Energy NEWS July-2 2021

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Table of content, edition July-2 2021


19.07. – January system separation in the Continental Europe was not caused by high share of RES production
21.07. – Montenegro to approve HPP Buk Bijela project if it doesn’t affect the Tara river
29.07. – Exchange program for coal regions to share experiences with implementing just transition to clean energy

Bosnia and Herzegovina
16.07. – EPBiH forced to import electricity due to TPP Kakanj unit 7 incident
21.07. – Coronavirus pandemic rocked BiH energy system
23.07. – RS Government terminated concessions for SHPPs on the Drinjaca river
26.07. – Gross electricity production reached 1,204 GWh in May
27.07. – 607 GWh of electricity produced in FBiH in June
30.07. – EP HZHB’s profit significantly increased in H1 2021
30.07. – Electricity exports increased by 33 % in the first half of 2021

16.07. – Bulgargaz proposes 11.8 % wholesale gas price increase for August
16.07. – BEH successfully placed fourth 600 million euros bond issue
16.07. – Changes in the methodology for determining last resort supply prices
16.07. – CEZ ESCO to build solar power plant in Romania
19.07. – Electricity production increased by 10.7 % in 2021
20.07. – Overgas considers expansion to Western Balkans
22.07. – CPC suspended tender for the construction of gas interconnection with Serbia
23.07. – Energy Ministry dismissed BEH management
26.07. – Sofia municipality launched electricity supply tender
26.07. – TPP Bobov Dol recorded lower losses in H1 2021
26.07. – Filkab started the construction of 8 MW solar power plant
27.07. – Eurohold completed the acquisition of CEZ’ Bulgarian assets
27.07. – Solarpro and French GreenYellow to jointly develop solar power plants in SEE region
29.07. – Bulgarian-Chinese consortium to build CHP plant in Sofia
30.07. – Electricity production reached 3,342 GWh in May
30.07. – EBRD to support modernization of Eurohold’s electricity distribution business

19.07. – JANAF approved higher dividend for 2020
21.07. – Croatia will benefit from new unit at NPP Krsko
22.07. – Results of May/June guarantees of origin auctions
23.07. – 1,035 GWh of electricity produced in May
23.07. – Location permit for solar power plant on Unije island
29.07. – INA recorded 71 million euros profit in H1 2021
29.07. – JANAF continues with good operational results

16.07. – Two binding bids for DEPA Infrastructure
20.07. – Network connections for 4.5 GW in RES capacity sought in coal regions
20.07. – DEDDIE relaunched 1.6 billion euros tender for distribution network upgrades
22.07. – PPC and Mytilineos Group signed the last electricity supply deal
22.07. – Significant interest in energy storage projects
23.07. – Wind installed capacity rose by 6.3 % in H1 2021
23.07. – RES auctions to be extended until 2025
27.07. – Wholesale electricity prices surpass 100 euros/MWh again
28.07. – Repsol pulls out from Greece
28.07. – Energean’s Prinos field losses to reach 32 million euros in 2021
30.07. – Four bidders for 49 % stake in DEDDIE still in play
30.07. – Siemens Gamesa to supply turbines for 40 MW wind farm in northern Greece

26.07. – 264 GWh of electricity produced in May
29.07. – Makpetrol recorded significantly higher profit in H1 2021

20.07. – SHPP operators received over 3.9 million euros in subsidies in 2020
21.07. – Ministry for Capital Investments to propose the abolition of RES support scheme
23.07. – EPCG starts the realization of Pljevlja district heating system project
30.07. – Jugopetrol recorded ten times higher profit in H1 2021

16.07. – Nuclearelectrica sold electricity for 2022 at prices higher than 80 euros/MWh
16.07. – EIB loaned 120 million euros to Electrica for distribution network modernization
16.07. – German PNE sold three wind farm projects in Romania
16.07. – Electrica Furnizare commissioned 300 kW solar power plant for Uztel
16.07. – Romania achieved electricity consumption record during the heatwave
19.07. – Romania removed controversial energy projects from PNRR
19.07. – President approved the law on the ratification of nuclear cooperation agreement with the US
19.07. – E.ON Energie Romania commissioned 350 kW solar power plant for Agricola
20.07. – Gas imports increased by 24.5 % in the first five months of 2021
20.07. – Government to again allow disconnections of consumers with overdue utility bills
21.07. – Length of gas pipelines increased by 3 % in 2020
21.07. – Competition Council authorized outsourcing of some services by OMV Petrom
21.07. – Petromidia refinery could be closed for up to half a year
23.07. – OMV Petrom sells land in northern Bucharest
23.07. – Government extends provisions that prevent disconnection of customers due to overdue bills
23.07. – Enel X and Hubject establish partnership to expand charging network in Romania
24.07. – AFM settled 13.5 % of funding applications submitted within Green House program
26.07. – Crude oil import increased by 35 % in the first five months of 2021
26.07. – E.ON completed solar power plant for Wetterbest
26.07. – Electricity prices increased at faster pace than the EU average in the last decade
27.07. – Transgaz to distribute 50 % of last year’s profit as dividends
28.07. – OMV Petrom’s profit increased by 13 % in H1 2021
29.07. – Unit 2 of NPP Cernavoda disconnected from the grid
29.07. – Romania reconsiders abandoned HPP Tarnita-Lapustesti project
29.07. – Competition Council cleared EBRD’s takeover of 25 % stake in Vestmoldtransgaz
29.07. – Electrica acquired three RES projects for 13.2 million euros
30.07. – Heat wave and outage of NPP Cernavoda led to record day-ahead prices
30.07. – Electromontaj to build Gutinas-Smardan 400 kV transmission line
30.07. – Green Deal necessitates the strengthening of the transmission network
31.07. – Unit 2 of NPP Cernavoda reconnected to the grid

16.07. – Serbian Government established decarbonization Council
19.07. – Silovye Mashiny interested in TENT reconstruction
22.07. – Chinese contractor to complete CHPP Pancevo by 1 October
23.07. – Serbia to invest 100 million euros in low-voltage distribution network in 2022
28.07. – NIS recorded 51.6 million euros profit in H1 2021
30.07. – At least 30 % of Serbian households should use solar energy
30.07. – EMS seeks consultant for the third phase of Trans-Balkan Corridor project

19.07. – Slovenia issued energy permit for NPP Krsko second unit
21.07. – Austria opposes the construction of a new unit at NPP Krsko
22.07. – TPP Sostanj seeks 40 % increase of thermal energy price
26.07. – Electricity production decreased by 8 % in June
26.07. – Draft law on Energy Policy put on public debate

16.07. – Turkey mulls action plan on EU Green Deal to transform economy
29.07. – Crude oil imports rose by 11 % in May
29.07. – LPG imports rose by 12.2 % in May
29.07. – Record daily electricity consumption achieved on 28 July
30.07. – Natural gas imports rose by 35 % in May
30.07. – Electricity generation rose by 21 % in May
30.07. – Turkey to build 169 kilometers long gas pipeline from Sakarya field in 2022
30.07. – Share of solar, wind electricity generation rose to 12.9 % in H1 2021


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