OMV Petrom, the largest integrated energy company in South-Eastern Europe, has installed photovoltaic panels in 110 OMV and Petrom filling stations across Romania. Around 3 million euros has been invested since the start of the project.
By the end of 2022, the number of filling stations equipped with photovoltaic panels is expected to increase to 150 units, which would cover around 30 per cent of the OMV and Petrom branded filling stations in Romania. The estimated annual production of the photovoltaic panels will be 2,700 megawatt-hours (MWh), which is equivalent to the annual power needed for 1,500 apartments.
“Reducing carbon emissions is a very important objective for us, whether we are talking about our operations or the products we provide to our customers,” said Radu Căprău, member of the OMV Petrom Executive Board, responsible for Refining and Marketing. “By installing the photovoltaic panels, our retail network is taking a step forward in this direction. Our objective is that, by 2025, half of the entire network of OMV Petrom stations in Romania will be solar stations, with low energy consumption.”
OMV Petrom aims to achieve carbon neutrality in its operations by 2050 and contribute to the decarbonisation process of its customers. To generate new projects with low and zero carbon emissions, the company will invest 3.7 billion euros out of its 11 billion euros plan until 2030 – making it the largest private investment plan in the Romanian energy sector.