Government sets royalties for Black Sea oil and gas exploration - Romania, 18 October 2017  |  899 GWh of electricity produced in August - Croatia, 18 October 2017  |  Gazprom continues to increase gas deliveries to SEE - Region, 18 October 2017  |  Gazprom continues to increase gas deliveries to SEE - Region, 18 October 2017  |  Slovenia considers construction of HPPs on the Mura river - Slovenia, 17 October 2017  |  Revitalized generator at HPP Djerdap 1 put into operation - Serbia, 17 October 2017  |  OMV Petrom officials investigated on energy market manipulation - Romania, 17 October 2017  |  Competition Council approved wind farm Dorobantu takeover - Romania, 17 October 2017  |  Romgaz and Transgaz concluded a gas transportation contract - Romania, 17 October 2017  |  NKM acquired local gas distributor - Hungary, 17 October 2017  |  Tellurian Energy considers investing in Alexandroupoli LNG terminal - Greece, 17 October 2017  |  All obstacles for Azeri natural gas deliveries to Bulgaria removed - Bulgaria, 17 October 2017  |  Second reactor for cancelled NPP Belene project shipped - Bulgaria, 17 October 2017  |  EPIAS to start trading natural gas in April 2018 - Turkey, 16 October 2017  |  Loan agreements for the construction of Cibuk 1 wind farm signed - Serbia, 16 October 2017  |  Works on Israel-Cyprus-Greece electricity interconnection to start in 2018 - Greece, 16 October 2017  |  Delivery of pipes for TAP in Albania, Greece and Italy completed - Region, 16 October 2017  |  Shell is again interested in oil exploration in FBiH - Bosnia and Herzegovina, 14 October 2017  |  Israel and Turkey are in advanced stage of gas pipeline talks - Turkey, 13 October 2017  |  SOCAR Turkey Enerji to acquire a stake in TANAP project by the end of 2017 - Turkey, 13 October 2017

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Region

19.08. – Russia prepared to supply gas to both Bulgaria and Greece if necessary

29.08. – Regional TSOs and NEMOs established a local implementation project under XBID

31.08. – Gazprom recorded lower profit despite increased sales in Europe

01.09. – Czech Republic is reducing RES subsidies

 

Albania

21.08. – KESH to start using WB funds for electricity imports

22.08. – OSHEE reduced distribution losses in 2017

29.08. – Albgaz to conclude talks on TAP maintenance by the end of 2017

01.09. – Electricity production dropped by 26 % in H1 2017


Bosnia and Herzegovina

19.08. – Installation of wind turbines at Mesihovina wind farm started

21.08. – HPP Visegrad produced 27.9 GWh of electricity in July

21.08. – EPBiH launched tender for Kakanj

22.08. – Profit of EP HZHB in H1 2017 dropped

23.08. – BiH and Croatia to face arbitration over TPP Gacko

25.08. – BiH electricity production decreased in May

25.08. – RES share in RS electricity consumption increased

25.08. – EPBiH will not increase electricity prices

29.08. – 825 GWh of electricity produced in FBiH in July

30.08. – Elektrokrajina to issue network reliability upgrade tender in Q4 2017

01.09. – BiH slipped from regional electricity exporter to largest importer

01.09. – Chinese companies interested in energy projects in BiH

 

Bulgaria

18.08. – Looping to transit gas pipeline to Turkey will be completed in 2018

18.08. – CEZ received several binding bids for its Bulgarian assets

21.08. – Electricity production increased by 3.64 % in 2017

24.08. – Newly established Coalition to lobby for new unit at NPP Kozloduy

23.08. – TPP Bobov Dol recorded increased profit in H1 2017

25.08. – KEVR launched an investigation into IBEX

29.08. – Production and delivery of energy products in June

29.08. – Construction of nuclear waste repository started

29.08. – Energo-Pro reported increased profit in H1 2017

30.08. – TPP Maritsa 3 recorded higher profit in H1 2017

31.08. – Gas price increase will be below 2 %

31.08. – 4B Solar to build 180 MW solar power plant

01.09. – Bulgaria to introduce entry/exit tariffs for natural gas

 

Croatia

21.08. – 557 GWh of electricity produced in June

24.08. – Government to hire advisors in the possible INA buyout

25.08. – INA is not closing Sisak refinery

31.08. – JANAF allocated 22.4 million euros for dividend payout

31.08. – Electricity price increased due to RES production

01.09. – HEP recorded slightly higher profit in H1 2017

 

Greece

18.08. – Industrial electricity consumption increased in the first half of 2017

18.08. – Environmental upgrades to follow privatization of PPC’s coal-fired units

22.08. – Investors could loose interest in wind projects after the block of Enel’s Kafireas wind farm

24.08. – Hydrocarbons exploration maps for Ionian Sea and Crete revealed

28.08. – PPC increased its share in retail electricity market

30.08. – DESFA bidders to be shortlisted next week

30.08. – Electricity production increased in July

30.08. – Gastrade announced tender for Alexandroupoli LNG terminal pipelines

01.09. – Elpedison posted losses in Q2 2017

 

Hungary

28.08. – MET Group established subsidiaries in Bulgaria and Italy

29.08. – NPP Paks upgrade to start in January 2018

01.09. – Opposition demands gas price cuts from the Government

 

Kosovo

23.08. – Turkish company to build wind farm in Kosovo

 

Macedonia

25.08. – Domestic production covered 68 % of consumption in June

01.09. – MEPSO to suspend ENG Service Trade if the debt is not repaid

 

Montenegro

18.08. – Construction of second unit at TPP Pljevlja cost-effective in any variant

19.08. – Electricity networks of Montenegro and Italy will be connected in 2018

21.08. – EPCG to purchase A2A’s stake with its own resources

30.08. – Overhaul of HPP Perucica completed

01.09. – Transfer of stake in Mozura wind farm project to Malta Montenegro Wind Power approved

 

Romania

18.08. – Alpiq could face 175 million euros tax penalty

22.08. – Oil Terminal recorded lower profit in H1 2017

22.08. – FP accuses the Government of weakening of governance in Nuclearelectrica

23.08. – Electricity price hike investigation should focus on the role of RES energy

23.08. – Government to freeze royalties for Black Sea concessions

24.08. – Transgaz appointed new CEO

24.08. – Unit 2 at NPP Cernavoda disconnected for 72 hours

25.08. – Romanian Post to sue three electricity suppliers

25.08. – Electricity exports increased by 60 %

25.08. – GSP signed 70 million dollars deal with OMV Petrom

25.08. – Nuclearelectrica appointed interim General Director

28.08. – Negotiations on units 3 and 4 at NPP Cernavoda to be resumed in September

29.08. – Increased energy consumption estimated for the coming winter

01.09. – EC Hunedoara to reduce losses by 80 % in 2017

 

Serbia

18.08. – AERS certified EMS as electricity transmission system operator

21.08. – Serbia exported electricity during summer

25.08. – Serbia targets 600 MW in RES capacity by 2020

25.08. – Electricity thefts amounted to 4.7 million euros in H1 2017

28.08. – EPS to invest 600 million euros in HPPs modernization

30.08. – Serbia and Romania to sign a roadmap for gas interconnection project

31.08. – 2 % electricity price hike as of 1 October

 

Slovenia

23.08. – Slovenia to start construction of nuclear waste storage in early 2018

24.08. – Electricity production decreased in 2017

25.08. – Electricity consumption increased by 3 % in July

25.08. – Petrol’s net profit rose by 6 % in H1 2017

28.08. – Second largest shareholder in Petrol plans to sell its stake


Turkey

19.08. – Russia and Turkey agreed upon TurkStream landfall

21.08. – All licenses for NPP Akkuyu will be obtained by the end of 2017

25.08. – Gas deliveries from Azerbaijan increased

28.08. – Construction of Turkey-North Cyprus electricity cable to start in this year

01.09. – Solar power to create 180,000 jobs by 2023

 

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