Increasing renewables and promoting prosumerism in Brasov

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Inspired by the work on its roadmap, at the end of 2021 Brasov's municipality took some important steps towards its climate neturality 2050 objective.

Renewable energy for public buildings

Brasov signed a contract to buy green electricity for the 75 public institutions under the authority of the Local Council, for the public lighting, traffic lighting and the ski area. This energy comes from renewable sources, making the city a national pioneer in this field!

 "Brasov aims to become the Green Capital of Romania, thus the attitude we show towards sustainability is crucial. Sustainability also translates in the area of electricity we consume for all public institutions in the city. Brasov is one of the first municipalities that has 100% renewable energy for the next year. We have achieved this for all the schools, all the subordinated institutions, for the public lighting or for the ski area, and we are doing this after a successful negotiation with the supplier, a negotiation that does not translate into increased tariffs in order to have only green energy. Brasov can be proud that all 75 public institutions subordinated to the city hall, representing 525 consumption points, have green energy" said Mayor Allen Coliban.

Piloting a prosumer kindergarten 

With the support of Romania Renewable Energy Producers’ Organization (PATRES), Brasov implemented a pilot project through which a kindergarten became the first prosumer among the buildings owned and managed by the municipality, producing its renewable energy and also injecting it into the network, .

"This pilot project is the proof that a municipality, school or kindergarten can also become a prosumer and produce green energy for their own consumption, the excess being delivered to the grid, thus contributing to the CO2 reduction. The photovoltaic system installed will produce approximately 6.6 MWh annually, the percentage of self-consumption being over 70% and will help reduce annual energy costs by over 20%" said Martin Moise, First Vice President of PATRES.