Energy NEWS August-2 2021

Edition August-2 2021 with 112 pages and 103 energy news articles

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Table of content, edition August-2 2021

TRADING OVERVIEW
 
ENERGY NEWS

Region
18.08. – From 2018 to 2020, EU reduced coal consumption by a third
20.08. – Increase of NTC values on Montenegro-Kosovo border direction between 23 and 29 August
20.08. – Solar provided 10 % of EU’s electricity in June-July
23.08. – EPCG representatives visited TPP Sostanj
25.08. – Greece-North Macedonia oil pipeline to be reopened in Q1 2022
27.08. – Increase of NTC values on Kosovo-Montenegro border direction between 30 August and 5 September
27.08. – LSG Group and STEAG to develop solar projects is SEE region

Albania
19.08. – Second failed attempt of tender for procurement of digital trading platform for ALPEX
19.08. – OSHEE imported 38 million euros worth of electricity in the first eight months of 2021
25.08. – Albania produced 2,660 GWh of electricity in Q2 2021
27.08. – ALPEX launches tender for procurement of digital trading platform again

Bosnia and Herzegovina
20.08. – RiTE Ugljevik seeking 3.5 million euros loan
24.08. – Energopetrol turns to profit in H1 2021
26.08. – Gross electricity production reached 1,188 GWh in June
25.08. – HPP Visegrad produced 50.4 GWh of electricity in July
26.08. – General overhaul of TPP Stanari starts on 28 August
27.08. – 600 GWh of electricity produced in FBiH in July
27.08. – TPP Ugljevik 3 will not significantly affect the environment
27.08. – Elektroprijenos BiH plans investments of 147 million euros in 2021
27.08. – Performance of FBiH state-owned energy companies in 2020
28.08. – FBiH is facing coal shortage
31.08. – EPBiH recorded almost three times higher profit in H1 2021
31.08. – Croatian company to pay 10.5 million euros over failed Trusina wind farm project

Bulgaria
18.08. – Electricity production rose by 10.9 % in 2021
18.08. – S&P changes NEK’s outlook to stable from negative
19.08. – Four companies were included in cartel agreement on IBEX
23.08. – TPP Maritsa East 2 paid 110 million euros for CO2 emissions in H1 2021
23.08. – Bulgargaz proposes 16.8 % wholesale gas price increase for September
23.08. – TPP Maritsa East 3 upgrades its desulfurization installations
27.08. – TPP Maritsa 3 recorded losses in H1 2021
30.08. – Electricity production reached 3,225 GWh in June
31.08. – Eurohold’s buyout bids for CEZ Distribution, CEZ Electro suspended
01.09. – KEVR approved 20.5 % wholesale gas price hike for September

Croatia
19.08. – Koncar to supply equipment for Austrian HPP
20.08. – 880 GWh of electricity produced in June
30.08. – 25.5 MW within new RES support scheme
31.08. – Agreement on the buyout of MOL’s shares in INA has not been reached yet
01.09. – 456,591 MWh traded on CROPEX in August
01.09. – HEP paid 112 million euros to state budget from its 2020 profit
02.09. – HROTE will take a loan in order to pay RES incentives

Greece
19.08. – Greece to accelerate procedures for conversion of overhead power lines to underground
19.08. – 16 billion euros to be invested in RES in the next decade
20.08. – ADMIE offering connections for group solar applications
20.08. – PPC Renewables and RWE to launch joint venture in October
24.08. – RES special account to be split in two
26.08. – High investments in RES sector
26.08. – Repsol completed its withdrawal from Greek hydrocarbon market
26.08. – DEDDIE to bolster distribution network in order to accommodate new RES capacity
27.08. – Smart meters installation will reduce electricity theft
30.08. – ELPE recorded 26 % higher EBITDA in Q2 2021
31.08. – Construction of PPC’s Kozani solar power plant started
01.09. – Motor Oil turns to profit in H1 2021
02.09. – TAIPED wants improved bids for DEPA Infrastructure
02.09. – Greece had the highest day-ahead prices in August

Hungary
19.08. – EU Modernization Fund to be used to promote local renewable energy production
24.08. – Hungary is seeking new, 15-year gas supply deal with Gazprom
30.08. – Hungary to receive Russian gas via TurkStream route
01.09. – 2.44 TWh traded on HUPX day-ahead market in August

Kosovo
20.08. – TPP Kosova B capacity will be increased after reconstruction

Macedonia
25.08. – 331.5 GWh of electricity produced in June
30.08. – Agreement between Makpetrol and North Macedonia over gas TSO fully implemented
30.08. – Construction of electricity interconnection with Albania launched

Montenegro
18.08. – EPCG invested 21.7 million euros in 2020
20.08. – EPCG lost at least 100 million euros in the past decade due to high coal prices
25.08. – Preliminary hydrocarbon explorations results by the end of September
26.08. – Government considers TPP Pljevlja’s switch to natural gas
26.08. – Eight applicants for financing Solari 3000+ and Solari 500+ projects

Romania
18.08. – Electrica’s profit plummeted in H1 2021
19.08. – General Meel Electric selected to build 3 MW solar power plant for FIEKR
20.08. – Transelectrica plans to conclude power purchase agreements
20.08. – HPP Raul Mare Retezat to operate at full capacity in 4 to 5 years
20.08. – Electricity import capacity increased to 3,000 MW
20.08. – Rompetrol Rafinare’s loss narrows in H1 2021
23.08. – Romanian industry pays the highest electricity prices in the region
23.08. – OMV Petrom included in FTSE Russel Emerging Markets indices
24.08. – Axpo signed 7-year PPA with CEZ’ wind farm
24.08. – Simtel Team completed two solar power plants for Kaufland Romania
25.08. – EC Oltenia sold 108,000 MWh for 2022 delivery at 113.6 euros/MWh
26.08. – EBRD completes takeover of 25 % stake in Vestmoldtransgaz
27.08. – Moody’s affirms Transelectrica’s Ba1 rating, with positive outlook
30.08. – AFEER proposes lower VAT and excise duties on electricity and gas
01.09. – ANRE received over 10,000 complaints from electricity and gas consumers in the first half of 2021
01.09. – Hidroelectrica reaches historic valuation
02.09. – E.ON Energie Romania contracted 40 million euros worth of solar projects

Serbia
18.08. – Fintel Energija turns to profit in H1 2021
19.08. – Chinese company interested in replacing electricity meters with smart ones
20.08. – NIS to distribute 8.25 million euros in dividend
20.08. – Local company to invest 12 million euros in four biogas power plants
23.08. – Backa Palanka is seeking for a partner for the reconstruction of district heating system
27.08. – Government has simplified prosumer procedures
01.09. – 249,939 MWh traded on SEEPEX in August

Slovenia
23.08. – 6,140 GWh of electricity produced in H1 2021
25.08. – Electricity production decreased by 21 % in July
27.08. – Petrol’s net profit more than doubled in H1 2021

Turkey
24.08. – Turkey accounts for over 10 % of global geothermal capacity
24.08. – EBRD invested in waste-to-energy company Biotrend
26.08. – Crude oil imports increased by 73 % in June
26.08. – LPG imports dropped by 1.5 % in June
27.08. – Natural gas imports rose by 104 % in June
27.08. – Electricity generation rose by 15 % in June
31.08. – Energy import bill rose by 64 % in July
02.09. – Electricity consumption rose by 12.2 % in August
02.09. – Hydropower capacity on the rise despite lower output

 

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