Romania: From 2018 all procurement will be made only online

Starting with 2018, all public procurement in Romania will take place exclusively online.
The statement was made by Bogdan Puscas, chairman of the National Public Procurement Agency (PPA), during a conference. Under the new methodology, SEAP (Electronic System of Public Procurement) will be replaced by SICAP (collaborative information system for ongoing environmental performance of public procurement), the latter being in testing by the Agency.From August 2016 will start testing phase at the national level for all users.

"With the new package in public procurement we started a new approach to public spending in Romania, namely to use public funds on the same principles that each of us spend own money. Purchase or otherwise, purchases that we do have back carefully studying the price of each product, the quality / price ratio, explorations, a plan for income and expenses in the family. in addition, the new legislation bring more transparency in that acquisitions will take place exclusively online, by ESPP (and soon, the new system SICAP). Already some of the procedures are done exclusively online, and by 2018 all procedures will do so" said Bogdan Puscas.

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Bosch Group wants to step up its operations in Israel. The supplier of technology and services recently established a research and technology office in Tel Aviv, the leading start-up metropolis. Its associates aim to work more closely with scientific institutions and universities and, at an early stage, to identify innovative start-ups working in fields
such as machine learning (deep learning), robotics, cybersecurity, connectivity, and the internet of things (IoT).

There are thousands of start-ups in Israel, most of them in Tel Aviv and  its environs. With more than 400,000 inhabitants, Israel's second largest  city is also the country's business and economic hub. Many companies and says the Bosch CEO Denner, who is currently on a multi-day business trip potential in many areas that are important for our company's future, and Denner is especially enthusiastic about the innovative strength of this highly developed business location. Relative to its population, no other country is as innovative.

Few cities can match Tel Aviv for the number of He adds that he is especially curious to get to know the start-up scene in Tel Aviv, which he believes will be a source of new inspiration. He is also looking forward to meeting with leading research institutes, and discussing possible alliances. His agenda includes meetings with various start-ups and a visit to the Weizmann Institute of Science, which carries out basic scientific research in Rechovot, south of Tel Aviv. The institute is one of the world's leading interdisciplinary research centers. Denner will also be meeting with representatives of the Technion country's oldest university. It is located in Haifa, Israel's third largest city.

Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH (RBVC) also has an office in Tel Aviv. The company provides capital to start-ups from the technology sector, whether in the form of direct investment or indirectly via investment funds. Based in Stuttgart, RBVC has made 420 million euros available for start-ups. Currently, the Bosch Group's venture capital subsidiary has investments in some 30 companies worldwide, five of them Israeli start-taken unawares by new, groundbreaking technologies that can completely gives Bosch early access to disruptive innovations.


Moldova : Electricity tariffs to be reviewed by regulator to reflect real costs

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) welcomes the new agreement between the Moldovan government and the largest privately owned electricity distributor in the country, a local subsidiary of Spanish energy group Gas Natural Fenosa.

The agreement acknowledges the electricity tariff deficit accumulated until 2015 due to national currency depreciation and sets a recovery period from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2020.

Dimitri Gvindadze, Head of EBRD Office in Chisinau, said: “I am pleased with the progress in reaching agreement between the government and a major foreign investor in the country. Implementation of this arrangement will represent a welcome sign of what we hope is an effort to improve the business environment in Moldova.”

Gas Natural Fenosa has been operating in Moldova since 2000 and provides electricity to over 860,000 customers in the central and southern regions of the country, including the capital Chișinău.

The EBRD was a shareholder in Gas Natural Fenosa’s Moldovan subsidiary, previously known as RED Union Fenosa, between 2000 and 2011. To date it has supported the company with US$ 42 million in both debt and equity financing. The Bank remains a creditor.

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ExpoEnergiE 2016

ExpoEnergiE 2016- International Fair of renewable energy, conventional energy, equipment and technologies for oil and natural gas will take place from October 12 to 15 in Bucharest, Romania at Romexpo.

The event is dedicated to both manufacturers, distributors, authorities and specialists in energy industries, and manufacturers of equipment and technologies for oil and gas and becomes a platform for interaction between players in the field.

ExpoEnergieE 2016 has as exhibitors manufacturers and distributors of unconventional and renewable energies as well as those technologies and equipment for oil and gas.

Visitors will be architects, engineers, energy consultants, energy providers, property managers, real estate developers, general public.

2015 number was 281 exhibiting companies from 23 countries. The fair was spread over 13249 square meters and had 30 related events and about 8000 visitors.

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Romania's energy strategy will be debated at PRIA Energy Conference

The most important energy topics will be discussed at the conference PRIA Energy, on July 5, 2016, from 9.30 at the Sheraton hotel, Platinum room in Bucharest, Romania. The event brings together the most important leaders of energy consultants, lawyers, investors, bankers and representatives of the media.

In an economy increasingly globalized energy strategy a country takes place in the context of developments and changes taking place worldwide. Romania has a wide range, but reduced the amount of primary energy resources: oil, natural gas, coal and uranium, as well as a potentially renewable resource capitalized relatively modest.

Pria Energy conference will host industry leaders and visionaries energy authorities, the scientific community and the private sector, and community leaders who discuss emerging policy issues and technological advances that impact on global energy resources; strategic and innovative solutions in the energy industry trends and opportunities designed to create a sustainable future through environment and management. Also they will discuss topics related to the development of these complex interactions that are redefining the future of energy globally.

The speakers invited are: Costin Borcea - Minister of Economy, Trade and Tourism; Victor Grigorescu - Minister of Energy; Bogdan CHIRITOIU - President, Competition Council; Niculae HAVRILET - President, ANRE; George DUTU - President NAMR; Mariana Gheorghe - OMV Petrom CEO; Francesco Fanciulli - CEO, CEE Region, Prysmian Group; Valentin Mircea - energy expert; Toni teau - CEO, Transelectrica; Daniela Lulache - CEO, Nuclearelectrica; Carmen Neagu - CEO, Energobit; Remus BORZA - Judicial Aadministrator, Hidroelectrica.

PRIA Energy Conference is part of PRIAevents -with over 10 years experience in events.

Energy PRIA attending the conference will benefit from the most important and latest information on:
- How should look the Energy Strategy of Romania for 2016-2030
- We choose - energy security or energy independence?
- Romania's energy security, from the development of energy markets and geopolitical regional and global challenges
- Transforming the energy system and future trends: technology, climate policies, geopolitics, renewables
- What are the problems faced by producers of renewable energy in Romania

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Hidroelectrica - make profit 560 million lei ( 123.51 millions euro) in the first 5 months  

Hidroelectrica recorded in the first 5 months of 2016 a turnover of 1.29 billion lei ( 0.28 millions euro). The company produced during this period an amount of energy of 6.9 TWh. Amid declining production by 1.4 TWh or lower in the first months of 2016 in conjunction with decreasing average trading price of 164 lei (36.17 euro) / MWh in 2015 - 156 lei(34.41 euro) / MWh in 2016, the turnover decreased by 18 % compared to the same period last year.

For the same reasons and the financial result is lower by 12%, or 560 million lei ( 123.51 millions euro) compared to 635 million lei ( 635 millions euro) recorded by the company in the first five months of 2015. As a result of ongoing cost reduction efforts and optimization of activities and flows, imposed receiver reorganization plan, gross profit margin increased from 40% in 2015 to 43% in 2016.

Hidroelectrica have at 31/05/2016 liquidity of 1.6 billion lei (35 millions euro) own that grows every month . Only interest on bank deposits, Hidroelectrica won the first five months 7.4 million lei (1.64 millions euro).

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Global View on Solar Heating and Cooling: Market, Industry and Policy. Free webinar!

The two most comprehensive studies on the Solar Heating and Cooling Sector were published in early June 2016: REN21´s Renewables 2016 Global Status Report (GSR 2016) and Solar Heat Worldwide from the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling programme (IEA SHC). This webinar will highlight the key data and findings of these two studies looking at new installations, prospering applications, market barriers, industry trends, costs of solar heat and jobs. The webinar is jointly organised by REN21 Secretariat and IEA SHC, the Technology Collaboration Programme of the International Energy Agency.

Three expert panellist speakers will present during the 1.5 hours webinar:

Rana Adib, Research Coordinator of the REN21 Secretariat, highlights the status of renewable energies based on GSR 2016.

Werner Weiss, Director of the Austrian Institute AEE INTEC and co-author of the study Solar Heat Worldwide, shares the key data on solar heating and cooling from the Solar Heat Worldwide study on added capacity, prospering applications, jobs and costs.

Bärbel Epp, News Editor of and author of the GSR section Solar Heating and Cooling Market and Industry Trends, presents recent developments in the industry and policy.

The webinar will be moderated by Nigel Cotton, Programme Director at the European Copper Institute and initiator of

Join us for a webinar on the Status of Solar Heating and Cooling Worldwide
Thursday 30 June 2016,
14:00 CEST / 12:00 UTC

The webinar is free of charge and open to all interested stakeholders.
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Smart Renewable Energy Forum at Intersolar Europe

Munich: Lots of sunshine, strong winds: The conditions in spring are ideal for renewable energies. Almost too ideal, as the Pentecost weekend 2016 demonstrated. An oversupply in the grid feed-in from solar and wind energy led at times to negative energy prices.

Situations such as this make it clear that setting up an intelligent energy system, which optimally connects and controls energy producers, storage systems, consumers and grids, is essential for the energy supply of the future.

The Smart Renewable Energy Forum at Intersolar Europe, the world’s leading exhibition for the solar industry and its partners, demonstrates how this can be achieved. Experts are set to present and discuss technologies and solutions from June 22-24, 2016 in hall B2, booth B2.131.

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Viessman have new Vitosol 200-FM

Viessmann introducing a new flat panel solar thermal collector that is reported to solve issues with overheating and stagnation.

The new Vitosol 200-FM panel features a new patented absorber layer coating that changes crystal structures according to temperature, allowing the rejection of excess heat back into the environment. This prevents stagnation and heat transfer degradation caused by overheating of the panel, issues which have long plagued the solar thermal industry.

Vitosol 200-FM start to sales in some EU market.

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Romania : Awards Construction EURO-2015

A total of 67 companies, 3 organizations Institutional and four personalities from the fields of construction and installation were awarded diplomas of excellence and trophy EURO-construction in the framework of he third edition of these awards ceremony. Awards Gala held on May 24, 2016 in the hall of the Radisson Blu Hotel Atlas - Bucharest, as part of the International Conference on Sustainable Construction and Energy Efficiency EURO-Construction. The event, the fifth edition was organized by magazine Agenda Constructions , the manifestation participating more than 380 guests. Awards EURO-Construction is awarded each year to recognize business excellence by companies in the construction / installation and present achievements this sector to the business community. The awards were presented in five categories, evaluation and classification of companies awarded being conducted by members of the editorial agenda Constructions, an independent entity that processes information business for construction, installation and other related sectors.

The 74 degrees of excellence and trophies were awarded for promotion innovative solutions in the field of sustainable construction and special contribution to the development of the market brought construction and installation of Romania in the sections: Awards Honorary: Ing. Alexandru Dobre, honorary president ARACO Ing. Mihai Rohan, president CIROM Ec. MARIN Crutescu, honorary president PPTT Prof. dr. ing. Nicolae Stefan NOICA, professor, former minister of MLPAT Development & Business: Romanian Architects Order - OAR STRABAG, Bucharest HIDROCONSTRUCTIA SA, Bucharest ACI CLUJ SA Henkel Romania, Bucharest TERAPLAST SA, Bistrita-Nasaud ADEPLAST SA, Prahova LINDAB, Ilfov ELPRECO SA, Craiova Alumil Rom Industry Bucharest URSA ROMANIA Bucharest Pipelife Romania, Bucharest MACON GROUP, Deva ELBI ELECTRIC & LIGHTING, Ilfov SCHINDLER ROMANIA Bucharest Innovation and Technology: OCTAGON CONTRACTING & ENGINEERING SA, Bucharest IMSAT SA (GROUPE SNEF) Bucharest HEBERGER CONSTRUCTION Bucharest SAINT-GOBAIN CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS ROMANIA - GYPSUM BUSINESS UNIT, Bucharest KÖBER, Neamt KNAUF INSULATION, Bucharest ALUPROF System Romania, Bucharest GEZE ROMANIA Bucharest KINGSPAN, Bucharest CELCO SA, Constanta Helinick, Bucharest SW UMWELTTECHNIK ROMANIA, Giurgiu MARCOM RMC '94, Ilfov Elmas, Brasov GRAITEC ROUMANIE, Bucharest Sustainability & CSR: SKANSKA CONSTRUCTION ROMANIA Bucharest PORR CONSTRUCT, Bucharest SIEMENS BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES, Bucharest , Saint-Gobain Glass Romania, Calarasi Rockwool Romania, Bucharest Sinise, Bucharest REYNAERS ALUMINIUM ROMANIA Bucharest MP IFMA SA, Bucharest Brikston CONSTRUCTION SOLUTIONS SA, Iasi VELUX ROMANIA, Brasov Geberit International Sales AG - represented Bucharest VAILLANT GROUP ROMANIA Bucharest Grundfos pumps ROMANIA Bucharest TRANE ROMANIA Bucharest Reliable Brands: BOG'ART, Bucharest ENERGOBIT SA, Cluj 3M ROMANIA Bucharest HEIDELBERGCEMENT ROMANIA SA, Bucharest BASF, Bucharest SAINT-GOBAIN CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS ROMANIA - Isover BUSINESS UNIT, Bucharest Brico dépôt ROMANIA Bucharest AKZO NOBEL COATINGS, Bucharest ROMSTAL IMEX, Bucharest ALUKONIGSTAHL SYSTEMS aluminum, steel and plastic, Bucharest GEALAN ROMANIA Bucharest Hilti ROMANIA, Ilfov Daikin Airconditioning CENTRAL EUROPE - ROMANIA Bucharest Rove ROMANIA Neamt AUSTROTHERM COM, Bucharest Architecture & Design: Passivhaus Institute (PHI), Darmstadt, Germany EPSTEIN ARCHITECTURE & ENGINEERING, Bucharest Dico si Tiganas design office, Cluj AECOM INGENIERIA, Bucharest CHAPMAN TAYLOR ROMANIA Bucharest WEST GROUP ARCHITECTURE, Bucharest ANDREESCU & GAIVORONSCHI, Timis POPP & ASSOCIATES, Bucharest METROUL SA, Bucharest ISPE SA, Bucharest Institut für FENSTERTECHNIK EV - IFT Rosenheim, Germany this occasion, congratulated the companies that have received honors and thanked the sponsors who made ​​it possible to conduct the gala: Manufacturers and Importers Association of mineral wool in Romania - APIVMR, AGC Flat Glass Romania, Tesa Tape, Sisecam Flat Glass, Aluprof System Romania, Rehau Polymer, Roto Romania, Guardian Glass, Klaes Romania, Reynaers Aluminium, Urban C & A, New House Design Project, Siemens - Building Technologies division, 3M Romania, Kingspan Romania, Brico Depot and others.

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Green certificates market in Romania

The number of green certificates traded in the first five months of 2016 on Centralized Green Certificates Market, amounted to 1,599 about 22.5 times less than at the same period comparative with 2015 when 35 875 certificates were traded according to market operator OPCOM.

Last month, was launched 60 offers for buying and selling and was traded 344 green certificates at a price of 132.4045 lei / certificate (29.3 euros). In January was traded 906 green certificates; on February 81 and April, 268.

Green Certificates Market, have enrolled at 31 May 2016,  875 participants.

In 2015, the number of certificates traded decreased by over 73-fold to 36.618, from over 2.675 million in 2014. In 2015 until March 10, 2016 Transelectrica certificates issued 15.1 million but 480.820 green certificates  expired, no longer marketable.

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Making renewable heating and cooling a priority means efficiently promoting European leadership in renewables, strengthening EU’s energy security, supporting innovative SME’s and improving the health of millions of citizens through better air quality.

The FROnT project consortium invites you to take part in its event integrated into the European Sustainable Energy Week and discuss the role of renewables in decarbonising the heating and cooling sector through national experiences.

Date: 15 June 2016
Time: 11:00-12:30
Location: Brussels, Belgium

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Energy Fair • 21 - 25 September 2016 • Montenegro

Guided by the knowledge about global energy deficit, importance of increasing conscience about rational use of energy, energy efficiency and energy saving measures, Adriatic Fair Budva organizes the 4th International Energy Fair.

Energy Fair is an opportunity for companies, state and academic institutions, professional associations and individuals who operate in the field of reasearch, development, production, transfer, distribution and rationalizaton of energy use to present new technologies and achievements.
Fair event puts emphasis on energy efficiency, alternative and renewable energy sources, as well as the transmission of electricity. With the promotion of new products and technology, fair platform may point out the strengths and qualities of modern solutions in the construction and equipping of facilities in a quality manner.

Within the fair event will be organized rich, comprehensive and diverse program created according to the actual economic trends  in collaboration with state and academic institutions, professional associations and individuals from the energy sector area.

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Spotlight on France at Intersolar Europe 2016

The French government is aiming to double its share of renewable energy by 2040 — and is launching one of the largest energy projects in Europe with calls for tenders and direct marketing of solar power. This is why Intersolar Europe, the world’s leading exhibition for the solar industry and its partners, together with the German-French Office of Renewable Energy (DFBFEE), is devoting a special event to the topic at the exhibition. On June 23, 2016, speakers are set to discuss the future of the French market at the Innovation and Application Forum. To complement this, a workshop run by the French solar research institute INES will take place in the morning.

The French energy market is preparing itself for the energy transition: The French government is planning to expand photovoltaic capacity (PV capacity) and reduce the share of nuclear power at the same time. Until now, France was situated in the midrange of the European PV markets, with almost 1GWp (gigawatt peak) deployed per year and a cumulative nominal power of slightly more than 5GWp. However the country boasts excellent conditions: The high global radiation in the south and a population density of only half that of Germany are ideal for exploiting solar energy.

The French government has recognized this potential and plans to double the share of renewable energies to over 32% by 2040. The mainstay of this transition: Solar energy. The French Energy Minister, Ségolène Royal expects a volume of 800 megawatts (MW) of photovoltaics to be put to tender in 2016, which could be increased to 1,450 MW in 2017 and the two years after that. The plans envisage an installed photovoltaic and wind power capacity of 36 to 43 GW by 2023. Intersolar Europe is paying special attention to the development of the French PV market. Like Germany, France also intends to introduce a direct marketing system. What impact this will have on the German and French photovoltaics market is the topic of discussion at two events held at the Innovation and Application Forum at Intersolar Europe 2016, taking place at Messe München from June 22–24. Additionally, around 40 French companies are set to present themselves individually or in shared booths at the exhibition and the accompanying ees Europe — the continent’s largest exhibition for batteries and energy storage systems.


The German-French Office of Renewable Energy (DFBEE) is holding a round of lectures and discussions focusing on tenders and direct marketing on June 23, 2016 in hall A2 under the supervision of Sven Rösner, the Deputy Managing Director of the DFBEE. The discussion titled “Tenders and direct marketing: What is the impetus for the French and German solar markets?” will see speakers examining how predictive tools can be used to optimize direct marketing. They will also turn their attention to France’s new subsidization strategies for photovoltaics, and comment on the opportunities and challenges for direct marketing of solar power. Additionally, the speakers are set to evaluate the pilot round of tenders and offer recommendations for future designs for tenders. A closing discussion invites participants to explore the possible consequences of the calls for tenders for the German and French photovoltaics markets.

“After hibernating for the last five years, the French photovoltaics market is building up momentum once again. Some groundbreaking projects and rounds of tenders, as well as current debates on expansion targets are creating a new spirit of optimism. France might even be able to catch up with the leading PV markets in Europe in the next few years. Also, more and more international companies are setting up business in France again, which seems to confirm this optimism.” explains Sven Rösner, giving one the reasons for the presentation series. Interpreters will translate the event into German and French. Furthermore, Sven Rösner will be giving a presentation titled “Solar PV in France — Status Quo and Outlook” at the “Global PV Markets: Europe – Leading the Future Transformation?” session at the Intersolar Europe Conference on June 21, 2016.


The French research institute Institut National De L’Energie Solaire (INES) will be running a workshop on Thursday morning in room B 13, hall B1 of the exhibition. It presents an insight into how photovoltaic technologies, modules and systems can be used effectively in the electric power supply for buildings and contemporary mobility solutions. Referencing their own innovations, the French company will also explain how photovoltaic installation costs can be saved while increasing system capacity and utility for the end customer.

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