Energy NEWS April-1 2021

Edition April-1 2021 with 108 pages and 99 energy news articles

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Table of content, edition April-1 2021

TRADING OVERVIEW
 
ENERGY NEWS

Region
09.04. – Record drop in EU ETS-covered emissions in 2020
13.04. – Serbia and Montenegro signed MoU on cooperation in energy sector

Albania
02.04. – EBRD to provide loan to KESH for floating solar power plant
12.04. – New balancing market rules help in resolving long-standing HPP Ashta dispute

Bosnia and Herzegovina
02.04. – ERS seeks 120 million euros loan to finance HPP projects
02.04. – FBiH suspends the issuance of energy permits for SHPP projects
02.04. – Debt of EPBiH’s coalmines reached 470 million euros
05.04. – BH-Gas files complaint against Energoinvest over switch to gas supply via TurkStream
07.04. – RiTE Ugljevik launched tender for obtaining 2.3 million euros loan
14.04. – HET seeks 5 million euros loan

Bulgaria
02.04. – Coal-based electricity generation decreased in 2020
05.04. – Electricity production rose by 4.66 % in 2021
05.04. – NPP Kozloduy produced 4,528 GWh of electricity in Q1 2021
07.04. – AES Bulgaria’s units produced 976 GWh of electricity in Q1 2021
08.04. – Eurohold to complete CEZ assets acquisition in the first half of 2021
12.04. – 2,303 GWh traded on IBEX in March
12.04. – Bulgargaz to propose higher wholesale gas price for June
13.04. – TPP Bobov Dol plans to build solar power plant
15.04. – Wind and solar boom in northeastern Bulgaria

Croatia
07.04. – Geo Power Zagocha to start construction of 20 MW geothermal power plant
09.04. – HOPS to become joint stock company
09.04. – HROTE recorded 49 million euros loss in 2020 due to increasing RES subsidies
12.04. – Croatian households will be able to buy electricity from EU suppliers
14.04. – CROPEX announced new guarantees of origin auctions
14.04. – Yearly auction for the sale of electricity from ECO balance group in 2022
14.04. – Government awards INA 40-year concession to Urinj port

Greece
02.04. – Motor Oil acquired 240 MW wind portfolio
02.04. – DEPA Trade privatization deadline could be pushed to year-end
02.04. – ADMIE warns against TPP Megalopoli closure in 2021
05.04. – Deadline extensions for small-scale solar projects
05.04. – Crete-Peloponnese electricity interconnection completed
07.04. – Nine candidates in the second round of DEDDIE privatization
08.04. – PPC to sign securitization deal with Pimco
09.04. – PPC’s retail market share remained unchanged in March
09.04. – ADMIE recorded 3 % higher profit in 2020
09.04. – RAE officially writes off TPP Kardia I,II and TPP Amyntaio I,II
13.04. – TPP Kardia’s units III and IV to be withdrawn on 17 April
14.04. – RES special account in surplus
15.04. – First solar modules at ELPE’s Kozani solar power plant installed
15.04. – Diesel-fired power plants on interconnected island will be withdrawn

Hungary
05.04. – New cross-border transmission lines to Slovakia commissioned
09.04. – 2.095 TWh traded on HUPX in March
12.04. – Number of prosumers keeps increasing

Kosovo
02.04. – KOSTT and Hitachi ABB Power Grids signed deal on substation construction

Macedonia
02.04. – ESM commits to internal carbon pricing

Montenegro
06.04. – Five investors sued the state over SHPP concessions termination
09.04. – CEDIS appointed new CEO
09.04. – Energy Community cannot extend TPP Pljevlja’s operational hours
12.04. – Average March electricity bill at 37.5 euros

Romania
02.04. – Enel and Monsson to develop over 1 GW of RES capacity in Romania
02.04. – Greenpeace criticizes EC Oltenia restructuring plan
02.04. – Nuclearelectrica to supply electricity to Engie
02.04. – New EC Oltenia restructuring plan to accelerate coal phase-out
02.04. – 40 % of electricity and 30 % of gas consumers already in the free market
05.04. – Romgaz is sole bidder for ExxonMobil’s stake in Neptun Deep gas project
05.04. – Photon Energy plans to develop 100 million euros solar portfolio in Romania
05.04. – E.ON to deliver 145 small-scale solar turnkey projects in Romania
05.04. – Romgaz terminated contract with TPP Iernut contractor
06.04. – Average day-ahead OPCOM price rose in March
06.04. – Government to provide additional 20 million euros aid for coalmines closure
06.04. – Average Q1 day-ahead OPCOM price the highest in the last five years
07.04. – Nova Power completes its 7 million euros cogeneration project
07.04. – Electrica to procure 500,000 smart electricity meters
08.04. – Hidroelectrica sold 62,400 MWh for 2022 delivery
08.04. – Liberty Galati urgently needs 100 million euros to purchase CO2 certificates
08.04. – Transelectrica invests 75 million euros in 400 kV Cernavoda-Stalpu transmission line
08.04. – Romgaz extends mandate of its interim CEO
09.04. – EBRD to provide 40 million euros loan to Electrica
09.04. – Romgaz suspends contract termination with TPP Iernut contractor
09.04. – OMV Petrom’s hydrocarbon output dropped in Q1 2021
09.04. – Hidroelectrica established its wind-based subsidiary
09.04. – German company to resume 99 MW wind project in Romania
09.04. – 470 million euros of last year’s investments in gas infrastructure to be completed in 2021
12.04. – Local company to build 393 MW wind farm in eastern Romania
12.04. – Greenpeace warns about illegal state aid to EC Oltenia
13.04. – Hidroelectrica to distribute all of its 2020 profit as dividends
13.04. – UAE’s Mubadala interested in OMV Petrom’s purchase
13.04. – Electricity consumption dropped by 3 % in the first two months of 2021
14.04. – Hidroelectrica awarded 3.4 million euros in compensation from Andritz Hydro
14.04. – KMGI seeks higher dividends from Rompetrol Well Services
14.04. – Romgaz determined to complete TPP Iernut gas unit in 2021
14.04. – Romgaz considers loans, bond issues to rack up funds for Neptun Deep takeover
15.04. – Competition Council investigates CEZ, Electrica for anti-competitive practices
15.04. – Hidroelectrica launched tender for HPP Raul Mare Retezat reconstruction

Serbia
06.04. – Serbia to become gas transit country as of October
13.04. – Serbia to ban HPP construction in protected areas
14.04. – EMS received 12.8 million euros EU grant for Trans-Balkan Corridor

Slovenia
06.04. – 647,390 MWh traded on BSP in March
08.04. – Slovenia doubled the number of self-consumption solar systems in 2020
09.04. – Exceptional production of HSE’s HPPs in Q1 2021
12.04. – Record annual gas consumption in 2020
12.04. – S&P affirms Petrol’s BBB- rating with stable outlook

Turkey
02.04. – Electricity consumption rose by 12 % in March
03.04. – New FSRU vessel to arrive to Turkey in April
07.04. – Traded volume on Turkey’s say-ahead market rose by 53.3 % in March
07.04. – Energy efficiency measures helped save 158 million dollars in 2020
08.04. – Nordex to supply turbines for 187 MW Istanbul wind farm
09.04. – Gumbel Group to invest 15 million dollars in solar technology
13.04. – Turkey ranks fifth in European wind investments

 

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