2015-2017. Currently, in the world, 600 power plants with accumulation through pumping are operated, while 60 more are being either built or designed.

The project will be developed in two stages and it is estimated to last 5 to 7 years.

In this context, the construction of hydroelectric pumped storage pumping Tarnita-Lapustesti a priority to short and medium-term strategy for development of the Romanian energy sector in the period 2007-2020, approved by Government Decision no. 1069/2007. In 2014, the Government of Romania approved the investment needed for the pumped storage hydropower plant (PSHPP) Tarnita-Lapuste┼čti through the company Hidro Tarnita, who will participate in the capital of energy companies, with capital wholly or majority owned by the state, namely Complexul Energetic Hunedoara SA, Sape SA, Nuclearelectrica SA and Complexul Energetic Oltenia SA and selected investors in accordance with the legal provisions relating to the establishment of joint ventures by the Memorandum, according to the project official site.



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