Electric Power Production and Supply

Electric power plant (CTE) Iernut is Romgaz’s SPEE Iernut Branch.

CTE Iernut is a condensation electric power plant with intermediate superheating having 800 MV installed power. Its capacity to produce electric power accounts for 5% of the domestic/national market share.

CTE Iernut, in Transylvania, is located in an important junction point of the National Power Grid, in Mures County on the left bank of Mures River between towns Iernut and Cuci. Gas supply, industrial water and power discharge facilities are forthcoming.  

CTE Iernut has an installed capacity of 800 MW, consisting of 6 energy units split into four 100 MW energy units and two 200 MW energy units. The groups have been commissioned between 1963 and 1967. The global efficiency of the power plant is 39.5%.

The medium and long term objectives make the branch’s activity more efficient and promote investments targeting the following: increasing the plant’s efficiency to minimum 55%; compliance with environmental regulations regarding NOx emissions; increasing operational safety.

Electric power production of 2015 was 1797,79 GWh, and total sold electric power was 1883,42 GWh.

Cojocna Project– Natural Gas Production for Generation of Electricity 

Some wells resulted further to exploration drilling are located in remote areas, both far from each other and from the National Transmission System (NTS).

Further to approval of feasibility and opportunity studies two power production units will use the gas from wells 2 and 4 Cojocna as fuel gas.  

Each power unit has 1,5 MW, the connection to the National Energy System (NES) not being a major issue.

The project aims at finding an alternative for gas production in remote areas where building kilometer long gathering pipelines is not worth. 

Commissioning of the two power production units using the gas from wells 2 and 4 Cojocna was a technological success.

In 2014 it was selected the alternative of building gathering pipes network collecting gas from neighbouring wells, providing thereby the necessary gas volumes for both power units. This alternative is currently under implementation.