“… the builders faced the winter storms blowing the overalls and padded coats, with the cold drops of autumn rains and the arrows of bright summer sun, caressed the hot and cold iron, knitted the iron in the lace of ozalid and built the country’s electricity sources … ”

                                                                                                                   70’s Newspapers

In accordance with GD No. 1024/2011 concerning some measures for the reorganization of the electricity producers under the authority of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Business Environment, the process of establishing Societatea Complexul Energetic Oltenia – SA, administered in a dualist system, by the Directorate and the Supervisory Board has started.

Complexul Energetic Oltenia – a company established on May 31, 2012 following the decision of the Romanian Government to reorganize the power sector, by the merger of Societatea Nationala a Lignitului Oltenia and the three power generation companies(Complexul Energetic Rovinari, Complexul Energetic Turceni and Complexul Energetic Craiova) .

Isalnita Branch

commissioning in 1964 total electricity delivered to date 216 TWh

Rovinari Branch

commissioning in 1972

total electricity delivered to date 224 TWh

Turceni Branch

commissioning in 1978

total electricity delivered to date 193 TWh

Craiova II Branch

commissioning in 1987

total electricity delivered to date  38 TWh total heat delivered to date 27 million Gcal

Targu Jiu Mining Division Branch

The lignite mining activity in Oltenia Mining Basin started in 1957, extracting until now an amount of about 1,6 billion tons in 74 mining perimeters (of which 62 stopped their operations, while 12 are still in operation).