The price per gigacalorie, city by city. How much we pay for the heating in January. Adevarul, 01.02.2013

The gigacalorie’s tariff varies, from a locality to another, between 160 RON to 387 RON. In some cities, the residents gave up on the centralized heating system and chose the flat centrals. For eample, in Iasi, even if people are no longer connected to CET, they still receive giant bills for their heating.

The price of gigacalorie paid by the population differs considerably from city to city. In such a way that if the residents from Arad pay 290 RON per gigacaorie, in Resita the price for thermic energy reaches 387,9 RON. In the same time, the residents of Tulcea pay 150 per gigacalorie, and those from Suceava and Focani pay prices between 185 RON and 190 RON.

Bucharest: Due to the fact that in the capital, the men exterior temperature is increased by 3,3 degrees Celsius, the bills for maintenance have increased considerably. The largest differences were felt by those who live in three or four bedroom apartments, which had to pay towards RADET approximately 100 RON more than they had to pay in November. The gigacalorie’s price for year 2012 was the same as the one invoiced for 2011, 169,88 RON to be exact. RADET Bucharest produces thermic energy for 1.240.000 persons.

Arad: The residents of arad have to pay more and more money on their maintenance, as the price per gigacalorie is considerably high. They are actually situated on the 2nd place in the country, at 290 RON per gigacalorie.

Braşov:In Brasov, the price per gigacaorie stayed at 170 RON, same as last year. The price is available only to those who pay their bills in 15 days from the date they’ve been issued. Late payments are at 198.5 RON per gigacalorie. Depending on the number of bedrooms, heating in Brasov costs between 120 and 350 RON per apartment.

Calarasi: In 2010, residents of Calarasi paid the lowest price in the country per gigacalorie, 126 RON. Currently, the ones who are still connected to the public thermic energy distribution system are charged with 212,77 RON for heating, a difference of 40% fiindsubventionata de primarie.

Constanţa: At the price of almost 350 RON, the gigaclorie is paid in full, without the usual subvention supported by the municipality. The residents of Constanta pay the most expensive price per gigacalorie in the country, double to Bucharest. The mean of the monthly maintenance could have the following amounts: for a one bedroom apartment – 300 RON, for a two bedroom apartment – 600 RON, for a 3 bedroom apartment – 900 RON, four bedroom apartment – 1200 RON.

From the monthly maintenance fee, the heating costs more than half. Whether or not the bloc is isolated thermically or if the apartments are installed with allocators is considered on each residential unit.

Cluj-Napoca: RegiaAutonomă de Termoficare Cluj-Napoca provides heating for approximately 1.500 residential associations with around 34.000 persons. The residents of Cluj will pay 25% more on their heatng bill for December 2012, compared to the month of November. The gigacalorie costs 165 RON in Cluj-Napoca.

Focşani: The residents of Focsani who received their heating bills for December realized that they have lesser values than last year’s similar period. In the months of November and December, the residents of Focsani paid cheaper bills for the heating delivered by ENET as they benefited from a promotion on the price of the gigacalorie. This occurred due to the fact that the local leaders voted for a decrease in the months of November and December from 285 RON to 190 RON, following a usual rate from January of 240 RON.

Galaţi: The bill for the heating gives tremors to the residents. In Galati, the gigacalorie has the same price as last year. The price of a 2 bedroom apartment in the month of December can even surpass 400 RON.

Iaşi: Thousands of the residents which gave up on the centralized system and switched to thermic centrals on their flat are revolted due to the fact that they still receive bills from the association which is responsible wih CET’s bill administration. In Iasi, 41.000 clints are stil connected to the centralized heating system, which pay a price of 265 RON per gigacalorie.

Piteşti: The month of January brough a 3.89% incease on the price of the gigacalorie. The residents of Pitesti won’t be affected by this incease for now as the city hall will support a higher subvention from the local budget. The ones who are connected to the public heating system will continue to pay 245 RON per gigacalorie and the city hall will pay the difference up to 408,7 RON. For a one bedroom apartment, the heating bil will be of approximately 171 RON, for a two bedroom apartment 257 RON, for a three bedroom apartment 323 RON and for a four bedroom apartment the bill will raise higher than 410 RON.

Ploieşti:The thermic energy for the month of December 2012 has been invoiced in Ploiesti only up to 23 December, therefore, the bills for maintenance increased only by 30%. For the last few years, the price per gigacalorie is lower in Ploiesti than it is in the South-Muntenia Region. The last increase on the tariff was last year, when the city hall decided that residents must pay 160 RON per gigacalorie, as opposed to 140 RON.

Resita:  In Resita, the price for thermal energy supply is 430 lei. However CET subscribers do not pay the full amount, only 387.9 lei and the the remainder is paid by the City Council Resita.


Târgu-Mureş: The price for production, distribution and supply of thermal energy in centralized system in Targu Mures is 391,29lei / Gcal. From this amount, the price billed to the city’s population, connected to the centralized heating system, is only  231 lei / Gcal.

Last autumn, local councilors from Targu Mures have approved an amount of 163.29 lei / Gcal as subsidy to cover the difference between the price of production, distribution and supply and price of local billing to inhabitants.


Timişoara: Inhabitants of Timişoara paid for December, on average, the same amount as the previous year. If the “template” is maintained, difficulties will come in January and February, when the costs will be considerably higher than in December.

Tulcea: Gcal price for the local population remained at the same level as last year, namely 150 lei per

Turnu-Severin: A two bedroom apartment (without heat cost allocator) from Drobeta, pays for heating around 220-230 lei and three rooms pays around 260-280 lei.

Sibiu: There are only 880 apartments connected to the district heating system belonging Energosib, former Nuonsib. The price for Gcal is 364 lei and subsidy paid by the municipality is 100 lei / Gcal. Average bill for heating in December was 200 lei to 2-rooms apartment and 400 lei in the 3-rooms apartment.

Slobozia: The heating system from Slobozia was out of service for over 10 years. Former buildings were scrapped by local authorities and converted to other objectives.

Inhabitants use for heating wood stoves or central for apartment.


Suceava:The bills for homes heating for inhabitants of Suceava are growing and early 2013 had reached the highest values. This seems paradoxical, considering that the price Gcal remained constant in recent years.

Zalău: Zalau municipality has one of the lowest prices of Gcal invoiced to population, and that’s because City Hall Zalau subsidizes from the local budget, more than two thirds of the cost price for production and transport of heat in a centralized system.

In making these articles, have contributed next correspondents from “Adevarul”: Bogdan Păvăloi, Claudia Untaru, Simona Suciu, Ionela Stănilă, Sînziana Ionescu, Florina Pop, Ştefan Borcea, Cezar Pădurariu, Maria Ionescu, Dana Mihai, Cristian Franţ, Vali Silaghi, Claudia Petraru, Corina Macavei, Mădălin Sofronie, Sandrinio Neagu, Olimpia Man