Survey of Energy Resources 2007
Wind Country Notes
The wind energy potential of Romania has been shown to be significant. A wind map for the country has been developed taking into account the wind source at an average height of 50 m, based on meteorological and geographic data. The wind potential has been estimated at 8 000 GWh/yr.
The planned projects and research programmes are designed to promote investment projects aimed at providing optimum conditions for the development of medium and long-term applications.
For the utilisation of the wind energy resource, a series of investment projects have been proposed aimed at ensuring:
wind potential utilisation in highly energy-efficient conditions;
promotion of the technical and functional performance of grid-connected wind turbines;
creation of prerequisites for the transfer of non-conventional technology and equipment from EU Member States and countries with advanced experience in this field;
implementation of applied management programmes and technology transfer for wind generators, thereby attracting representatives from the private sector and encouraging them to participate both economically and financially.
Current applications comprise wind power plants; rural electrification; hybrid PV/wind small off-grid public & private systems; and hybrid PV/wind for telecommunications.
It will be necessary for the Romanian Government to promote financial mechanisms to encourage the development of renewable energy and, in particular, commercial wind energy projects.