Romania - Hidroelectrica has modernized the Bereşti Hydroelectric Power Plant

The state-owned company Hidroelectrica put into operation on December 13, 2018, the Hydro-aggregate II from the Bereşti Hydroelectric Power Plant, Bacau County, after modernization works.

Present at the inauguration of the investment, Robert Tudorache, Secretary of State in the Ministry of Energy, said:

"Hidroelectrica shows in recent years that it is the new champion of the energy system. He is well run and has tremendous financial performance. It is a company that has the capacity to engage deeply in renewing the system and these are our expectations of it. We now have an energy strategy, so we have created the framework for development, the main lines of energy policy. We know where we are and what we want in the next few years: we want renewal and refurbishment for new capabilities, we want new projects to be implemented."

The investment, amounting to 18.2 million lei (3.9 million euros), was carried out with SSH Hidroserv and contributes to the extension of the operation period of the plant.

The Bereşti Hydroelectric Power Plant is a dam station, located along the Siret River. The Bereşti power plant has an annual average energy output of 110 GWh.

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Cities of Tomorrow # 7.Romania

The seventh edition of the Cities of Tomorrow, which will be held on March 26, 2019 at JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel, will be dedicated to both the business community and civil society and the importance of its involvement in the sustainable development of regions and cities.

Dialogue between public authorities and the business environment is important, but the involvement of civil society is at least as necessary. For this reason, the key element for sustainable development is the TRIALOGUE.

Event Structure: National and international speakers will talk about their successful projects and methodologies.

The event will host 8 roundtables and the already well-known market where sponsors will have the opportunity to present their solutions and technologies for modernizing and improving the city and regions, together with representatives of local authorities (Regional Development Agencies, County Councils, City Halls) and communities, who will come forward to present their concrete projects they want and where they seek the support of private actors.

Cities of Tomorrow # 7 will also host a pitching contest!

9 participants, 3 categories: public administration, civil society and the business environment. 1 jury: from representatives of central and local authority, architect / town planner, NGO, journalist, international expert.

The focus will be on urban development projects, examples of good practices and solutions for intelligent cities in Romania, to be presented as convincingly as possible over a 5 minute pitch. It will be judged by the jury, and the winners of each category will receive prizes to encourage the future development of their projects.

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WOOLF NAMED AS CES 2019 INNOVATION AWARDS HONOREE – “WEARABLE TECHNOLOGIES”

WOOLF is proud to announce that it has been named as CES® 2019 Innovation Awards Honoree in the segment Wearable Technologies. The announcement was made during CES Unveiled New York, an invite-only tech event bringing together top media, exhibitors and industry leaders for a sneak peek of the products and trends expected at CES 2019, which will run January 8-11, 2019 in Las Vegas, NV.

An annual program that celebrates outstanding design, the CES Innovation Awards recognizes honorees across 28 product categories. A panel of judges, including designers, engineers and members of the tech media, reviews submissions based on design, functionality, consumer appeal, engineering and how the products compare with competition.

WOOLF/Moto is the simplest and most functional high-tech “driving assistant” and the first wearable notification device available in the worldwide automotive market. It alerts the exceeding of the speed limits, red light cameras, speed cameras and more without any visual or auditory distraction thanks to increasing vibrations to the driver’s wrist. It’s the first wearable technology able to satisfy the bikers’ needs thanks to Machine Learning algorithms GET CLOSERâ, which constantly improves the GPS precision, avoiding irrelevant warnings. 100% Made in Italy, WOOLF/Moto is made of genuine and water-resistant leathers. It doesn’t consume gigabytes ad it works without continuous internet connection. Long life Lithium battery with over 1-month duration. WOOLF/Moto connects via BluetoothTM with the WOOLF App and works with every smartphone (both iOS and Android). It works within 70 countries with more than 120.000 alert points, constantly updated. www.woolf.bike

“WOOLF/Moto is a project born from our passion for the world of two wheels. We have dedicated a lot of energy in order to bring it to light in a very short time. This prestigious achievement rewards our diligence and makes us very proud”. Federico Tognetti – Co Founder & CEO.

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Energy efficiency through subsidized programs in Ukraine brings results

Ukrainian authorities in cooperation with the State Department for Energy Efficiency of Ukraine, help the population to improve housing by allocating additional funds to local energy co-financing programs.

For example, the budget for the Zhytomyr region has increased from 1 million UAH (almost 32,000 euros) to 5 million UAH (alamost 159,000 euros). At present, the possibility of allocating additional funds is being considered.

With 2.8 million UAH (almost 89,000 euros) was financed the program in the city of Kherson The total budget of the program until 2018 is 3.1 million UAH (almost 99,000 euros).

An additional allocation of 1.8 million UAH (almost 57000 euros) was allocated in addition to the local program in the city of Berdyansk. The demand for the program was so large that already the total amount of funds reached 2.5 million UAH (almost 79000 euros).

Effective cooperation between local authorities and the public is done to:

- reducing energy consumption
- improving the energy efficiency of housing
- increasing the well-being of families.

In total, 163 local energy efficiency programs with a total budget of about 150 million UAH (almost 2.76 million euros) have been launched.

Mihai VINTILA

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Energy Transition Conference 2018

Between October 30-31, 2018, the second edition of the Energy Transition conference organized by the Romanian Association for Wind Energy was held. Zoltan Nagy-Bege, Vice President of ANRE, participated in the discussions on the development of the energy transition, the expectations and challenges of the renewable energy sector in the 2030s and the positioning of renewable energy as a pillar of sustainable development.

Frimu Ghinea

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