Energy NEWS August-1 2021

Edition August-1 2021 with 109 pages and 92 energy news articles

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Table of content, edition August-1 2021

TRADING OVERVIEW
 
ENERGY NEWS

Region
02.08. – Extension of curtailment on IT-ME border
04.08. – Increase of NTC values on Greece-Albania border direction between 6 and 31 August
06.08. – Increase of NTC values on Montenegro-Kosovo border direction between 9 and 15 August
09.08. – Cancellation of planned outage on GR-TR border between 13 and 19 August
10.08. – Romanian and Bulgarian electricity markets to be coupled in the autumn
13.08. – Increase of NTC values on Montenegro-Kosovo border direction between 16 and 22 August
13.08. – EU is increasing solar, wind power capacity to meet 2030 RES target
13.08. – Electricity exports from Ukraine to Hungary and Romania dropped by 50 % in early August

Bosnia and Herzegovina
02.08. – HPP Visegrad turns to profit in H1 2021
02.08. – RiTE Ugljevik turns back to loss in H1 2021
03.08. – HET recorded 2.5 million euros profit in H1 2021
03.08. – EPBiH to distribute dividends from last year’s profit
05.08. – Elektrokrajina turns to profit in H1 2021
07.08. – Could privatization help EPBiH’s coalmines
09.08. – Nestro Petrol increased losses in H1 2021
13.08. – ERS recorded 18.7 million euros profit in H1 2021
13.08. – BiH Commission for Concessions to decide on HPP Buk Bijela project
16.08. – ERS seeks 3.5 million euros revolving loan

Bulgaria
02.08. – Electricity production rose by 10.7 % in 2021
02.08. – ESO commissioned third out of five transmission line projects co-financed by EU
02.08. – MET Group acquired second wind farm in Bulgaria
04.08. – Employers’ Association urges Government to intervene in electricity market amid rising prices
05.08. – Eurohold offers 112 million euros for remaining 33 % stakes in CEZ Distribution and CEZ Electro
06.08. – Three units of TPP Maritsa East 2 to sell electricity of the free market
06.08. – CEZ Distribution Bulgaria recorded lower profit in H1 2021
06.08. – CEZ Electro recorded slightly lower profit in H1 2021
09.08. – 2,277 MWh traded on IBEX in July
09.08. – Bulgartransgaz’ 10-year NDP envisages interconnections with neighboring countries
12.08. – Gas capacity between national networks is sufficient to unite the two balance zones
12.08. – KEVR launches investigation over high spot prices on IBEX
13.08. – CPC approved the acquisition of Grand Energy Distribution
17.08. – Canpipe consortium will build gas interconnection with Serbia
17.08. – Special Prosecutor’s Office is investigating high electricity prices

Croatia
02.08. – 411,169 MWh traded on CROPEX in July
05.08. – Slovenian Petrol commissioned its second wind farm in Croatia
12.08. – EQTEC acquired waste-to-energy plant in Belisce

Greece
03.08. – Record consumption, electricity system on the brink of collapse
04.08. – EC approved Masdar-Taaleri joint solar investment in Greece
06.08. – RES needs investments in infrastructure
09.08. – Fires caused damages of 25 million euros to distribution network
10.08. – Government to accelerate two large-scale solar projects
11.08. – Decrease of PPC’s low-voltage customers slows in Q2 2021
13.08. – Hellenic Cables won the contract for Naxos-Santorini interconnection
17.08. – Network congestion blocks further small-scale RES licensing
17.08. – ELPE leaving PPC, prepares to sign supply contract with Elpedison

Hungary
04.08. – 2.58 TWh traded on HUPX day-ahead market in July
06.08. – MOL recorded strongest quarterly result ever in Q2 2021
12.08. – High interest in the third METAR tender
16.08. – Ukraine exports 59.3 million dollars worth of electricity to Hungary in the first seven months of 2021

Macedonia
04.08. – OKTA refinery recorded profit in H1 2021
04.08. – EBRD lending 5 million euros for green investments
05.08. – North Macedonia launched solar auction
17.08. – Binding bids at HPP Cebren tender expected in mid-September

Montenegro
02.08. – Pljevlja coalmine recorded significantly lower profit in H1 2021
04.08. – CGES recorded higher profit in H1 2021
05.08. – Krnovo wind farm operated at a loss in 2020
06.08. – EPCG recorded 17.1 million euros profit in H1 2021
10.08. – Average July electricity bill at 34 euros
11.08. – TPP Pljevlja would most likely be closed by 2030

Romania
02.08. – Hidroelectrica’s IPO expected in the second half of 2022
02.08. – Coal production rose by 25.7 % in the first five months of 2021
03.08. – Hidroelectrica’s profit doubled in H1 2021
05.08. – Transelectrica announced 20 strategic electricity transmission projects
05.08. – Cost of phase 1 of BRHA gas pipeline – 377.4 million euros
05.08. – Operation of TPP Paroseni reduced to few days per week due to lack of coal
06.08. – Increased interest of consumers to become prosumers
06.08. – Strengthening of nuclear cooperation with Canada
06.08. – Nuclearelectrica to supply electricity to Electrica Furnizare in 2022
06.08. – Average day-ahead OPCOM price rose in July
09.08. – Portland Trust solar the largest solar power plant currently in development
10.08. – E.ON built 140 kW solar power plant for food producer Sitemani
10.08. – Ikea to merge all its wind capacity in Romania in one company
11.08. – Romania may still have 2,100 MW in coal capacity by 2030
11.08. – Insolvent Getica 95 stopped electricity supply to another big customer
12.08. – Electricity and gas prices have risen the most in the past year
12.08. – Alro records loss in H1 2021 due to high energy prices
12.08. – Electricity consumption rose by 7 % in H1 2021
13.08. – Transelectrica recorded 10 % lower profit in H1 2021
13.08. – Electrica’s shareholders approved the establishment of renewable energy subsidiary
13.08. – Rompetrol opens ten new petrol stations in Romania
13.08. – Serinus Energy suspends explorations in Romania
13.08. – Nuclearelectrica recorded 12.3 % higher profit in H1 2021
13.08. – Romgaz recorded slightly lower profit in H1 2021
16.08. – US fund invests 21 million euros in Restart Energy
16.08. – Hidroelectrica has completed the filling of Gura Apelor accumulation
17.08. – Rompetrol Rafinare to resume Petromidia refinery operation by the end of September

Serbia
02.08. – UGT Renewables to build 1 GW in solar capacity
06.08. – 272,863 MWH traded on SEEPEX in July
06.08. – CMC Europe plans to build solar power plant near Sombor
06.08. – Serbia will not give up coal-based electricity generation
09.08. – EBRD to provide 5 million euros to ProCredit Bank for green investments
11.08. – NIS still has the largest retail fuel network in Serbia

Slovenia
02.08. – Unit 6 of TPP Sostanj back online after regular overhaul
10.08. – Slovenia’s RES production increased in H1 2021
13.08. – DEM to build 2 million euros worth solar power plant
16.08. – NPP Krsko production in July
16.08. – NGOs urge Infrastructure Minister to propose EU exit Energy Charter Treaty

Turkey
02.08. – Energy import bill rose by 131 % in June
02.08. – Record daily electricity consumption achieved on 30 July
03.08. – Electricity consumption rose by 6 % in July
04.08. – Traded volume on Turkey’s day-ahead market rose by 87.3 % in July
05.08. – Record daily electricity consumption achieved on 4 August
06.08. – BTC pipeline exported 13 million tons of crude oil in H1 2021
09.08. – EBRD investing 75 million dollars in Aydem Renewable Energy green bonds
10.08. – Wind capacity surpasses 10,000 MW
11.08. – Izmir province could be a pioneer in offshore wind energy
16.08. – Solar capacity continues to grow, but below potential

 

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