Energy NEWS June-1 2019

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Table of content, edition June-1 2019


05.06. – Russia proposes that Slovakia joins TurkStream project
07.06. – TAP shallow water pipelay completed in Albania
10.06. – ICGB and TIBEI signed owner’s engineer contract for IGB pipeline
12.06. – High-level market design of the DE-AT-PL-4M MC project is finalized for implementation
12.06. – 1-year anniversary of XBID
12.06. – Azerbaijan’s gas exports increased significantly in 2018
13.06. – wpd Adria to invest 1.5 billion euros in wind farms in Croatia and BiH
14.06. – Serbia and Hungary agreed on gas interconnection
14.06. – Russia offers Ukraine to lower gas prices by 25 %

04.06. – EC urges Albania to diversify from hydropower

Bosnia and Herzegovina
03.06. – RS wants to connect to TurkStream
03.06. – Cost of HPP Dabar project increased to almost 250 million euros
04.06. – ERS confirmed interest in taking over concessions from Comsar Energy
07.06. – Record gas consumption in FBiH in May
08.06. – TurkStream extension through RS would cost 300 million euros
08.06. – Grebak wind farm to be commissioned in 2021
10.06. – FBiH signed consultancy services contract for hydrocarbon exploration
11.06. – Elektro Bijeljina launched tender for the supply of smart meters
12.06. – EP HZHB to stop supplying electricity to Aluminij
12.06. – HPP Visegrad produced 102.5 GWh of electricity in May
13.06. – Wind farm Podvelezje will be commissioned in early 2021
15.06. – Aluminij secured electricity supply for the next two weeks

03.06. – Electricity production 4.6 % higher in 2019
03.06. – Unit 7 at TPP Maritsa East 2 shuts down for maintenance
03.06. – Bulgaria-Serbia gas interconnection to be launched in 2022
04.06. – IGB pipeline crucial for the development of Bulgarian gas market
05.06. – Electricity price hike is completely justified
05.06. – Bulgaria hopes to receive gas directly from Russia
07.06. – Maritsa East 3 recorded lower profit in 2018
07.06. – Lukoil Neftochim recorded 130 million euros net loss in 2018
10.06. – Bulgargaz proposes 0.6 % gas price drop for Q3 2019
10.06. – NPP Kozloduy unit 5 back online
10.06. – CEZ Distribution Bulgaria to invest 2.3 million euros in substation upgrade
10.06. – Arkad consortium filed complaint against Bulgartransgaz
13.06. – 586,260 MWh traded on IBEX in May
13.06. – NPP Kozloduy launched 7.4 million euros tender for spent fuel casks
14.06. – Bulgartransgaz’ compressor stations tender suspended

03.06. – 425,169 MWh traded on CROPEX in May
05.06. – LNG terminal will be profitable
06.06. – Resalta commissioned 5 MW biomass power plant in Slatina
07.06. – Green NGOs against state financing for LNG terminal
10.06. – HEP plans to build two solar power plants with combined output of 95 MW
10.06. – HEP recorded lower hydro generation in 2019
11.06. – Dalekovod to sign another deal in Sweden
13.06. – INA to distribute higher dividends for 2018
13.06. – Start of hydrocarbon explorations in eastern Croatia
14.06. – 836 GWh of electricity produced in April
14.06. – Energy Strategy to focus on low-carbon economy and energy independence
15.06. – JANAF proposes dividend of 11.6 euros/share

03.06. – Elpedison applied for license capacity increase
03.06. – RAE approved DESFA’s gas network usage pricing plan
06.06. – Diesel-fired power plants on Crete to operate beyond 2019
06.06. – PPC launched hybrid renewable energy park on Icaria
07.06. – Elpedison plans to build gas-fired power plant
07.06. – Increase of starting price for the next NOME auctions expected
11.06. – ELPE and Edison reached agreement with Ellaktor’s stake in Elpedison
14.06. – Ministries push for TPP Kardia operational life extension

04.06. – Hungary started open season procedure for gas link with Serbia
07.06. – Hungary and Gazprom signed gas supply agreement for 2020
13.06. – The largest oil discovery in the last 30 years
14.06. – Hungary placed last in National Energy and Climate Plans ranking
14.06. – Chinese CMC to build large solar power plant near Kaposvar

14.06. – EBRD considers 55 million euros loan to wind farm project

06.06. – Solar tender to launch next week
07.06. – ESM to auction 110,400 MWh of surplus electricity in July-September period
11.06. – Makpetrol to distribute higher dividends for 2018
11.06. – Solar tender under new premiums model launched
14.06. – ESM sold 4.2 million euros worth of surplus electricity in the first half of June

03.06. – Montenegro recorded 10 days of coal-free electricity production
03.06. – Production at Briska Gora solar power plant to start in 2021
04.06. – Italy-Montenegro undersea cable to become operational by end-2019
06.06. – Wind farm Mozura to be commissioned in late July

03.06. – Implementation of energy efficiency measures to save over 100,000 toe
04.06. – All units of EC Oltenia to meet environmental standards in March 2020
04.06. – Enel to invest 11 million euros in smart meters installation
05.06. – 400 kV ring close to completion
05.06. – OMV Petrom invested 46 million euros in coking plant at Petrobrazi refinery
05.06. – NN reached 6.09 % stake in Electrica
06.06. – Nuclearelectrica preparing to build NPP Cernavoda units 3 and 4 on its own
06.06. – Average day-ahead OPCOM price dropped slightly in May
07.06. – TPP Iernut to launch in Q1 2020
07.06. – Transgaz approved lower dividends
07.06. – 27.9 % renewable target for 2030 will be changed
10.06. – Hidroelectrica’s CEO appointed for a full 4-year mandate
11.06. – ANRM to launch new tender for awarding 28 hydrocarbon concessions
11.06. – ELCEN to sue Bucharest City Hall for 790 million euros
12.06. – Electricity consumption decreased by 1 % in the first four months of 2019
12.06. – Government to subsidize CO2 emission allowances costs for companies
13.06. – OMV Petrom invested 50 million euros in Hurezani gas treatment plant
14.06. – Hidroelectrica sold 17.4 GWh of electricity in 2018

03.06. – 216,567 MWh of electricity traded on SEEPEX in May
04.06. – Serbia to receive gas via TurkStream in 2020
07.06. – Serbia and Gazprom to launch joint LNG projects
08.06. – Agreement for construction of several CHPPs signed
10.06. – New fund for increasing energy efficiency to be launched
14.06. – EPS recorded lower profit in Q1 2019

03.06. – Government officially abandoned the HPP Mura project
04.06. – 667,757 MWh traded on BSP in May
12.06. – HSE recorded losses in 2018
13.06. – NPP Krsko production in May
14.06. – First trade with Slovenian power futures

03.06. – SOCAR plans to list its Turkish subsidiary
07.06. – Three largest HPPs contributed over 60 billion euros to Turkish economy
11.06. – Turkey produced 89 % of its electricity from local resources on 5 June
13.06. – 1.8 billion cubic meters of gas delivered via TANAP in the first year
14.06. – Cost of TANAP project may drop even further


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