Tarniţa - Lăpuşteşti Hydropower Plant is a large hydroelectricpumped-storage project on the Someșul Cald River in Cluj County, Romania. It will be the largest hydro-electric load balancing system in Romania. During the night, when the demand is low and electricity is cheap because of powerplants which generate electricity continuously, such as the Cernavodă nuclear power plant, it will use electricity to pump water up the hill, while during the day, it will use the hydro energy to generate electricity.
Construction work did not start yet. The Romanian state is currently looking for investors. The strategic environmental assessment (SEA) procedure is at the beginning, the environmental impact assessment (EIA) procedure did not start yet, as the project consultants admitted publicly on the 17.11.2010.