EnergyNEWS October-1 2016

October-1 2016 edition of Balkan Energy NEWS publication, with 104 pages and 86 energy news articles.

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Table of content, EnergyNEWS October-1 2016:


ANALYSIS – page 9

  • Overview of power sector in Montenegro
  • Weekly Carbon Trading Market update

ENERGY NEWS – page 15


05.10. – Implementation of TAP project threatened by permits issuance in Italy
06.10. – Gazprom will use South Stream pipes for TurkStream project

06.10. – Four new companies interested in booking IGB capacity

14.10. – EU and Gazprom close to reaching settlement terms

14.10. – MER and DESFA signed MoU on gas pipeline construction



03.10. – TAP construction officially started


Bosnia and Herzegovina

05.10. – Less electricity produced in FBiH in 2016

05.10. – Solar power plant in Gabela put into operation
07.10. –
Trusina wind farm should be operational by the end of 2017

08.10. – Bosnian entities close to reaching agreement on gas sector

08.10. – ERS recorded a 81.3 million euros loss in 2015

10.10. – HPP Visegrad produced 43.12 GWh of electricity in September

10.10. – The lowest wholesale natural gas price in the last 10 years

12.10. – EPBiH to supply electricity to Aluminij in 2017
14.10. –
Energoinvest signed 39.5 million dollars worth contract in Tanzania

15.10. – EC temporarily suspended sanctions against BiH



03.10. – State aid to NEK mildly positive for BEH’s rating
03.10. –
Scheduled maintenance of unit 6 at NPP Kozloduy

05.10. – PM Borisov asks the EC to declare Balkan gas hub project a necessity for Europe

07.10. – Parliament to investigate debt for NPP Belene project

11.10. – Government denied reports on unsuccessful drillings in the Black Sea

11.10. – CPC files price fixing charges against six fuel companies

12.10. – Toplofikatsiya Sofia ready to start heating season

13.10. – Minister Petkova to discuss NPP Belene payment in Moscow



03.10. – Start of the heating season

11.10. – Domestic crude oil transported from Sisak to Rijeka refinery

12.10. – Siemens to supply wind turbines for Zadar VI wind farm

14.10. – Gas sector recorded 1.82 billion euros in revenues in 2015



05.10. – PPC agreed new tariffs with its biggest client Aluminium

06.10. – PPC submitted bids for 2 Turkish HPPs

06.10. – Canadian Hydro-Quebec interested in ADMIE privatization

07.10. – PPC will cover the revised ETMEAR surcharges

13.10. – Deadline for ADMIE tender extended to 21 October

13.10. – First NOME auction scheduled for 25 October



10.10. – MVM’s Deputy CEO appointed as CEO of ENKSZ

13.10. – Fuel sales increased by 6.3 % in the first nine months of 2016



03.10. – Public debate on TPP Oslomej modernization

07.10. – ELEM prepares feasibility study for Vardar Valley energy project

13.10. – Electricity generation in September



05.10. – Laying of Montenegrin part of submarine cable to Italy started

07.10. – All 26 wind turbines at Krnovo wind farm completed

12.10. – Average September electricity bill at 29 euros

12.10. – TPP Pljevlja achieved record daily production



03.10. – 16 energy companies among Romanian top 50 in 2015

04.10. – State to sell minority stakes in key energy companies

05.10. – Norway awarded 26 million euros for 50 green projects in Romania

06.10. – Romania to grant 550,000 euros to Moldova for Ungheni-Chisinau gas pipeline

06.10. – Romania allocates 100 million euros for biomass and biogas projects

06.10. – Fondul Proprietatea to sell 6.4 % stake in OMV Petrom

07.10. – Bucharest Court approved ELCEN’s insolvency

07.10. – New Energy Strategy will not change current energy mix

10.10. – Fuel for heat and electricity generation during winter to cost 510 million euros

11.10. – Electricity consumption increased by 4.3 % in the first eight months

11.10. – State aid for Iasi-Ungheni gas pipeline in line with EU legislation

11.10. – Hidroelectrica’s IPO expected in six months’ time

11.10. – Insolvent RADET started providing heating services for the winter season

11.10. – Wind power industry losses reached 0.9 billion euros

11.10. – Oil Terminal to raise capital to 71 million euros

13.10. – Gas prices for households will not increase in 2017

13.10. – Units 3 and 4 at NPP Cernavoda will be included in Energy Strategy

14.10. – Consumers will pay more for “green energy” support

14.10. – Hidroelectrica almost doubled gross profit in September

14.10. – State-owned energy companies recorded 932 million euros losses in the past 3 years

14.10. – Fondul Proprietatea to get 170 million euros for 6.4 % stake in OMV Petrom



03.10. – La Piccolina wind farm officially commissioned

03.10. – Overhaul of unit A5 at TPP Nikola Tesla A completed
04.10. –
Underground gas storage Banatski Dvor ready for winter season

05.10. – Biogas cogeneration power plant in Botos commissioned

11.10. – Gas storage expansion crucial for future gas supply to Serbia

12.10. – EC withdrew the proposal for imposing sanctions against Serbia

14.10. – Kolubara produced 20.96 million tons of coal in 2016

14.10. – NIS to continue investments in cogeneration

14.10. – Electricity prices will be increased in the coming years



03.10. – Annual overhaul of NPP Krsko started

14.10. – NPP Krsko production in September

14.10. – HEP to supply electricity to Planica Sports Center



03.10. – Tender for 1,500 MW in solar capacity to be launched

04.10. – Four bidders for Turkish Petroleum subsidiary

08.10. – Agreement on TurkStream gas pipeline could be signed on Monday

08.10. – Turkey and Northern Cyprus to sign submarine cable agreement

11.10. – Agreement on TurkStream gas pipeline signed

12.10. – All permits for TurkStream gas pipeline obtained

13.10. – BP denies claims on exiting Turkish market

13.10. – Israel and Turkey discussed join gas pipeline

14.10. – Saudi ACWA Power to build 340 MW wind farm


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