Romania’s Renewable Energy Strategy is based on the promise that renewable energy sources will deliver an increase in energy independence .
Renewable energy sector in Romania
Multiple opportunities for UK companies based around upgrading of Romanian grid, development of co-
generation plants, and developing renewable sources.
Romania’s Renewable Energy Strategy is based on the promise that renewable energy sources
will deliver an increase in energy independence from fossil fuels and in security of energy
supply, while reducing the energy price risk.
Based on the meteorological and geographical features of Romania, the Renewable Energy
Strategy identified several renewable resources, which would ensure medium and long-term
energy: solar, wind, small and large hydro, biomass and geothermal energy. The raw energy
supplied from renewable resources reached 1.2 TW4h.
ξ Rehabilitation and upgrading of the national power grid in order to integrate the energy
resulted from renewable sources;
ξ Rehabilitation, upgrading and modernisation of obsolete coal and gas-fired power and
thermal plants, as well as hydropower plants;
ξ Environmentally compliant extensions of power and thermal plants and of hydropower
plants; transformation into co-generation plants;
ξ Ensuring the independence of energy consumption for the Romanian national economy;
ξ Getica CCS Project;
ξ Romania’s efficient participation in the European “Green Certificates” market, designed
for renewable energy;
ξ Supply of consultancy and technology/ equipment for small, household based renewable
ξ Supply of construction materials and technology suitable for projects supporting energy
efficiency for buildings;
ξ Supply of know-how, technology and equipment for solar, wind, biomass, biogas,
geothermal and waste-to-energy projects.
Latest export opportunities – Renewable Energy
Latest export opportunities – Romania
Getting into the market
Much will depend on the nature of your business e.g. trading, manufacturing or representative,
and whether you are aiming at the domestic or the export market. Setting up a representative
office is straightforward, but activities are limited to marketing and auxiliary services on behalf
of the parent company.
Other permitted business presences are limited liability joint stock companies, branch offices and
joint venture partnerships. It is often useful to have a local partner to deal with local bureaucracy.
For those entering the Romanian market for the first time, appointing a local representative is the
most sensible initial approach. Selection of a potential distributor/agent can be facilitated through
a service commissioned from the British Embassy. If an agency agreement is to be signed, a
competent local lawyer should be consulted. The British Embassy's Trade & Investment Section
(Tel: 00 4021 201 7200) can provide details.
More about doing business in Romania
Market intelligence is critical when doing business overseas, and UKTI can provide bespoke
market research and support during overseas visits though our chargeable Overseas Market
Introduction Service (OMIS).
To commission research or for general advice about the market, get in touch with our specialists
in country - or contact your local international trade team.
ξ Raluca Tudor, British Embassy Bucharest, tel: +40 (0)21 201 73 68 or email:
ξ Luiza Craciun, British Embassy Bucharest, tel: +40 (0)21 201 72 60 or email:
Contact your local international trade team
UKTI runs a range of events for exporters, including seminars in the UK, trade missions to
overseas markets and support for attendance at overseas trade shows.
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More about OMIS and other UKTI services for exporters