Energy NEWS December-2 2021

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Table of content, edition December-2 2021


17.12. – RES shares in electricity consumption in SEE region
17.12. – Increase of NTC values on Montenegro-Kosovo border direction between 20 and 26 December
18.12. – Increase of NTC values on Albania-Kosovo border between 20 and 26 December
25.12. – Increase of NTC vales on Montenegro – Kosovo border direction between 27 December and 2 January
31.12. – Increase of NTC values on Montenegro – Kosovo border direction between 3 and 9 January
02.01. – Natural gas, nuclear energy to play a role in EU green transition

22.12. – EnC issued recommendations on Albanian draft NECP
31.12. – AGA-Solar submitted application for 150 MW solar power plant

Bosnia and Herzegovina
17.12. – Construction of Ivovik wind farm officially started
20.12. – EPBiH expects 6.7 million euros profit in 2021
23.12. – EPBiH to focus on TPP Kakanj unit 8 project
24.12. – FBiH unions are threatening protests if price of electricity rises significantly
27.12. – 855 GWh of electricity produced in FBiH in November
27.12. – Gross electricity production reached 1,310 GWh in October
28.12. – EPBiH to build solar power plant at TPP Tuzla ash dump
28.12. – NIS to continue hydrocarbon explorations in BiH
28.12. – Construction of three HPPs on the Bistrica river started
31.12. – Chinese company to build HPP Dabar
31.12. – Federal Government capped electricity price increase at 20 %

17.12. – EBRD to provide 32 million euros loan to Saint Nikola wind farm
17.12. – Bulgartransgaz recorded higher profit in the first nine months of 2021
17.12. – IBEX day-ahead price exceeded 300 euros/MWh for the first time
20.12. – Electricity generation increased by 16.3 % in 2021
21.12. – BEH’s profit increased five times in the first nine months of 2021
20.12. – NEK’s profit rose significantly in the first nine months of 2021
20.12. – TPP Maritsa East 2 recorded 93.2 million euros loss in the first nine months of 2021
21.12. – Compensation for high electricity prices to last until March 2022
23.12. – S&P upgrades NEK’s rating to BB-
23.12. – Bulgartransgaz and DESFA to cooperate in the field of hydrogen
24.12. – German AE Solar to open solar panel factory in Bulgaria
28.12. – Employers’ Organizations demand urgent measures regarding electricity prices
29.12. – Bulgargaz proposes 14.4 % wholesale gas price hike for January
30.12. – Electricity generation reached 3,930 GWh in October
30.12. – Employers’ organizations discussed energy prices with Bulgarian President
30.12. – Bulgaria could add 7 GW in RES capacity by 2030
02.01. – KEVR approved 30.4 % wholesale gas price hike for January

17.12. – 1,119 GWh of electricity produced in October
24.12. – Record daily volume on CROPEX day-ahead market
24.12. – Government approved HEP’s 63 million euros loan
27.12. – Record volume traded on CROPEX intraday market
29.12. – JANAF signed storage deals with BP and Lukoil
30.12. – Buyout of INA’s shares from MOL put on hold
31.12. – Government extended HEP’s CEO mandate by six months

17.12. – ADMIE invested over 1.1 billion euros in the past four years
20.12. – Energy suppliers to receive 600 million euros in subsidy compensations
21.12. – EC cleared financing for Amfilohia pump-storage hydro project
22.12. – EC approved 1.4 billion euros RES plan for Greek islands
22.12. – One billion euros for electricity subsidies in Q1 2022
28.12. – Works on the Santorini interconnection to start in January
29.12. – PPC to extend the operation of seven fossil-based units

17.12. – Shell purchased LNG filling station
20.12. – First electricity from new units at NPP Paks expected in 2029-2030
28.12. – MET Group to install 4 MW Tesla Megapack battery
31.12. – Hungary reached 13.9 % RES share in 2020 final consumption

23.12. – Kosovo to introduce electricity restrictions

21.12. – Works on gas interconnection with Greece to start in early 2022
23.12. – EIB to provide part of funding for gas interconnection with Greece
24.12. – 402 GWh of electricity produced in October
24.12. – ESM used 58 million euros for electricity imports
29.12. – Second boiler at TPP Negotino, unit 3 at TPP Bitola to enter operation in January
30.12. – Residential electricity prices to increase by 9.48 % as of 1 January 2022
31.12. – Universal supplier EVN Home no longer obliged to buy electricity from RES producers

21.12. – CGES to cut electricity supply to KAP on 31 December
24.12. – Montenegro extends Eni/Novatek hydrocarbon exploratory phase by six months
31.12. – Largest electricity consumer in the country shuts down

17.12. – Chimcomplex to bid for the assets of Rompetrol
17.12. – OMV Petrom to aid EC Oltenia with solar installations
20.12. – Transelectrica joined the European Imbalance Compensation Platform
20.12. – EC approved changes in Romania’s cogeneration support scheme
22.12. – Transelectrica appointed new interim CEO
22.12. – EC Oltenia’s restructuring plan to be approved in January
23.12. – Alro is not planning to suspend operations due to high energy prices
24.12. – Hidroelectrica sold electricity for 2023 delivery at 162 euros/MWh
24.12. – ANRE approved additional investment budget for Transelectrica
27.12. – Gas imports increased by 68.4 % in the first ten months of 2021
27.12. – EC Oltenia joins HENRO
27.12. – Hidroelectrica to invest in green hydrogen production
28.12. – Alro to cut down production by 60 % in 2022 due to lack of electricity
29.12. – EBRD considers financing EC Oltenia’s solar projects

18.12. – Local company to build solar power plant near Kikinda
24.12. – EPS to reduce the use of mazut in its TPPs
24.12. – NIS takes over Petrohemija
24.12. – EPS seeks consultant for desulfurization project at TPP Kostolac A
27.12. – NIS adopted Business Plan for 2022
27.12. – Two units of TENT B out of operation
27.12. – Serbia revives pump-storage HPP Bistrica project
29.12. – NIS signed 1.15 billion dollars Kirkuk crude oil supply deal
29.12. – EPS requires 5 to 6 billion euros in investments
30.12. – There will be no electricity or gas restrictions in Serbia
31.12. – Local company to build solar power plant near Subotica

17.12. – NPP Krsko production in November
17.12. – Petrol targets 158.3 million euros net profit in 2022
17.12. – Suppliers announce increased electricity prices as of 1 January
20.12. – Slovenia to make final investment decision on NPP Krsko’s second unit by 2027
22.12. – Natural gas and electricity prices increased in Q3 2021
22.12. – Slovenia considering electricity export ban
27.12. – Electricity production decreased by 11 % in November
27.12. – Unit 6 of TPP Sostanj offline for planned maintenance

17.12. – EBRD providing financing for five solar projects in Turkey
17.12. – World Bank to provide 300 million dollars loan for geothermal projects
22.12. – French Albioma to acquire second geothermal power plant in Turkey
24.12. – Drillship Fatih starts exploratory drillings in Turkali-7 well
28.12. – Natural gas imports rose by 15.2 % in October
29.12. – LPG imports rose by 8.3 % in October
30.12. – Crude oil imports rose by 24.2 % in October
31.12. – Electricity generation rose by 2.7 % in October
31.12. – Electricity imports bill rose by 160 % in November


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