Energy NEWS December-1 2021

Edition December-1 2021 with 106 pages and 113 energy news articles

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Table of content, edition December-1 2021


01.12. – EPEX SPOT to launch first pan-European guarantees of origin market in 2022
03.12. – Disruptions in electricity supply not likely during forthcoming winter
09.12. – NTC curtailment on IT-ME border for 14 December
09.12. – Increase of NTC values on Albania-Greece border between 10 and 31 December
10.12. – Cancellation of curtailment on IT-ME border for 14 December
10.12. – Increase of NTC values on Montenegro-Kosovo border direction between 13 and 19 December
15.12. – ECRB assesses impact of recent price surge on electricity markets in EnC contracting parties

09.12. – OST plans investments worth 134 million euros in the next three years
10.12. – More consumers to enter free market as of 1 January 2022

Bosnia and Herzegovina
01.12. – EnC Ministerial Council decided that BiH breached its obligations over TPP Tuzla unit 7 project
02.12. – EPBiH accepted to increase the purchase price of coal by 20 %
03.12. – Etmax obtained concession for 60 MW solar power plant near Nevesinje
06.12. – HPPs on Drina will be built regardless of court’s decision
07.12. – EFT contracted Dongfang to build 60 MW Bileca solar power plant
14.12. – Promondis to build 88.5 MW solar power plant near Bosanski Petrovac
15.12. – HPP Visegrad produced 67.33 GWh of electricity in November
15.12. – Electricity prices for commercial consumers in FBiH tripled
16.12. – Herzegovina-Neretva Canton awards concessions for four solar power plants

01.12. – Electricity generation increased by 15.8 % in 2021
01.12. – KEVR approved 9.8 % wholesale gas price hike for December
02.12. – CPC approved Malex’ acquisition of Helios Projects
03.12. – AES Bulgaria’s units produced 3,235 GWh of electricity in the first eleven months of 2021
03.12. – Grand Energy Distribution nearing bankruptcy
08.12. – EC urges Bulgaria to transpose revised EU rules on renewable energy
08.12. – Government considers reducing VAT on electricity
09.12. – ICGB received EIB’s third credit tranche for Bulgaria-Greece gas interconnection
10.12. – 2,236 MWh traded on IBEX in November
13.12. – Bulgargaz expects 15.2 % wholesale gas price hike for February 2022
15.12. – MET Group completes the acquisition of 60 MW wind farm
15.12. – Kubrat municipality launched 4.1 million euros electricity supply tender
16.12. – Parliament freezes utility prices until 31 March 2022

01.12. – 534,175 MWh of electricity traded on CROPEX in November
02.12. – Record daily volume on CROPEX day-ahead market
02.12. – INA sets issue price of 266 million euros bond at 99.445 %
05.12. – Record daily volume on CROPEX day-ahead market
06.12. – Government removes retail fuel price cap
07.12. – Senj wind farm officially enters trial operation
08.12. – Turkish company sues Croatia over geothermal project
09.12. – EC approved Croatia’s RES support scheme
10.12. – Government approved HEP’s two long-term loans
10.12. – Professio Energia to acquire four wind farms in Croatia
13.12. – HEP to pay 4.3 million euros for water from Busko lake
16.12. – Danske Commodities and wpd signed Croatia’s first commercial PPA

06.12. – ELPE acquired two wind farms on Evia island
07.12. – Siemens Gamesa to supply turbines for 26 MW wind farm
07.12. – Wholesale electricity prices averaged 233 euros/MWh in November
10.12. – Italgas acquired DEPA Infrastructure
10.12. – Decision on DEPA Trade privatization process expected in January
15.12. – Consumers continue to return to PPC

02.12. – 2.55 TWh of electricity traded on HUPX day-ahead market in November
03.12. – Construction of new units at NPP Paks to start in 2022
06.12. – Alteo to receive 1.1 million euros grant for R&D project
07.12. – MET Group issues bonds to finance its solar expansion in Hungary
10.12. – Photon Energy commissioned its first solar power plant outside METAR scheme
16.12. – EDPR signed 15-year contract-for-difference for 25 MW solar project

15.12. – Both units of TPP Kosova B out of operation

01.12. – Government proposes the extension of state of emergency for another six months
09.12. – ESM did not submit an offer to supply electricity to EVN Home
10.12. – TPP Negotino to enter operation next week
10.12. – North Macedonia negotiates the supply of 3 million tons of coal from Kosovo
10.12. – Strategic investment status given to two more solar projects
13.12. – ESM to supply electricity to EVN Home at higher price

03.12. – Montenegro is not planning to build a refinery
03.12. – KAP may halt production due to high electricity prices
08.12. – Average November electricity bill at 29.7 euros
13.12. – Government denies rumors that Eni-Novatek found oil in the Adriatic
13.12. – Uniprom proposed EPCG to lease KAP free of charge for a year

01.12. – ANRE increased electricity transmission fees as of 1 January 2022
03.12. – OMV Petrom reached 40 micro gas-fired power plants in Romania
03.12. – Electrica Furnizare selected as the supplier of last resort for December
06.12. – Just one offer at Termoenergetica’s small modular power plant tender
07.12. – OMV Petrom revealed its Net Zero 2050 Strategy
07.12. – Proposal for the establishment of diversified state-owned electricity producer
07.12. – Azomures to temporarily suspend operation due to high gas prices
07.12. – Smart Power Generation to build 48 MW wind farm
08.12. – Aukera plans to develop 1 GW of RES capacity in Romania
08.12. – Romania to increase gas storage capacity to 4 billion cubic meters
08.12. – Temporary windfall tax will have no adverse effects on long-term investments
08.12. – Government expects to pay 800 million euros for temporary cap on energy prices
09.12. – Government did not approve Electrica’s acquisition of solar power plants
09.12. – Average day-ahead OPCOM price rose in November
10.12. – Electrica acquires 77.5 MW solar project
10.12. – Israeli BIG Group to build 102 MW wind farm in eastern Romania
13.12. – Competition Council to investigate Premier Energy’s takeover of Ecoenergia and Alive Capital
13.12. – Romgaz’ shareholders approved the takeover of 50 % stake in Neptun Deep gas project
13.12. – Three natural gas suppliers withdrew from the market
13.12. – Electricity consumption rose by 5.3 % in the first ten months of 2021
15.12. – Simtel Team to acquire majority stake in ANT Power Energy
15.12. – Transelectrica received financing from the Modernization Fund
16.12. – Alerion to develop three wind projects in Romania
16.12. – Samsung to sell its 45 MW solar power plant
16.12. – Transelectrica launched available connection map for future investors

01.12. – 258,717 MWh of electricity traded on SEEPEX in November
03.12. – Employers ask for gradual increase of electricity with timely prior announcement
03.12. – Low maximum purchase price for wind-produced electricity could turn away potential investors
06.12. – Serbia prepares for the construction of pump-storage HPP Djerdap 3
09.12. – First wind auctions in early 2022
10.12. – Rosatom to build Center for Nuclear Technologies in Serbia
10.12. – Coal-fired TPPs Morava and Kolubara A to switch to natural gas
12.12. – Almost all units of TENT A out of operation
14.12. – Some TENT A units still out of operation
14.12. – UGT Renewables to build its first solar project in eastern Serbia
14.12. – Commissioning of steam turbine at CHPP Pancevo planned for January 2022
16.12. – EPS spent 25 million euros on emergency electricity imports

03.12. – Czech Republic to transfer its renewable energy surplus to Slovenia
14.12. – DEM develops two geothermal projects
16.12. – Slovenia postpones the closure of Trbovlje-Hrastnik coalmine until the end of 2023

01.12. – Enerjisa signed 110 million dollars green finance loan with EBRD
01.12. – Kalyon signed 812 million dollars financing deal for Karapinar solar power plant
03.12. – Electricity consumption rose by 5.6 % in November
03.12. – RES installed capacity to grow by 53 % by 2026
07.12. – RES financing to reach 2.5 billion dollars by the end of 2021
14.12. – Turkey’s LNG storage facilities prepare for winter season


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