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 600 MW 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 600 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.

The 2017 electricity production was 1,863,800 MW, and the total electricity quantity sold was 1,844,386 MW.

According to NARE, Romgaz 2017 market share was 3.03%.

Cojocna Project – Natural Gas Exploitation for Electricity Production

Some wells resulting from exploration drilling are located at large distances among themselves and remotely from the National Transmission System (NTS).

Based on feasibility studies and opportunity assessments, the decision was made to initiate an experimental project where gas produced by wells Cojocna 2 and 4 are to be used as combustion gas for two electricity generation units.

Each unit has a 1.5 MW capacity and the connection to the National Electricity Grid (NEG) is not a major issue.

The project aims at identifying an alternative for gas production in remote wells for which the construction of tens of kilometers of gathering pipelines is not feasible.

The commissioning of the two electricity production units is a technological success.

As of 2017 Q4, the electro-energetic pieces of equipment are powered with gas produced also by wells Pălatca 1 and Vaida 2.