Press Release Electrica SA
BUCHAREST, January 10th – Due to adverse weather conditions (code red weather warning for snow and blizzard) during January 5th – 8th, 2017 period, the facilities of Electrica Group power distribution operators have been damaged – SDEE Muntenia Nord, SDEE Transilvania Nord and SDEE Transilvania Sud. The affected counties were as follows: Brăila, Buzău, Galați, Dâmbovița, Satu Mare, Maramureș, Alba and Brașov.
To remedy such breakdowns, hundreds of specialists have been mobilized, organized in over 80 intervention teams made up of electricity distribution operators employees and Electrica Serv S.A. employees.
“We are happy to say that, as of now, the power supply to the affected areas has been restored to normal. I want to thank consumers, who proved a great deal of understanding during this difficult time, and the hundreds of colleagues in the field, who challenged blizzards and temperatures down to the limit of endurance, day in day out, in order to restore the proper functioning of the electrical facilities”, stated Dan Cătălin Stancu, Electrica S.A. CEO.
The counties located in the South East part of the country were most affected, especially Brăila and Buzău, where the activity of the intervention teams was cumbered by inaccessible roads, thus requiring the support of the army teams, the Ministry of the Interior and local administrations, which have provided equipment and special vehicles to reach the installations affected by the extreme weather conditions. We take this occasion to thank them for their support.
We apologize for the inconveniences caused and assure all network users that we strive to provide electricity supply in the shortest amount of time possible and under normal conditions, according to the operating diagram.
One may find updated information on the situation of the power grids from the coverage areas of distribution operators within the Electrica Group at the following addresses:
SDEE Transilvania Sud: http://www.electricats.ro/electricats/presa/comunicate.html
With a tradition of 120 years, the Electrica Group electricity distribution companies cover over 40% of Romania’s territory, extending over an operating area of approximately 100,000 square kilometers. The three companies in the Electrica Group serve over 3.6 million consumers in 18 counties from the Muntenia Nord, Transilvania Sud and Transilvania Nord regions.
Societatea de Distribuţie a Energiei Electrice Muntenia Nord holds a market share of 15% and covers an area of 28,962 km2. The company serves approximately 1.3 million users from Vrancea, Galați, Buzău, Brăila, Prahova and Dâmbovița counties.
Societatea de Distribuţie a Energiei Electrice Transilvania Nord holds a market share of 11.6% and covers an area of 34,162 km2. The company serves approximately 1.2 million users from Satu Mare, Maramureș, Bistrița-Năsăud, Bihor, Sălaj and Cluj counties.
Societatea de Distribuţie a Energiei Electrice Transivania Sud holds a market share of 13.2% and covers an area of 34,072 km2. The company serves approximately 1.11 million users from Mureș, Harghita, Alba, Sibiu, Brașov and Covasna counties.
Electrica Group is a market leader in electric power distribution and supply of Romania, as well as one of the most important player in energy services branch. Its top position is sustained both by its economic results, and by an experience in the field of almost 120 years.
With approximately 10.000 of employees, Electrica Group is providing services to over 1.6 million custorers and is operating at national level – organized in three zones for electric power distribution: Transilvania Nord, Transilvania Sud, Muntenia Nord and all over the country for the electric power supply and for maintenance and energy services.
Since July 2014, Electrica is a company with majority private capital, listed on Bucharest and London Stock Exchanges. Electrica is the only Romanian company in electric power distribution and supply of Romania.
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