BUCHAREST (Romania), August 9 (SeeNews) – Romania is seen producing 8.2 terawatthours of wind power per year by the end of 2020 from wind farms with combined installed capacity of 3,500 megawatts, a top-end scenario developed by the European Wind Energy Association indicated.
Last year Romania produced 1.0 terawatthours (TWh) of electricity using 462 MW wind energy capacities installed, the association said in its Pure Power/Wind Energy Targets for 2020 and 2030 report.
Under EWEA's baseline scenario, Romania will have wind farms with a combined installed capacity of 3,000 MW and will be able to produce 7.0 TWh of wind power by the end of 2020, the report showed.
Romania will have to add between 254 MW and 304 MW of wind power capacity between 2011 and 2020 to meet the targets set in the baseline and top-end scenarios, respectively, the report indicated.
Wind energy will cover 10.1% and 11.9% of domestic demand, if Romania achieves the baseline and top-end output targets, respectively, the report shows.
According to the report, final energy consumption in Romania is expected to increase to an annual 69.2 TWh in 2020 from 60.7 TWh in 2008.
Romania is targeting a 42% share of renewables in electricity consumption in 2020, according to the country’s National Renewable Energy Action Plan submitted to the European Commission.
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