The interconnection of the electric power systems of Moldova and Romania, the construction of water supply and sewerage infrastructure, energy efficiency in public buildings and the construction of the Iasi-Ungheni gas pipeline are among the strategic projects of Moldova regarding the development of the energy sector.
According to the Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure, the country intends to overcome those technological barriers in the use of solar and biomass and to demonstrate by viable good practices what sources can be used as an alternative to natural gas and coal.
“The energy sector is a strategic one for the national economy,” said Minister Sergiu Răilean (pictured above). “The diversification of the electricity supply sources on the territory of the Republic of Moldova, by interconnecting the electricity systems with Romania and the interconnection of the domestic electricity system in the EU regional energy market, is one of the priorities of the Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure. We also want to further develop projects related to increasing the access of Moldovan citizens to improved public services in the field of water supply and sewerage, as well as energy efficiency in public buildings.”
Other important projects include the Moldelectrica Power Transmission Network Rehabilitation programme, co-funded by the EU, that aims to improve security in the transmission network and achieve greater energy efficiency. Or, the construction of the natural gas pipeline connecting Ungheni to Chisinau which is almost complete.