Romania could use 16 bln euros in EU funds to upgrade energy sector

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Turbines of a wind park are seen near Cernavoda, southeast Romania May 8, 2014. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel

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BUCHAREST, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Romania could secure 16 billion euros ($18.08 billion) worth of European Union funds by 2030 to upgrade its energy sector with a particular focus on renewable projects, the government said on Monday.

The EU state aims to have built 6.9 GWh worth of renewable energy production units by 2030, it added.

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Reporting by Luiza Ilie

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