EnergyNEWS January-1 2017

January-1 2017 edition of Balkan Energy NEWS publication, with 98 pages and 86 energy news articles.

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Table of content, EnergyNEWS January-1 2017:


ANALYSIS – page 9

  • Energy crisis in January 2017?
  • Weekly Carbon Trading Market update

ENERGY NEWS – page 17



05.01. – Gas transit via Ukraine increased in 2016

07.01. – Cold weather increased Gazprom’s gas deliveries to Europe

10.01. – Greece suspended electricity export – reflection to February 2012 energy crisis

17.01. – Bulgaria and Macedonia plan to couple day-ahead electricity markets



13.01. – Electricity prices for businesses to rise up to 35 %

16.01. – TAP ends phase 1 of access roads and bridges rehabilitation

17.01. – Electricity production reached 7.3 billion kWh in 2016


Bosnia and Herzegovina

04.01. – RiTE Ugljevik exceeded production plan for 2016

04.01. – Federal Ministry of Energy to focus on oil exploration activities in 2017

04.01. – Electricity connection project between Montenegro and BiH halted

09.01. – BH-Gas recorded increased gas consumption in FBiH

11.01. – Production at TPP Gacko  in 2016 slightly below planned

12.01. – Historical high daily electricity consumption recorded in RS

14.01. – EPBiH exceeded 2016 production plan by 1.24 %

14.01. – EPBiH requests loan guarantees for TPP Tuzla’s unit 7

16.01. – Eol Prvi applied for permits for the construction of 5 wind farms



05.01. – Electricity production dropped by 8.27 % in 2016

05.01. – The need for NPP Belene will be analyzed by Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

08.01. – Power cuts all over Bulgaria due to cold weather

10.01. – Romania turned down emergency electricity supply request from Bulgaria

11.01. – Memorandum on Bulgaria-Serbia gas interconnection to be signed

11.01. – Parliament rejected proposal to restart NPP Belene project

12.01. – Bulgaria suspends electricity exports as of 13 January

13.01. – Bulgaria to terminate Teres offshore block tender

13.01. – No need for electricity supply rationing

17.01. – License for NPP Kozloduy unit 5 to be issued by September



04.01. – Process of admission for CROPEX Intraday Market started on 1 January

06.01. – TPP Plomin achieved record production in 2016

06.01. – Sale of 25 % of HEP’s shares may not cover INA buyout

10.01. – JANAF signed 33 million euros worth agreement with Serbian NIS

11.01. – SHPP Krupa project abandoned

13.01. – MOL published details on INA arbitration ruling

16.01. – JANAF expects about 130 million euros in revenues in 2017

17.01. – HEP’s IPO is the best model for INA buyout



05.01. – New DESFA tender expected soon

06.01. – 1.5 billion euros investments in wind energy expected

10.01. – Greek energy system under stress due to cold weather

13.01. – Energean plans to build its own production system in Israeli gas fields

16.01. – GR-IT interconnection will be put into operation soon

16.01. – 2016 – second best year regarding new wind capacities

17.01. – Separation of ADMIE from PPC to be postponed, could trigger full privatization



06.01. – MOL to settle share option right with UniCredit Bank

11.01. – MOL announced terms for share option agreement with UniCredit

11.01. – Utilities cuts saves households 550 euros each year



04.01. – Electricity generation in December

10.01. – Electricity distribution is stable

12.01. – ELEM spent 2 million euros on electricity imports

14.01. – HPP Spilje and HPP Globocica produced 588 million kWh of electricity in 2016

14.01. – TPP Oslomej will be put into operation to cover increasing electricity demand



04.01. – Oil exploration activities to start in 2018

10.01. – Average December electricity bill at 43 euros, consumption increased 25.8 %

11.01. – New daily electricity consumption record set on 10 January

13.01. – Concessions for two SHPPs granted

16.01. – Public debate on gasification Master plan



04.01. – Electriicty prices for households dropped by 1.9 % as of 1 January

06.01. – Unit 1 at NPP Cernavoda shortly disconnected from the grid

06.01. – Lukoil to take steps to avoid dissolution of Petrotel refinery

06.01. – Hydro sector to ensure renewable energy share of 43 % by 2020

09.01. – OMV Petrom to open its first electric cars charging station

09.01. – Installed capacity in renewables stood at 4,170 MW at the end of November 2016

10.01. – New record in gas consumption expected to be reached

10.01. – Wind farms to cover 20 % of electricity consumption

11.01. – Huge increase in Russian gas imports recorded in 2016

12.01. – Gas imports increased by 485 % in the first 8 days of 2017

12.01. – Hidroelectrica recorded gross profit of 334 million euros

12.01. – Electricity consumption increased by 3.7 % in the first eleven months of 2016

13.01. – Coal stocks insufficient, could last only for 4 days

13.01. – Gas transmission system in a state of imbalance

13.01. – Petrotel refinery to be shutdown for technical revision during March

13.01. – Government adopted measures to prevent energy crisis

16.01. – Gas imports increased by 614 % in the first eleven months of 2016

17.01. – OMV Petrom’s hydrocarbons production dropped by 3.4 % in Q4 2016

17.01. – Wind energy covers 15.5 % of electricity consumption


05.01. – Spatial Plan for Nis-Dimitrovgrad gas pipeline adopted

10.01. – EPS not expecting problems with energy supply due to cold weather

13.01. – EC to launch procedure against Serbia due to gas supply agreement with Russia

16.01. – NIS to invest one billion euros by 2020



09.01. – TPP Sostanj achieved record production in 2016

09.01. – Many Slovenian consumers have changed their electricity supplier

12.01. – NPP Krsko production in December



05.01. – Gas supply to power plants to be cut by 50 %

06.01. – No electricity, gas price hikes expected in 2017

06.01. – Physical sabotage confirmed as the cause of power outages


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