Holcim Romania is developing a photoelectric power plant with a capacity of 0.99 MWp
Starting on the 1st of September 2022, Holcim Romania is developing a photovoltaic park with bifacial solar panels, currently the "Best Available Technology", as part of the project "Photoelectric power plant with an installed capacity of 0.99 MWp in the HOLCIM ALEȘD location" (cement plant in Aleșd, Bihor County), project number 2021/327429, co-financed within the "Energy programme in Romania”, having Innovation Norway as program operator.
The objective of the project consists in the development of a photovoltaic power plant with a capacity of approximately 0.999 MW in the Holcim cement plant in Aleșd, Bihor County, with the aim of producing renewable electricity, thus reducing the need for electricity from conventional sources.
The main results targeted by the project include: a photovoltaic system with a total installed capacity of 0.999 MWe; reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 383 tons of CO2/year; energy produced from renewable sources, amounting to 1,254 MWh per year on an average;
"Innovation is key to achieving our Net Zero carbon targets. Since the beginning of Holcim's activity in Romania, 25 years ago, technology and sustainability of the production processes have been at the core of our development. We are in a stage where we need sustainable and durable building solutions that meet the regulatory requirements and social expectations, while protecting the environment. One of the solutions is to reduce energy and raw material consumption and use renewable energy resources and alternative raw materials and fuels, in line with the principles of the circular economy. Within this context, we will continue to improve, replicate best practices, innovate and transform ourselves as new technologies emerge and become accessible," declared Bogdan Dobre, CEO Holcim Romania & Market Head Moldova.
"As a result of an extensive program of modernization and implementation of the best available technologies, we now have production equipment that is over 25 percent more energy efficient, we have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by more than 25 percent and dust emissions by more than 90 percent, in 25 years of activity in Romania. Reducing our carbon footprint and achieving Europe's goal of Net Zero carbon emissions by 2050 is only possible through green operations, by decarbonizing the way we build, by making buildings circular, by creating new from old, and by applying sustainability principles in everything we do," says Edmund Piess - Sustainability Director at Holcim Romania.