Energy NEWS September-1 2019

Edition September-1 2019 with 108 pages and 91 energy news articles

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Table of content, edition September-1 2019


03.09. – Preliminary design for IAP gas pipeline to be ready by late 2020
05.09. – TAP project is almost 90 % complete
11.09. – Greece and Slovenia among five EU countries to introduce new fossil fuel subsidies

Bosnia and Herzegovina
03.09. – Energopetrol recorded profit in H1 2019
03.09. – ERS to increase electricity price for large retailers
04.09. – STEAG, IGH and SGS selected as supervisors for the construction of TPP Banovici
05.09. – Complaint filed over the abolition of incentives for wind-based electricity generation in RS
09.09. – TPP Gacko does not meet necessary conditions for electricity generation
10.09. – HPP Visegrad produced 41 GWh of electricity in August
11.09. – RS and Gazprom to start talks on TurkStream branch by end-September
12.09. – RS to receive 10 million euros energy efficiency grant from Germany
13.09. – Local company commissioned 980 kW SHPP
13.09. – Loan guarantee for TPP Tuzla does constitute illegal state aid
13.09. – Acquisition of ERS by EPS was not discussed

02.09. – Electricity production still declining
02.09. – Contract for Bulgarian section of TurkStream extension to be signed soon
04.09. – Unit 6 at NPP Kozloduy to receive extended operational license
04.09. – Czech CEZ is the newest market participant on IBEX
04.09. – Bulgartransgaz launched tender for Svishtov gas pipeline construction
05.09. – S&P revises NEK’s outlook from stable to negative
10.09. – Bulgargaz proposes 0.11 % gas price drop for Q4 2019
10.09. – TPP Brikel shut down for illegal use of biomass fuel
11.09. – Government to negotiate PPA termination with ContourGlobal
12.09. – CEZ Distribution Bulgaria launched 1.1 million euros electricity meters supply tender
13.09. – 698,782 MWh traded on IBEX in August

02.09. – 458,737 MWh traded on CROPEX in August
02.09. – Hydrocarbon exploration companies to invest 80 million euros in Croatia
06.09. – MB Holding to build another geothermal power plant in Croatia
09.09. – HEP is planning the reconstruction of TPP Plomin 1
10.09. – One bid received for hydrocarbon exploration in the Dinarides
10.09. – HPP Dubrovnik is still out of operation
11.09. – INA submitted sole bid at the Dinarides hydrocarbon exploration tender
12.09. – Dechra launched 1.5 million euros solar power plant in Croatia
13.09. – HEP plans significant investments in wind, solar power

02.09. – Households and small businesses to bear majority of PPC’s rescue plan
04.09. – Lignite-fired TPPs could be turned into energy storage units
05.09. – Kavala underground gas storage tender delayed
06.09. – Energy exchange to be operational by next June
06.09. – Russian gas imports in decline
06.09. – PPC Renewables appointed new CEO
10.09. – Only state’s stake in ELPE to be offered
10.09. – Mytilineos Group to start construction of gas-fired TPP in October
11.09. – Independent suppliers worried about NOME auctions cancellation
12.09. – Tariffs offered by PPC much higher than those of independent suppliers
13.09. – Sale of state stake in ELPE expected within few months

06.09. – PannErgy significantly increased its net profit in H1 2019
10.09. – Hungary could achieve climate neutrality by 2050

11.09. – EBRD seeks consultant for RES auctions in Kosovo

05.09. – Strong interest for the construction of solar power plants on state land
11.09. – OKTA refinery recorded higher profit in H1 2019

06.09. – Government approved concessions for two new SHPPs
10.09. – Recultivation of Maljevac landfill started
13.09. – Average August electricity bill at 40.3 euros

02.09. – Hidroelectrica set aside 10 million euros for CEZ, Enel assets acquisition consultancy services
03.09. – Gas and electricity network operators to invest 3.6 billion euros by end-2023
03.09. – IKEA rumored to be the buyer of Vestas’ stake in three wind farms
03.09. – Competition Council scoping OMV Petrom’s acquisition of Art Petrol
04.09. – EU funding for new 24-hours supplier switch platform
04.09. – Gas price capping could last six months instead of three years
05.09. – Acquisitions of CEZ, Enel assets will diminish Hidroelectrica’s value
06.09. – Average day-ahead price on OPCOM increased in August
06.09. – Nuclearelectrica should not invest in new units of NPP Cernavoda
06.09. – FPPG believes that gas market re-liberalization will not bring higher prices 06.09. – Transelectrica to increase its share capital by 4.3 million euros
06.09. – Enel initiates the sale of its Romanian assets
09.09. – KMGI plans to double production capacity of Petromidia refinery
09.09. – CEZ launched market test for the sale of its Romanian assets
09.09. – Hydrocarbons discovered at Iecea Mare perimeter
11.09. – Electricity consumption rose by 0.3 % in the first seven months of 2019
11.09. – Competition Council recommends the expansion of gas distribution network
13.09. – IKEA confirmed the purchase of 80 % stake in Romanian wind farms
13.09. – EC Oltenia seeks state aid for CO2 certificates
13.09. – OPCOM had the highest electricity spot prices in Europe for an entire month

03.09. – NIS to distribute dividends for 2018
05.09. – Over 85 % of preparations for the construction of TPP Kostolac unit B3 completed
06.09. – EPS to start overhaul of HPP Djerdap 2 in 2021
06.09. – EnC still disputes Serbian TurkStream extension project
09.09. – 188,927 MWh of electricity traded on SEEPEX in August
10.09. – Kovacica wind farm to be officially inaugurated on 19 September
11.09. – New oil terminal to be built in Sremski Karlovci

03.09. – 681,715 MWh traded on BSP in August
04.09. – Invitation to participate in the trial period of single intraday coupling at SI-AT and SI-HR borders
04.09. – HSE appointed new management at two of its subsidiaries
09.09. – Moody’s upgraded HSE’s rating to Ba1 with stable outlook
13.09. – Slovenia welcomes increasing cooperation with Azerbaijan in energy sector
13.09. – Russian companies interested in the expansion of NPP Krsko

03.09. – Record LNG imports in H1 2019
03.09. – Electricity consumption dropped by 0.8 % in August
03.09. – Gas imports from Azerbaijan on the rise in 2019
06.09. – Gas imports from Russian down by 36 % in H1 2019
13.09. – Kirkuk-Ceyhan oil pipeline is Turkey’s strategic priority


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