Energy NEWS January-1 2022

Edition January-1 2022 with 97 pages and 92 energy news articles

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Table of content, edition January-1 2022

TRADING OVERVIEW
 
ENERGY NEWS

Region
07.01. – Increase of NTC values on Montenegro – Kosovo border direction between 10 and 16 January
10.01. – EU to invest 500 billion euros in new NPPs by 2050
11.01. – Czechia to phase-out coal by 2033
14.01. – Increase of NTC values on Montenegro – Kosovo border direction between 17 and 23 January
14.01. – TAP transported 8.1 billion cubic meters of gas in the first year

Albania
14.01. – KESH plans to deploy new generation capacities at TPP Vlora

Bosnia and Herzegovina
03.01. – Concession agreement for Nevesinje solar power plant signed
07.01. – EPBiH plans to build solar power plant in Banovici
11.01. – FBiH sets new RES fee for 2022
12.01. – ERS plans to privatize HET
13.01. – EPBiH interested in HET shares
14.01. – RS Government to purchase shares in HET

Bulgaria
03.01. – Electricity generation increased by 17.1 % in 2021
05.01. – KEVR abolished RES premiums as of 1 January
05.01. – Spot electricity prices above 350 euros/MWh are unrealistic
06.01. – St. – Nikola wind farm produced 338,000 MWh of electricity in 2021
06.01. – Gas interconnection with Greece will be completed by July
07.01. – There is no commitment to close any specific coal-fired power plant
07.01. – NPP Kozloduy signed 22 million euros deal with Framatome
08.01. – Energy price increases could have been avoided without the price caps
10.01. – Daily traded volume record on the IBEX day-ahead market
11.01. – AES Bulgaria reached record electricity generation in 2021
11.01. – 2,275 GWh traded on IBEX in December
12.01. – TPP Maritsa East 3 generates 12 % of Bulgaria’s electricity in 2021
13.01. – Bulgargaz proposes 14.3 % wholesale gas price cut for February
14.01. – Bulgargaz expects 1.6 % wholesale gas price cut for March
14.01. – Police launched investigation of state-owned gas supplier Bulgargaz

Croatia
03.01. – LNG terminal covered about a half of Croatia’s gas demand
03.01. – 863,763 MWh traded on CROPEX in December
07.01. – Croatian management of INA not likely
14.01. – HOPS adopted 10-year development plan
14.01. – Turkish Yildirim submitted binding bid for Petrokemija

Greece
03.01. – ADMIE network projects to receive 195 million euros from the Recovery Fund
04.01. – DESFA officially joins Alexandroupoli LNG project
05.01. – Energy subsidies to be extended
13.01. – Eni acquired 800 MW solar project in Greece
14.01. – Greencells to expand its solar portfolio in Greece to 600 MW

Hungary
04.01. – 2.64 TWh traded on HUPX day-ahead market in December
07.01. – Project company submitted application for NPP Paks 2 containment building
12.01. – MOL expands its retail fuel network to Poland
13.01. – CTP started construction of rooftop solar power plants in Biatorbagy and Ullo

Macedonia
14.01. – ESM to take over management of Skopje district heating companies next week
14.01. – Unit 3 of TPP Bitola is again out of operation

Montenegro
04.01. – Government expects Energean to start exploration activities in 2022
05.01. – Additional 15 million euros to be invested in TPP Pljevlja’s reconstruction
07.01. – EPCG will bear 4.5 million euros in additional costs to keep electricity prices unchanged
10.01. – Deadline extension for the application for Solari 3000+ and Solari 500+ projects
11.01. – Average December electricity bill at 39.5 euros
14.01. – EPCG expects to export 40 million euros worth of electricity in Q1 2022

Romania
03.01. – Voltage variations shut down parts of Petrobrazi refinery
03.01. – Termoenergetica sues Tinmar Energy
03.01. – Simtel Team to build 10 MW solar power plant
05.01. – 75 % of gas suppliers have withdrawn their offers for residential consumers
06.01. – EIB to provide 90 million euros loan to Electrica
07.01. – Tender for the sale of TPP Mintia will be launched this year
07.01. – Alro to significantly decrease electricity consumption in 2022
07.01. – Average OPCOM day-ahead price rose in December
07.01. – Romania to hold its first RES tender in H1 2022
10.01. – Romgaz-ExxonMobil deal delayed
11.01. – Romania to invest 16 billion euros in ensuring its energy security
11.01. – Romania should produce, not import green technologies
12.01. – VAT on electricity to drop to 5 % as of 1 April
13.01. – OMV Petrom’s hydrocarbon output dropped in Q4 2021
13.01. – Romanian Commodity Exchange to launch electricity trading platform
14.01. – Hidroelectrica’s IPO should be on the Government’s agenda this year
14.01. – Government urges General Prosecutor to investigate high energy prices in the market
14.01. – Electricity consumption rose by 4.7 % in the first eleven months of 2021

Serbia
03.01. – 292,702 MWh traded on SEEPEX in December
03.01. – Serbia to decide on the installation of modular nuclear reactors in 2022
04.01. – EPS seeks contractor for solar power plant Petka
05.01. – Oil companies obliged to secure fuel reserves
07.01. – EPS denies that its losses will amount to billion euros
11.01. – Investments of 500 million euros in modernization of low-voltage network
11.01. – Another incident at Kolubara mining basin
12.01. – Acting Director of EPS resigned
12.01. – EPS, EMS seek amendments to the Law on Renewable Energy

Slovenia
04.01. – Unit 6 of TPP Sostanj back online
05.01. – Electricity distribution fee increased by 14.6 %
06.01. – GEN Group recorded 80 million euros profit in 2021
07.01. – MOL awarded Ministry of Public Administration fuel supply contract
10.01. – NPP Krsko back at full capacity following minor issues
10.01. – Record monthly traded volume at BSP in December 2021
12.01. – Slovenia to ban hydraulic fracking
14.01. – Slovenia adopted 2033 coal phase-out strategy

Turkey
03.01. – Electricity and gas prices increased as of 1 January
04.01. – Turkey saw the largest wind capacity increase in 2021
06.01. – Gazprom and BOTAS signed 4-year gas supply deal
07.01. – 34.8 billion cubic meters of gas supplied via TurkStream pipeline in two years
11.01. – Turkey’s electricity consumption rose by 12.4 % in 2021
11.01. – TPAO completed gas flow testing at Turkali-1 well
13.01. – Gas imports in 2021 hit historic record

 

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