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Romanian regulator permits excess electricity sale by prosumers

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As of January 1, households with installed production from renewable energy sources are able to supply electricity to the grid, while their suppliers are obliged to purchase it, the local media reported.

The Romanian Energy Regulatory Authority (ANRE) has approved 3 orders that facilitate the commercialization of electricity generated from renewable energy sources by prosumers in facilities with a maximum installed capacity of 27 kW.

 

These orders provide the regulatory framework to ensure that end-consumers can be consumers and be paid for electricity supplied to the grid, ANRE said on its website.

 

According to ANRE, these measures are also necessary to open up new prospects for end-users, including by facilitating the conditions for their participation in the electricity market as prosumers.

 

The possibility to sell the surplus electricity from renewable energy production in households was introduced in Romania’s legislation 11 years ago, but in reality, there were many obstacles for end-consumers to produce, consume, and feed excess electricity into the grid.

 

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