Energy NEWS November-2 2020

Edition November-2 2020 with 113 pages and 115 energy news articles

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Table of content, edition November-2 2020

TRADING OVERVIEW
 
ENERGY NEWS

Region
18.11. – RS and Serbia signed joint statement on Gornja Drina HPP project
19.11. – 2021 Yearly Auctions for cross-border capacities
23.11. – Energy reforms in EnC contracting parties move ahead despite the pandemic
24.11. – SIDC: Expansion of 30 and 15 minute products
25.11. – Bulgaria has the lowest electricity prices in EU
30.11. – EU delays the launch of next year’s carbon market auctions

Albania
16.11. – Albgaz launched tender for subcontractor services for TAP maintenance
19.11. – Albania launched tender for the construction of 100 MW solar power plant near Durres
24.11. – Albania produced 1,280 GWh of electricity in Q3 2020

Bosnia and Herzegovina
17.11. – RiTE Ugljevik increased losses in the first nine months of 2020
19.11. – FBiH to abolish subsidies for SHPPs
20.11. – BH-Gas to lower wholesale gas price
23.11. – Coal production at RiTE Ugljevik exceeded planned amount
27.11. – Comsar Energy sued RS Government
27.11. – Gross electricity production reached 1,200 GWh in September
27.11. – 656 GWh of electricity produced in FBiH in October
27.11. – FBiH Government adopted the information on SHPP ban
27.11. – Wind farm concession awarded to local company
27.11. – BiH in talks with EIB on providing loan for Vlasic wind farm project
30.11. – Elektrokrajina to close 11 of its branch offices
30.11. – Annex on the increase of installed capacity of wind farm Grebak signed

Bulgaria
16.11. – Bulgaria to get Azeri natural gas as of 1 January 2021
17.11. – Shell Bulgaria to acquire four petrol stations from Litex Commerce
17.11. – MET Renewables to acquire Enel Green Power Bulgaria
18.11. – Electricity production dropped by 8.35 % in 2020
19.11. – NPP Kozloduy expects higher electricity production at the end of 2020
20.11. – Rosatom is willing to work with other companies on NPP Belene project
20.11. – Bulgargaz’ net profit dropped by 20 % in the first nine months of 2020
23.11. – Daily traded volume record on IBEX DAM
24.11. – NPP Kozloduy launched tenders for 2021 maintenance works
26.11. – TPP Galabovo produced 2.25 TWh of electricity in the first ten months of 2020
26.11. – NPP Kozloduy invites Westinghouse to sign contract on new fuel type analysis
27.11. – KEVR approved 3 % wholesale gas price cut for December
30.11. – Electricity production reached 3,083 GWh in September

Croatia
17.11. – Moody’s upgraded HEP’s long-term corporate and standalone credit rating
19.11. – 974 GWh of electricity produced in September
20.11. – HEP Toplinarstvo to revitalize Zagreb’s district heating system
20.11. – Croatia and Hungary talk on LNG terminal, possible buyout of MOL’s shares in INA
20.11. – Results of guarantees of origin auctions
23.11. – Yearly and quarterly auction report for the sale of electricity from ECO balance group in 2021
24.11. – Auction for the purchase of electricity to cover transmission losses
25.11. – Auction for the purchase of electricity to cover transmission losses scheduled for 30 November
30.11. – Fortenova Group consolidates ownership in its biogas power plants

Greece
16.11. – RES investors could be scared off with new RES special account rules
17.11. – GR-IT market coupling go-live planned for 15 December
19.11. – juwi launched construction of ELPE’s solar power plant in Kozani
19.11. – Elvalhalcor mulls construction of 651 MW gas-fired power plant
24.11. – Balancing market costs for suppliers amount to 27 million euros in the first two weeks
24.11. – Gas-fired generation reached record share in October
01.12. – S&P upgrades PPC’s rating

Hungary
16.11. – Photon Energy commissioned the last two solar power plants at Puspokladany
18.11. – HUPX introduces 15 minutes cross-border product in intraday continuous trading on AT-HU border
18.11. – MOL Group again qualifies for 2020 DJSI
20.11. – MEKH granted construction permit for NPP Paks expansion

Kosovo
26.11. – Kosovo’s regulator renders its first decision on incompliant state support to renewables

Macedonia
24.11. – North Macedonia suspends planned investment in NPP Belene project
25.11. – 430 GWh of electricity produced in September
01.12. – ESM imported 3.43 million euros worth of electricity

Montenegro
17.11. – EPCG recorded lower revenues in the first nine months of 2020
26.11. – Agreement on the revitalization of unit three of HPP Piva signed
01.12. – EPCG received preliminary offer for Gvozd wind farm financing

Romania
16.11. – Rompetrol Rafinare’s loss increases in the first nine months of 2020
16.11. – KMGI Group considers divesting its Romanian non-core assets
17.11. – Hidroelectrica’s EBITDA dropped by 19.5 % in the first nine months of 2020
18.11. – EC Oltenia to obtain EC’s approval for its 3.5 billion euros restructuring plan
18.11. – New offshore hydrocarbon law to keep windfall tax principle
19.11. – OMV Petrom completed 21 million euros investment in Petrobrazi refinery
19.11. – Hidroelectrica takes part in multi-stakeholder green hydrogen project
20.11. – Romania abandons construction of new coal-fired power plants
20.11. – Government approved another 1 billion euros state aid to EC Oltenia
20.11. – Oil royalties fell by 21 % in the first nine months of 2020
20.11. – Romania to invest 22.6 billion euros in energy sector by 2030
23.11. – EC approved 8 billion dollars NPP Cernavoda expansion
24.11. – First stage of the Romanian section of BRHA gas pipeline is completed
25.11. – Enel preparing a significant increase of investments in Romania
25.11. – Romgaz to double its turnover in the next seven years
25.11. – Transgaz criticizes Bulgaria for not completing gas interconnection with Greece
26.11. – AIK Energy suspends operations in Romania
26.11. – CEZ to complete the sale of its Romanian assets by mid-2021
27.11. – ELCEN to modernize its power plants

Serbia
16.11. – EMS joined European platform for guarantees of origin trading
16.11. – State to guarantee for Srbijagas’ 55 million euros loan for TurkStream extension construction
18.11. – Deep processing unit at Pancevo refinery officially commissioned
18.11. – Lukoil International acquires 99.8 % of Lukoil Serbia
18.11. – CHPP Pancevo to be commissioned in Q2 2021
19.11. – Construction of Basaid wind farm to start in 2021
21.11. – NIS could become majority shareholder in Petrohemija
23.11. – Talks on changes to the gas agreement with Russia
24.11. – Government withdrew bill on state guarantees for Srbijagas’ loan from parliamentary procedure
25.11. – Launch of Serbian section of TurkStream pipeline could be delayed to spring 2021
26.11. – 12.5 million tons of unused biomass from farming
27.11. – Construction of biomass heating plant in Mali Zvornik started
27.11. – Serbia and Germany to cooperate on renewable energy, energy efficiency projects
27.11. – NIS distributed dividend for 2019
01.12. – Installation of desulfurization unit at TPP Nikola Tesla B started
01.12. – Restructuring of Srbijagas is needed

Slovenia
20.11. – Petrol recorded 49 % lower profit in the first nine months of 2020
23.11. – HSE’s hydro production 21 % above planned in November
24.11. – Slovenia’s electricity consumption decreased in 2020 due to the pandemic
25.11. – Electricity production increased by 111 % in October
30.11. – TPP Sostanj achieved record high daily electricity production
30.11. – HESS to build solar power plant near HPP Brezice

Turkey
17.11. – Construction license for NPP Akkuyu third unit obtained
17.11. – Gazprom concludes first deal for spot gas sales in Turkish market via electronic platform
20.11. – Construction of NPP Akkuyu’s third unit to begin next spring
25.11. – Natural gas imports rose by 22.5 % in September
25.11. – LPG imports dropped by 1.3 % in September
25.11. – Turkey aims to hit 10,000 MW in wind capacity
27.11. – Crude oil imports rose by 26.7 % in September
27.11. – Electricity generation rose by 9 % in September
27.11. – 2020 turning point for renewable energy in Turkey
30.11. – Energy imports bill dropped by 37.2 % in October
01.12. – Traded volume on Turkey’s day-ahead market rose by 30.2 % in November

 

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