Transelectrica completes refurbishment of the 220/110 kV Iaz Electric Power Station

Transelectrica respects its commitments and implements projects to modernize the national electricity transmission infrastructure, through important investments to meet the goals of energy security and strengthening the resilience and adequacy of the network. In this sense, the Company marked, on Thursday, March 30, 2023, in the presence of the Deputy General Secretary of the Government, Lucian Rusu, as well as the local authorities, the completion of the re-engineering process of the 220/110 kV Iaz Electric Power Station (Caraș-Severin county ), with an investment of approximately 62 million lei, from its own funds, reported by energyeconomics.

The works, carried out over a period of 46 months and executed by the Siemens Energy SRL – Electrogrup SA association, provided for the replacement of existing equipment with state-of-the-art equipment and high-performance technologies and bringing the installations to a level of safety and reliability corresponding to the area, contributing to the increase in quality electricity transmission service. Thus, the Iaz Station was endowed with new equipment that increased the degree of efficiency of the exploitation activity and reduced the specific energy consumption and polluting emissions, in accordance with the related legislative provisions and the general energy regulations imposed by ANRE. The need for the rapid implementation of this investment project of modernization and refurbishment was realized taking into account the age of the Iaz station, which was put into operation since 1975.

The Iaz 220/110 kV Transformer Electric Station represents a connection node within the national energy system through the connected 220 kV lines, being an important objective for the operation of the power system and for the supply of electricity in the western part of the country.

The company is carrying out an ambitious 10-year network development plan, approved for the period 2022-2031, which includes an extensive investment program, worth approximately 7.1 billion lei.

Currently, 59 electric transformer stations managed by the national transport operator are being modernized and re-engineered, 14 are being re-engineered, and another 8 stations are to enter the first re-engineering process in the next period.

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