Romanian Ministry of Energy issued a press release in which it said that a commission formed of the representatives of the Ministry and National Authority for Energy Regulation (ANRE) will check up the current state of electricity distribution network in the country as well as investment of the distribution companies.
The commission is set up via a Memorandum approved by the Government will be operational for a year, with the possibility of expanding this period if it’s necessary. Minister of Energy Toma Petcu said that the year 2017 brought several periods of extreme weather and each time it had to dealt with broken poles, broken rails and hundreds of people without electric energy. Although the weather changes are noticeable and the weather conditions are maybe more violent than in the previous years, the breakdowns width shows a bad state of the distribution networks. This commission will check if the planned investments of the distribution companies were made accordingly and at the quality standards, as in the origin countries of some of these companies, Minister Petcu concluded, adding that in some parts of the country there are still electricity networks older than 35 years.
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