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Second school modernized within România Eficientă program, supported by OMV Petrom

  • The secondary school Liliești in Băicoi (Prahova County) has been modernized at nZEB standards – almost zero energy consumption
  • EUR 1.6 mn investment

March 20, 2023. OMV Petrom and Energy Policy Group (EPG) announce the completion of the renovation and rehabilitation works of the Liliești Secondary School in Băicoi, carried out as part of the România Eficientă program. This is the second educational institution in the country to have been modernized at almost zero energy consumption standards (nZEB). The first unit renovated through România Eficientă was the “Elie Radu” Energetic Technological High School in Ploiești, in 2022.

The total investment in this project was EUR 1.6 mn, supported by OMV Petrom through the România Eficientă program, run by Energy Policy Group (EPG).

Christina Verchere, CEO OMV Petrom: “More than 80% of Romanians consider that the energy improvement of schools is a priority. Also, education towards a responsible energy consumption is essential for a cleaner environment and sustainable economic development. Through the Romania Eficienta program we’ve showed what can be done – two schools have been modernized to have a minimum energy consumption. We will continue to support the project; another two education institutions are to be rehabilitated during this year.”

Radu Dudău, President of EPG and coordinator of România Eficientă program: “The energy efficiency of buildings has become more important than ever, in the new security context in the region, when each saved kWh matters. Also, we must not ignore the effects of the climate change, which we are feeling more and more. The nZEB renovation offers solutions to many problems, making buildings more energy efficient, more sustainable and resilient, as well as more comfortable.”

The rehabilitation works carried out at the Secondary School Liliești will generate an annual reduction of about 60% of the energy consumption for the thermal heating of the building. This result can also be achieved with the help of the new system formed of 5 heating pumps provided by Siemens Energy, who joined as sponsor to this renovation project. In addition, the school will benefit from “green” electricity, obtained from own sources, through a system of 30 photovoltaic panels with an installed power of 550W each.

Alongside the reduction of energy bills, after the renovation at nZEB standards, the approximately 450 pupils who learn at the Secondary School Liliești in Băicoi, under the guidance of circa 40 teachers, will benefit from the best conditions for school performance.

The modernization works consisted of:

  1. Thermal insulation of the roof and remaking of the hydroisolation;
  2. Setting up a system of 30 photovoltaic panels, 500W each;
  3. Thermal insulation of the facade;
  4. Replacing the woodwork with an energy efficient one, with three layer glass window;
  5. Installation of aluminum sunshades, electrically adjustable, for the sunny windows;
  6. Modernization of indoor heating units (pipelines and radiators);
  7. Setting up air filtration equipment with heat recovery;
  8. Rework of the electrical wiring and setting up a modern LED lightning system;
  9. Setting up a heating system of 5 heating pumps, provided by Siemens Energy;
  10. Thermal insulation of the basement.

The renovation works at the Secondary School Liliești Băicoi started last year.

The investments made by România Eficientă will continue with another two education institutions in Ovidiu (Constanța county) and Drobeta-Turnu Severin (Mehedinți county). They will be rehabilitated and modernized to be brought to nZEB standards during a new phase of the Romania Eficienta program, in amount of EUR 4 mn, supported by OMV Petrom. In the same time, România Eficientă will continue the education programs and the public information campaigns regarding the energy efficiency of buildings.


About România Eficientă 

România Eficientă is a private project of national scope carried out by Energy Policy Group (EPG) in partnership and with financing of OMV Petrom. The project started in the summer of 2019 and consist in developing a national programme for promotion of energy efficiency. România Eficientă aims to support the achievement of Romania’s targets for 2030 regarding the reduction of carbon emissions and the increase of energy efficiency, both through awareness and education campaigns, as well as through the implementation of concrete major renovation projects in public schools from various regions of the country. You can find more details on the website

About Energy Policy Group 

Energy Policy Group Association (EPG) is an independent and non-profit think-tank, specialized in energy and climate policies, market analysis and energy strategy, founded in 2014. The regional focus of its activity is South-East Europe, but EPG pays a greater attention to the wider context of European policies and global trends, in the attempt to promote a constructive dialogue among the decision-makers and the general public.   

EPG pleads for an advanced energy system from technological point of view, sustainable and socially acceptable. Also, EPG promotes long-term decarbonation policies and actions in all the economic fields, with emphasis on energy sector.

About OMV Petrom  

OMV Petrom is the largest integrated energy company in South-Eastern Europe, with an annual Group hydrocarbon production of approximately 43 million boe in 2022. The Group has a refining capacity of 4.5 million tons annually and operates an 860 MW high-efficiency power plant. The Group is present on the oil products retail market in Romania and neighboring countries through approximately 780 filling stations under two brands – OMV and Petrom. 

OMV Petrom is a company in which Romanian shareholders hold over 42% of the shares (of which the Romanian state, through the Ministry of Energy, holds 20.7%, and 21.7% are owned by pension funds in Romania, to which are added almost 500,000 individual investors and other Romanian entities). OMV Aktiengesellschaft, one of the largest listed industrial companies in Austria, holds a 51.2% stake in OMV Petrom, and the remaining 6.4% are held by other foreign investors. Of the total shares of OMV Petrom, 28.1% represents the free float on the Bucharest Stock Exchange and the London Stock. 

OMV Petrom is the largest contributor to the state budget, with approximately 39 billion euro in taxes and dividends paid between 2005 and 2022. During the same period, the company invested approximately 17 billion euro. In 2022, the taxes paid by OMV Petrom ensured 7% of Romania's tax revenues. 

Since 2007, OMV Petrom has included corporate responsibility principles into its business strategy. Between 2007 and 2022, the company has allocated around 120 million euro to develop communities in Romania, focusing on environmental protection, education, health, and local development. 

On July 29th, 2020, OMV Petrom announced its support for the recommendations issued by the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) regarding risks and opportunities on climate change. OMV Petrom annually reports on the progress made in implementing these recommendations.