Romania is one of DRI’s four main priority markets.

The Ruginoasa windfarm and Glodeni solar park are DRI’s first two operational projects and mark the inaugural step in DRI’s target to install 1,000MWp renewable energy capacity in Romania.

Together, the Ruginoasa windfarm and Glodeni solar park represent a combined investment of €150 million, yielding an annual electricity output of 225,000 MWh. This output translates to powering more than 58,500 homes annually while concurrently avoiding carbon emissions by 57,000 tonnes per year*.

 

Projects overview

Project type

2

projects in
operational stage

1

project in
development stage

1

GW country
capacity target

Project Ruginoasa

Situated in lasi country, the Ruginoasa windfarm features ten on-shore Vestas V162-6.0 MW turbines, with an installed capacity of 60MWp. Construction began in March 2023 and in just ten months, after obtaining the permits, the windfarm was operational and providing electricity to the grid. It is the first wind farm built in Romania in a decade and is expected to have an energy production lifetime of over 30 years.

 

Ruginoasa wind farm

60

MWp capacity

39000

homes powered*

38000

tonnes of CO2 avoided annually*

Project Glodeni

Project Glodeni is a solar park with 53MWp capacity. Located in Mureș County, Romania, construction on the park commenced in March 2023, with grid connectivity achieved by January 2024. The project consists of three solar fields equipped with bifacing panels, maximising energy capture from both frontal and rear aspects. Like the Ruginoasa windfarm, this project has an energy production lifetime of 30 years.

Glodeni solar park

53

MWp capacity

19000

homes powered*

18000

tonnes of CO2 avoided annually*

Project Glodeni II

DRI further solidifies its commitment to renewable energy production in Romania with the Glodeni II solar park. Anticipated to contribute an additional 60MWp to the nation’s renewable energy output, the park is slated for grid integration by July 2025.

Glodeni II solar park

60

MWp capacity

22400

homes powered

21800

tonnes of CO2 reduced annually*

DRI’s initiative in Romania epitomises our dedication to advancing clean energy solutions, with a cumulative contribution of over 173MW of clean energy through these transformative projects.

* based on Statista, Electricity consumption for households in Romania 2017-2022, by consumption bands
** based on Statista, Carbon intensity of the power sector in the European Union in 2022;

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