#GreenEnergy/Doicesti-Sotanga solar energy park has been commissioned

The new solar energy park Doicesti – Sotanga, with an installed capacity of 80 MW, has been commissioned and is part of the energy complex in Doicesti, which will also include the first plant with small modular reactors (SMRs) in Europe, reads a statement sent to AGERPRES on Thursday.

The new park produces green energy through over 123,000 bifacial monocrystalline panels with a 25-year lifespan, being built on an area of over 115 hectares, with an installed capacity of 80 MW. The energy produced in the photovoltaic plants will provide the necessary power for all the equipment and machinery used in the execution of the future SMR Power Plant in Doicesti, as well as the energy necessary to ensure the internal services of the SMR Plant, after its commissioning.

With the maturation of the SMR project, the solar energy park will enter the patrimony of RoPower, the project company for the development of SMR technology in Romania.

“The Nuclear – Photovoltaic Energy Complex in Doicesti marks another milestone in the planned course of the project which, besides ensuring green energy and security in supplying the site, brings even more confidence to the investors of this project,” said Teofil Muresan, CEO E-INFRA.

In his turn, Cosmin Ghita, managing director of SN Nuclearelectrica, said that through access to a clean, safe, stable and efficient energy source, a true industrial hub will develop in the Doicesti area, with the potential to attract new investors there.

“Romania has almost 27 years of experience in safe operation in the nuclear field, we are ranked 1st and 3rd in terms of capacity factor, out of over 440 reactors in operation globally, we have an experienced regulator and an industry prepared to contribute to the development of the small modular reactors project. We have all the strengths to develop a safe, efficient project that will put Romania, and implicitly Doicesti, on the world map of energy projects of the future,” said Cosmin Ghita.

“The energy produced in photovoltaic plants will contribute, along with the energy produced by the future SMR Power Plant in Doicesti, to the socio-economic development of the area, to the welfare of the population, as well as to increasing Romania’s energy security and reducing CO2 emissions,” said Marius Danila, CEO RoPower.

RoPower Nuclear SA, a company founded by Nuclearelectrica SA and Nova Power & Gas SRL, is the project company for the development of the small modular reactors (SMR) project in Doicesti. RoPower combines the expertise of the two parent shareholders and aims, together with NuScale partners, the successful implementation of small modular reactors on the site of the former thermal power plant in Doicesti, respecting the highest national and international standards and regulations.AGERPRES(RO – editor: Andreea Marinescu; EN – editor: Maria Voican)