This bill comes at a time when the country needs to assert its energy independence and resilience. The deployment of its offshore wind energy resources can play a big role in achieving these goals. Romania aims to develop its first offshore wind farm by 2032.

The Romanian Ministry of Energy will launch a dedicated study within 3 months of the entry into force of the law to assess wind potential, grid capacity, possible Maritime Spatial Planning restrictions including on biodiversity and environment, and to gather information on concession award procedures. This is all very good.

Romania is currently developing many wind projects. And the country added 72 MW of onshore wind energy to its energy mix in 2023. A first in 10 years.

WindEurope’s Chief Policy Officer Pierre Tardieu said:

“This new offshore wind law is good news for Romania, and it’s good news for Europe. Offshore wind is homegrown, scalable and competitive, it can become central to Southeast Europe’s energy security and growth strategy.”

Source: WindEurope asbl/vzw


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