EnergyNEWS December-2 2016

December-2 2016 edition of Balkan Energy NEWS publication, with 105 pages and 88 energy news articles.

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Table of content, EnergyNEWS December-2 2016:


ANALYSIS – page 9

  • Overview of power sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Weekly Carbon Trading Market update

ENERGY NEWS – page 17



16.12. – TAP awarded SCADA contract to Honeywell

16.12. – Gazprom increased gas deliveries to Europe by 12 %

27.12. – Energy Community published latest WB6 Electricity Monitoring

26.12. – Russia supplied almost a third of Europe’s gas needs in 2016

29.12. – EBRD considers investing in TAP



21.12. – Albania and TAP AG revised gas pipeline agreement


Bosnia and Herzegovina

16.12. – Parliament approved KfW loan for wind farm Hrgud

19.12. – EPBiH launched tender for works on wind farm Podvelezje

22.12. – EPBiH exceeded electricity production plan for 2016

23.12. – BiH produced 15,629 GWh of electricity in 2015

23.12. – Lower gas prices caused higher consumption

29.12. – BiH imported 218 million cubic meters of gas in 2015

29.12. – Gas deliveries for 2017 agreed with Gazprom

29.12. – EPBiH signed 196 million euros coal supply deal

02.01. – 947 GWh of electricity produced in FBiH in November



20.12. – KEVR proposed 5 % increase in natural gas price in Q1 2017

27.12. – Heating prices will not be changed as of 1 January

27.12. – Bulgargaz dissatisfied with KEVR’s gas price proposal

29.12. – NPP Kozloduy meets annual production plan

02.01. – Production and deliveries of energy products in October

02.01. – KEVR approved 4.65 % gas price hike for Q1 2017

02.01. – Overgas and Bulgargaz signed new gas supply contract



16.12. – 1,062 GWh of electricity produced in October

22.12. – Standard & Poor’s revised HEP’s outlook to stable

24.12. – Government plans to regain ownership of INA

27.12. – MOL responds to Croatia’s plans for INA buyout

03.01. – PSP is accepting requests for gas storage capacity booking

03.01. – Government is considering IPO model for INA buyout



19.12. – European Court rejected PPC’s market abuse appeal

22.12. – PPC recorded a sharp increase in profits

26.12. – Slight ETMEAR surcharge hike for industry, slight drop for households

29.12. – Discounts will incur 330 million annual revenue loss to PPC



20.12. – MVM to acquire stake in state-owned ENKSZ without oversight

22.12. – Operational life of unit 3 at NPP Paks extended by another 20 years

23.12. – Gas consumption increased by 6.7 % in 2015




17.12. – Costs of oil and electricity imports reduced

20.12. – HPP Spilje and HPP Globocica produced 565 million kWh of electricity in 2016

20.12. – MEPSO published tender for rehabilitation of four substations

26.12. – Domestic electricity production covered 73 % consumption in November



16.12. – Energy balance for 2017 adopted

20.12. – Croatian INA considers acquisition of petrol stations in Montenegro

23.12. – Businessmen seek to delay the application of new distribution fees

28.12. – Niksic 2 transformer station put into operation

02.01. – Electricity price cut by 4.7 %



16.12. – Hidroelectrica intends to buy insurance against management errors

16.12. – KMG International announces major investments in Romania

16.12. – ANRM caused 1.4 billion dollars in damages to the state

16.12. – Statkraft to leave Romanian energy market

19.12. – CET Govora recorded profit after entering insolvency

19.12. – EC approved amendments to renewables law

19.12. – Nuclearelectricy to sell 5.74 % of produced electricity on regulated market in 2017

19.12. – Gas imports rose by 720 % in the first ten months of 2016

20.12. – EBRD and EIB offered 92 million euros for Romania-Moldova gas pipeline

21.12. – Electricity production reached highest level in ten years

23.12. – Electrica to invest about 190 million euros in 2017

28.12. – Lukoil and Conpet signed 13.7 million euros oil transportation deal

28.12. – OMV Petrom – Mazarine Energy deal under Competition Council’s investigation

28.12. – Gas imports to cover one quarter of domestic consumption in January

29.12. – Nuclearelectrica to invest 63 million euros in 2017

02.01. – Green certificates quota of 8.3 % adopted

03.01. – E.ON Distributie Romania changed the name to Delgaz Grid



20.12. – EMS – the most modern state-owned company in Serbia

23.12. – EPS Distribucija fined for the abuse of dominant market position

27.12. – EPS recorded profit of 134 million euros in the first ten months of 2016

26.12. – 5.8 million euros worth biogas plant to be built near Zrenjanin

29.12. – TPP Kostolac fulfilled annual production plan

02.01. – Electricity price increase not planned in 2017

03.01. – EPS produced 36.5 billion kWh of electricity in 2016



16.12. – NPP Krsko production in November

17.12. – H12 Storitve seeks the start of bankruptcy proceeding against Petrol

21.12. – HSE closed financial structure for TPP Sostanj 6

21.12. – GEN Energija expecting profit of 15 million euros in 2016

21.12. – NPP Krsko will meet production plan for 2016

22.12. – Implementation of shadow auction for Austrian-Slovenian market coupling

23.12. – Production cost of electricity at NPP Krsko expected to be lower in 2017

27.12. – Electricity consumption increased by 1 % in November




16.12. – Russian Government approved TurkStream agreement

22.12. – TurkStream gas pipeline will cost 7 billion euros

22.12. – Daily gas consumption exceeded 200 million cubic meters

22.12. – World Bank and AIIB approved loans for TANAP

26.12. – Five companies to compete in first lira-based gas distribution tenders

02.01. – Energy imports fell by 8.1 % in November

02.01. – 10 billion dollars invested in wind energy in the past 10 years

02.01. – Gazprom approved 310 million euros loan for TurkStream construction

03.01. – Major power outages hit Istanbul at the end of 2016

03.01. – Azerbaijan increased gas supply to Turkey


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