EnergyNEWS May-1 2018

May-1 2018 edition of Balkan Energy NEWS publication, with 117 pages and 102 energy news articles.

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Table of content, EnergyNEWS May-1 2018:


ANALYSIS – page 9

  • Basics of Cross Border Capacities allocation in South Eastern Europe
  • Weekly Carbon Trading Market update

ENERGY NEWS – page 17


04.05. – SEE countries among the smallest nuclear energy producers in the EU
05.05. – RS and Serbia to jointly build HPPs
07.05. – Gazprom increased gas deliveries to Europe in 2018
09.05. – Strengthening of cooperation between Serbia and Turkey in the field of gas and RES


07.05. – Applications for two SHPPs and one solar power plant received
10.05. – Albgaz admitted to ENTSOG as an observer

Bosnia and Herzegovina

04.05. – Energopetrol posted profit in 2017
05.05. – HET exceeded production plan by over 50 %
07.05. – TPP Stanari back online after overhaul
10.05. – EBRD to provide 20.1 million euros loan to Elektroprijenos BIH
11.05. – RiTE Gacko recorded profit in Q1 2018
11.05. – TPP Ugljevik desulfurization project worth over 100 million euros
14.05. – EPBiH launched tenders for the construction of 15 SHPPs


04.05. – Wholesale electricity in Bulgaria more expensive than in Denmark and Sweden
04.05. – Majority of companies within BEH were profitable in Q1 2018
07.05. – Bulgarian financial institutions bought 15 million euros worth Energo-Pro bonds
08.05. – Electricity production continues to decrease in 2018
08.05. – CEZ Parliamentary Commission postponed the publication of its report
09.05. – Moesia Oil and Gas exploration permit extended
09.05. – TPP Varna won cold reserve tender
10.05. – CNCC confirms their interest in participation in NPP Belene project
10.05. – Parliamentary Commission adopted report on CEZ deal
11.05. – CEZ Distribution Bulgaria will not distribute dividends
11.05. – Bulgargaz proposes 15.69 % gas price increase for Q3 2018
12.05. – PM Borisov insists on revoking the moratorium on NPP Belene
14.05. – Bulgartransgaz signed Strandzha gas metering station construction deal
14.05. – Investor selection procedure for NPP Belene could start by end-2018
15.05. – Agreements with US-owned TPPs to be terminated by end-2018
15.05. – Analysis for NPP Kozloduy unit 6 will be ready in July


04.05. – HEP ODS to install smart meters to all consumers by 2030
07.05. – Eco organizations protest against TPP Plomin 1 life extension
10.05. – Government approved draft LNG terminal bill
11.05. – LNG Hrvatska launched new tender for FSRU procurement


04.05. – ADMIE signed loan agreement with two Chinese banks
04.05. – DEPA and Gastrade agreed on capacity reservation of Alexandroupoli LNG terminal
04.05. – Mytilineos Group to push ahead with 650 MW gas-fired TPP project
09.05. – PPC’s market share dropped further in April
10.05. – Possible delay of RES auctions
11.05. – PPC is not a viable company
11.05. – TAIPED approached 70-80 potential buyers of 51 % stake in ELPE
14.05. – Energy Ministry rules out electricity price increase
14.05. – Coal-based production to be phased out from NOME auctions by 2019


04.05. – MOL achieved lower profit, higher revenues in Q1 2018
07.05. – Opus Global became sole owner of Matra Energy Holding
14.05. – NPP Paks Minister met with Rosatom representatives


04.05. – ELEM sold surplus electricity for 3.8 million euros
04.05. – New Energy Law at the public debate
08.05. – Makpetrol to distribute 1.76 million euros in dividends
11.05. – EBRD and EIB interested in wind park investments


07.05. – Government to publish tender for Briska Gora solar power plant
11.05. – HPP Perucica produced 670 GWh of electricity in the first four months
14.05. – Wind farm Krnovo produced 17,566 MW of electricity in March
15.05. – Average April electricity bill at 29 euros
15.05. – State now owns 70.16 % stake in EPCG


04.05. – Transelectrica received EU funds for transmission line construction project
04.05. – Transelectrica named Adrian-Constantin Rusu as the new CEO
04.05. – FP urges Hidroelectrica to distribute 100 % of 2017 profit as dividends
04.05. – Electricity demand grew more than production in 2018
07.05. – Investments in the Black Sea oil and gas sectors to bring 26 billion dollars to state budget
07.05. – MOL Romania increased diesel sales by 2.5 % in Q1 2018
07.05. – Unit 1 of NPP Cernavoda to be refurbished in 2026
08.05. – Hidroelectrica to invest one million euros in modernization of five HPPs
08.05. – Romania is European leader in wind energy
08.05. – EC investigates Romanian state aid to CNU
08.05. – ANRE fined 15 companies for gas market imbalances in February
09.05. – Transelectrica interested in Moldelectrica privatization
10.05. – Electricity and gas distribution networks need 10 billion euros investments
10.05. – CEZ invested 690 million euros in Oltenia region
11.05. – Electricity consumption increased by 2.7 % in the first quarter of 2018
11.05. – Nuclearelectrica recorded 52 % higher profit in Q1 2018
11.05. – Transelectrica to restart transmission line project after 10 years
14.05. – ROTTCO Consult initiated insolvency proceedings
15.05. – Electrica appointed new Chairman of the Board of Directors
15.05. – Competition Council investigates Transgaz for alleged auctions rigging
15.05. – FP’s stake in Nuclearelectrica decreased
15.05. – Romgaz recorded lower profit in Q1 2018
15.05. – Transgaz’ net profit fell by 26 % in Q1 2018
15.05. – Transelectrica’s net profit dropped in Q1 2018


04.05. – Nine companies submitted non-binding offers for gas pipeline capacity reservation
07.05. – EPS holds 97.25 % of the electricity market
09.05. – EPS launched tenders for the construction of two SHPPs
10.05. – EPS has no competition in households electricity supply
11.05. – NIS to start oil and gas exploration near Zrenjanin and Zabalj
15.05. – NIS to distribute 25 % of last year’s profit as dividends


09.05. – 143.5 million euros paid for RES subsidies in 2017
09.05. – 633,932 MWh traded on BSP in April
15.05. – Energy dependency in 2017 was at 48 %


04.05. – HPP Tohma has been privatized
04.05. – Energy imports cost 14 % higher in Q1 2018
04.05. – Enerjisa’s revenues increased by 68 % in the first quarter of 2018
07.05. – Number of eligible consumers decreased by 21 % in April
07.05. – Petrol Ofisi to invest 195 million euros in 2018
08.05. – First onshore LNG production and storage facilities to be built
10.05. – Gazprom to close Blue Stream gas pipeline for maintenance
10.05. – Electricity consumption increased by 3.8 % in April
10.05. – Turkey imported over 42 million tons of oil in 2017
11.05. – TANAP to be commissioned on 12 June
11.05. – Turkey achieved record high LPG production in 2017
11.05. – Turkey to start drilling in East Mediterranean this summer
11.05. – EBRD to provide loan to Akfen for wind farm projects
14.05. – Solar production almost tripled in 2017
14.05. – Gazprom in talks over TurkStream second line construction

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