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Andrei Chirileasa
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Andrei studied finance at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and started his journalism career in 2004 with Ziarul Financiar, the leading financial newspaper in Romania, where he worked for ten years, the last six of which as editor of the capital markets section. He joined the Romania-Insider.com team in 2014 as editor and became Editor-in-Chief in 2016. He currently oversees the daily content published on Romania-Insider.com and likes to stay up to date with everything relevant in business, politics, and life in Romania. Andrei lives with his family in the countryside in Northern Romania, where he built their own house. In his free time, he studies horticulture and tends to his family’s garden. He enjoys foraging in the woods and long walks on the hills and valleys around his village. Email him for story ideas and interviews at andrei@romania-insider.com. 

 

Israeli, Korean investors bid to convert Mintia coal-fired power plant in Romania

Two companies from Israel and South Korea compete with Romanian GSP Power to take over the coal-fired power plant Mintia and convert it into a natural gas-fired plant with a capacity of 800MW, Romanian minister of energy Virgil Popescu announced in an interview with Agerpres.

The Romanian Government shut down the Mintia power plant, operated by the coal and power complex CE Hunedoara (CEH), after the European Commission initiated preliminary infringement procedures as the plant lacked environmental permits.

Foreign investors are interested in converting the coal-fired power plant of the coal and power complex Oltenia (CEO) as well, minister Popescu added.

Regarding the phasing out of the coal, he confirmed the 2030 deadline for the hard coal (CEH), while the precise deadline will be announced for lignite (CEO) only after the Commission reviews the company’s restructuring strategy.

Romania stated 2032 as the deadline for phasing out the coal from the energy mix in the Recovery and Resilience Plan, which was broadly seen as a highly ambitious if not risky target. 

(Photo: Virgil Popescu Facebook Page)

andrei@romania-insider.com

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Profile picture for user andreich
Andrei Chirileasa
Editor-in-Chief

Andrei studied finance at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and started his journalism career in 2004 with Ziarul Financiar, the leading financial newspaper in Romania, where he worked for ten years, the last six of which as editor of the capital markets section. He joined the Romania-Insider.com team in 2014 as editor and became Editor-in-Chief in 2016. He currently oversees the daily content published on Romania-Insider.com and likes to stay up to date with everything relevant in business, politics, and life in Romania. Andrei lives with his family in the countryside in Northern Romania, where he built their own house. In his free time, he studies horticulture and tends to his family’s garden. He enjoys foraging in the woods and long walks on the hills and valleys around his village. Email him for story ideas and interviews at andrei@romania-insider.com. 

 

Israeli, Korean investors bid to convert Mintia coal-fired power plant in Romania

Two companies from Israel and South Korea compete with Romanian GSP Power to take over the coal-fired power plant Mintia and convert it into a natural gas-fired plant with a capacity of 800MW, Romanian minister of energy Virgil Popescu announced in an interview with Agerpres.

The Romanian Government shut down the Mintia power plant, operated by the coal and power complex CE Hunedoara (CEH), after the European Commission initiated preliminary infringement procedures as the plant lacked environmental permits.

Foreign investors are interested in converting the coal-fired power plant of the coal and power complex Oltenia (CEO) as well, minister Popescu added.

Regarding the phasing out of the coal, he confirmed the 2030 deadline for the hard coal (CEH), while the precise deadline will be announced for lignite (CEO) only after the Commission reviews the company’s restructuring strategy.

Romania stated 2032 as the deadline for phasing out the coal from the energy mix in the Recovery and Resilience Plan, which was broadly seen as a highly ambitious if not risky target. 

(Photo: Virgil Popescu Facebook Page)

andrei@romania-insider.com

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