The Moldovan state district power station is interested in supplying electricity to the European market and wants to obtain a long-term license to operate on the Moldovan market.
According to the Russian Energy Ministry, this was announced by Deputy Minister of Energy of Russia Andrei Cherezov, who took part in the meeting of the intergovernmental commission on economic cooperation between Moldova and Russia in Chisinau. Andrei Cherezov noted that the main areas of energy cooperation between Russia and Moldova are the gas and electricity sectors. “The annual supply of Russian gas to Moldova is about 3 billion cubic meters, which fully meets the needs of the country” said the Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation. Speaking about the situation around the Moldavian State District Power Station, one of the main electricity suppliers in the country, located in Transnistria and owned by the Russian company Inter RAO, the Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation drew attention to the fact that the National Agency for Energy Regulation of Moldova is currently issuing licenses for the Moldovan State District Power Station for a period of only 6 months. “The current license is valid until January 2020. To ensure long-term planning and organization of uninterrupted electricity supplies, we consider it necessary for the Moldovan side to provide the Moldovan State District Power Station as an equal participant in the electricity market with uniform licensing conditions and medium-term contracts for the supply of electricity” suggested Andrey Cherezov. According to him, the Moldavian state district power station is also interested in the supply of electricity to the European market. The Moldavian state district power station is in Transnistria on the western coast of the Cuciurgan estuary; its installed capacity is 2520 MW. The power plant consists of 12 power units and operates on three types of fuel: coal, gas and fuel oil. Moldavian GRES CJSC is 100% owned by Inter RAO Group, and is a diversified energy holding company present in various segments of the electric power industry in Russia and abroad. The company holds a leading position in Russia in the field of export-import of electricity, is actively expanding its presence in the segments of generation and sales and is also developing new lines of business. // September 20, 2019 - InfoMarket.