Energy NEWS October-2 2020

Edition October-2 2020 with 118 pages and 116 energy news articles

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Table of content, edition October-2 2020

TRADING OVERVIEW
 
ENERGY NEWS

Region
19.10. – Bulgarian, Hungarian Foreign Ministers discussed energy cooperation
21.10. – Cyprus discussed electricity interconnection projects
24.10. – Russia to lower natural gas production in 2020

Albania
20.10. – Seman Energy to build wind farm near Fier
30.10. – Albania prepares tender for 100 MW solar power plant in Spitalle

Bosnia and Herzegovina
20.10. – Trebinje solar power plant should be commissioned in 2022
22.10. – Chinese contractor to start works on the construction of unit 7 at TPP Tuzla
22.10. – Construction of Grebak wind farm to start soon
22.10. – Report on Poklecani wind farm project
22.10. – FBiH Government approved draft law on gas interconnection with Croatia
23.10. – BH-Gas and USAID presented the Southern Gas Interconnection project
26.10. – Gross electricity production reached 1,320 GWh in August
26.10. – Annual overhaul of TPP Stanari completed
27.10. – Krajinapetrol recorded losses in the first nine months of 2020
28.10. – 641 GWh of electricity produced in FBiH in September
28.10. – HPP Visegrad produced 37.26 GWh of electricity in September
28.10. – Possible sanctions over TPP Tuzla project
28.10. – Desulfurization unit at TPP Ugljevik put into operation
30.10. – NIS expands its operation in BiH
31.10. – EPBiH looking to purchase RES projects

Bulgaria
16.10. – PM Borisov asks EU’s help to phase-out coal
19.10. – Electricity production dropped by 8.4 % in 2020
20.10. – NPP Kozloduy launched 6.6 million euros tender for discharge monitoring system
22.10. – TPP Maritsa 3 recorded lower profit in the first nine months of 2020
23.10. – Bulgartransgaz accelerates construction of TurkStream extension
23.10. – United States signed cooperation agreements on civil nuclear power
23.10. – Filkab to invest 9 million euros in solar power plant construction
26.10. – CEZ Distribution Bulgaria signed transmission lines construction, overhaul deals worth 9 million euros
26.10. – Unit 6 of NPP Kozloduy back online after maintenance
26.10. – ESO to invest 715 million euros in transmission network by 2029
26.10. – IBEX launched service for IDM access via API
29.10. – TPP Bobov Dol recorded lower losses in the first nine months of 2020
29.10. – CEZ Distribution Bulgaria profit doubled in the first nine months of 2020
30.10. – Electricity production reached 3,312 GWh in August
30.10. – CEZ Electro recorded higher profit in the first nine months of 2020
30.10. – CPC cleared Eurohold’s acquisition of CEZ Bulgaria assets

Croatia
16.10. – 931 GWh of electricity produced in August
16.10. – 20 million euros cogeneration plant in Gospic near completion
16.10. – Croatia must consider support for investments in renewables, energy efficiency
19.10. – HEP launched its largest project – construction of HPP Kosinj-Senj
21.10. – JANAF and Litasco signed a new oil storage agreement
28.10. – Solar power plant to be built in Udbina
30.10. – JANAF recorded slightly lower net profit in the first nine months of 2020
30.10. – INA recorded 140 million euros loss in the first nine months of 2020

Greece
16.10. – DEDDIE WACC set to close to 7 %
19.10. – Three bidders at Kavala underground gas storage tender
19.10. – PPC to offer 5 % stake in solar projects to the population of coal-dependent regions
19.10. – JinkoSolar to supply modules for 204 MW Kozani solar project
21.10. – EDPR and Ellaktor to jointly develop 900 MW in wind power
23.10. – Increased interest in offshore wind farms
23.10. – RES producers propose measures to offset special RES account’s deficit
26.10. – 4 billion euros of post-lignite investment projects
27.10. – ADMIE to offer 20 % stake in Ariadne Interconnector for at least 40 million euros
29.10. – December’s RES auction facing cancellation
30.10. – Day-ahead, intraday and balancing markets go live on 1 November

Hungary
16.10. – ALTEO completed acquisition of 15 MW wind farm
16.10. – MET Group commissioned Kabai solar power plant
19.10. – Second RES support scheme (METAR) tender completed
20.10. – TVEL completed development of new nuclear fuel modification for NPP Paks
28.10. – EC approved MVM’s acquisition of Innogy’s Czech subsidiary
30.10. – MVM acquires Enexio Hungary

Macedonia
16.10. – Greece offers co-ownership of the future 800 MW gas-fired power plant
16.10. – MEPSO commissioned section of Stip-Probistip 110 kV transmission line
26.10. – 478 GWh of electricity produced in August
27.10. – Makpetrol’s profit dropped significantly in the first nine months of 2020

Montenegro
22.10. – RES incentives amounted to 14.27 million euros in the first nine months of 2020
22.10. – TPP Pljevlja 9-month electricity production above planned

Romania
16.10. – German GETEC building biomass power plant in Dolj County
17.10. – Delgaz Grid launched projects worth 90 million euros using EU funds
20.10. – Nuclearelectrica appointed new manager of NPP Cernavoda
20.10. – Winter season gas storage obligation met at 141 %
21.10. – Romania continues to import large volumes of electricity
21.10. – Only 22 % of households chose gas supplier on the free market before 30 September
22.10. – Serinus Energy filed arbitration request against OEBS
23.10. – CEZ agreed to sell its Romanian assets to Australian MIRA
23.10. – ANRE issued fines totaling 1.36 million euros to electricity and gas suppliers
23.10. – ANRE approved tax-free connection of non-residential consumers to electricity grid
23.10. – Modernization of Silistea compressor station completed
26.10. – Goldring issues buy recommendation for Nuclearelectrica’s shares
26.10. – Hidroelectrica to turn to electricity supply
27.10. – France to cooperate on NPP Cernavoda expansion
27.10. – Enel to reach 900,000 installed smart meters by year-end
27.10. – Works on Oradea Sud-Nadab section of 400 kV ring
28.10. – Cogeneration tax increases by 40 % as of 1 November
28.10. – The price of electricity for companies who remain without supplier will be affected by day-ahead market
29.10. – Alive Capital aims to raise 2 million euros with bond issue
29.10. – Romgaz’ hydrocarbon production dropped by 19 % in the first nine months of 2020
29.10. – OMV Petrom recorded 9.5 million euros loss in Q3 2020
30.10. – Polish PKN Orlen intends to expand to Romanian market
30.10. – Transgaz signed 74 million euros loan deal with BCR
30.10. – Hidroelectrica launched tender for Iron Gates I repairs
30.10. – BRM to launch derivative contracts on natural gas

Serbia
16.10. – MOL Serbia appointed new Director General
16.10. – Feasibility study for desulfurization facility at TPP Kostolac A
19.10. – Gazprom Energoholding considers construction of gas-fired, RES power plants
22.10. – NIS completes the construction of deep processing unit at Pancevo refinery
26.10. – IMF criticizes EPS’ restructuring process
28.10. – Mitsubishi to install desulfurization units at TPP Nikola Tesla B
30.10. – EU criticizes construction of new coal-fired TPPs

Slovenia
16.10. – Slovenia must consider providing support for renewables, energy efficiency investments
22.10. – Record production at HSE’s power plants
22.10. – Ascent in talks for settling claims against Slovenia
24.10. – The audit determined criminal liability of Petrol’s former management
26.10. – Electricity production increased by 36 % in September

Turkey
17.10. – Black Sea gas deposit estimate increased to 405 billion cubic meters
20.10. – Valeura Energy to sell its shallow gas operation in Turkey
21.10. – Turkey to continue hydrocarbon exploration in the Black Sea
24.10. – Turkey is Europe’s 5th largest wind power equipment manufacturer
27.10. – Crude oil imports dropped by 38 % in August
27.10. – Electricity generation rose by 4.2 % in August
28.10. – LPG imports dropped by 3.2 % in August
28.10. – Turkey’s installed capacity to reach 100 GW in 2021
29.10. – Turkey’s natural gas imports rose by 6.5 % in August
30.10. – Energy imports bill dropped by 17.7 % in September
30.10. – Azerbaijan exported 7.5 billion cubic meters of gas to Turkey in the first eight months of 2020
30.10. – Fitch downgrades TUPRAS rating to B+ with negative outlook

 

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