Romania may interrupt exports of electricity between Feb. 16 and March 15 to cover rising domestic consumption because of freezing temperatures, according to a draft law on the Economy Ministry’s website.
The Balkan nation, which faces a “heavy power deficit” following a drought that kept river-water levels low and increased heating demand, will start cutting power exports from about 500 megawatts per hour, President Traian Basescu said during a speech today.
“There will be no problem in supplying electricity to citizens,” Basescu said. “If we will face problems we can start cutting supplies to companies under a pre-established plan.”
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