This four-year project involved working with Romanian authorities to develop a program of environmentally responsible management practices in their hydroelectric sector. GLOBE and its project partners BC Hydro International and INFORM International, with support from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), helped to strengthen environmental management capacities of Hidroelectrica, Romania’s state-owned hydroelectric generation company, and the Romanian Ministry of Industry and Resources that is responsible for regulation of the country’s energy sector.
The GLOBE Foundation first took on this four-year, two phase Hidroelectrica Project in 1998. The project was part of Romania’s overall hydropower reform strategy involving technical and institutional assistance to encourage sustainable management of the country’s resources within a market economy context, and in accordance with international environmental standards.
With Romania working towards developing a program of environmentally responsible management practices in their hydroelectric sector, the specific goals of this project were to help strengthen the environmental management capacity of Hidroelectrica (the state owned hydroelectric generation company) and the Romanian Ministry of Industry and Resources (responsible for the development and regulation of the energy sector). The project also helped facilitate the development and implementation of Hidroelectrica’s Corporate Environmental Reporting procedure. GLOBE provided technical assistance for the preparation of the utility’s first and subsequent Corporate Environmental Reports towards this end.
The project enhanced the capacity of the Romanian public and private sector to manage environmental issues in the hydro sector and increased awareness of relevant Canadian technologies and expertise. The GLOBE Foundation designed and executed the project in partnership with BC Hydro International and INFORM International, with the support of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).