Emanuel Ionita

Head of Planning and Analysis Dpt. at Transelectrica

Working for the operation planning and analysis department at Romanian NDC since 2006, he was involved from the beginning in the day ahead congestion forecast in a national power grid, verifying national power grid safety operation and congestion management.

Afterward, he took over the task of power reserves dimensioning for Romanian TSO, also participating in the elaboration of adequacy studies at TSO level, collaborating with renowned consultants from Romania and abroad.

Currently, he actively participates in the ENTSO-E working groups, as well as in the implementation of the European energy exchange platforms in the Romanian power system (IGCC – already implemented, PICASSO – under implementation).

14:25 - 15:15 | Panel discussion

Tuesday 13/9/2022

Meeting the challenge: Massive variable renewable energy integration in the decade of electrification // EN


The next decade is crucial for the energy sector. There is an immense challenge ahead; dramatically increasing the amount of variable renewable energy sources in an increasingly electrified world. Even sooner is the coming winter. Will resources be sufficient to provide needed generation? What is the future for gas in balancing the grid across Europe? What changes should be expected in the flexibility market, specifically ancillary services, in the coming months?

Joining us will be representatives from Czech Republic (Radek Hartman from ČEPS), Croatia (Antun Andrić from HOPS), Romania (Emanuel Ionita from Transelectrica), and Belgium (Manuel Gálvez from ELIA).