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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. 

 

Romanian National Library might have to spend two-thirds of its budget on lighting

The National Library of Romania, subordinated to the Ministry of Culture, does not rule out having to pay more than two-thirds of its annual budget to purchase electricity mainly for lighting, given the current high prices from wholesale markets.

The National Library has put up for auction a 12-month framework agreement, through which it wants to buy 5,019.20 MWh of electricity. The contract's maximum value is estimated at RON 13.55 mln (EUR 2.7 mln) without VAT - resulting in a price of up to RON 2,700 per MWh (plus VAT), Profit.ro reported.

The minimum amount of energy considered for the acquisition is 903.2 MWh, for which an estimated cost of RON 2.43 mln without VAT.

In July and October 2021, the institution tried to buy energy for a year at starting prices of RON 541/MWh, respectively RON 1,378/MWh, but it didn't receive any bids at the auctions organized in those months.

The National Library of Romania is not the only one in this situation. The Hungarian Theater in Cluj-Napoca is at risk of suspending its activity due to the very high price of methane gas, says the institution's manager, director Tompa Gabor.

"Our gas price has increased eightfold. We are at a cost of RON 26,000 per month, which is a huge blow to our budget. We are in danger of suspending the activity," said Tompa Gabor, according to Agerpres.

andrei@romania-insider.com

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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. 

 

Romanian National Library might have to spend two-thirds of its budget on lighting

The National Library of Romania, subordinated to the Ministry of Culture, does not rule out having to pay more than two-thirds of its annual budget to purchase electricity mainly for lighting, given the current high prices from wholesale markets.

The National Library has put up for auction a 12-month framework agreement, through which it wants to buy 5,019.20 MWh of electricity. The contract's maximum value is estimated at RON 13.55 mln (EUR 2.7 mln) without VAT - resulting in a price of up to RON 2,700 per MWh (plus VAT), Profit.ro reported.

The minimum amount of energy considered for the acquisition is 903.2 MWh, for which an estimated cost of RON 2.43 mln without VAT.

In July and October 2021, the institution tried to buy energy for a year at starting prices of RON 541/MWh, respectively RON 1,378/MWh, but it didn't receive any bids at the auctions organized in those months.

The National Library of Romania is not the only one in this situation. The Hungarian Theater in Cluj-Napoca is at risk of suspending its activity due to the very high price of methane gas, says the institution's manager, director Tompa Gabor.

"Our gas price has increased eightfold. We are at a cost of RON 26,000 per month, which is a huge blow to our budget. We are in danger of suspending the activity," said Tompa Gabor, according to Agerpres.

andrei@romania-insider.com

(Photo source: Douglas Mackenzie/Dreamstime.com)

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