Energy NEWS March-1 2021

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Table of content, edition March-1 2021

TRADING OVERVIEW
 
ENERGY NEWS

Region
05.03. – Greece-Bulgaria market coupling expected by early May
09.03. – Site license for two new units of NPP Dukovany issued
09.03. – Greece, Cyprus and Israel signed EuroAsia Interconnection agreement
12.03. – Electricity interconnection between Hungary and Slovenia to be completed by March 2022
12.03. – EU has drastically reduced coal imports
12.03. – EIB approved 688 million euros for new wind, solar projects in Europe
15.03. – MET Group to invest in renewables in CEE region
16.03. – Srbijagas and Gas-Res signed agreement on gas pipeline construction

Albania
15.03. – US companies to finance LNG terminal in Albania

Bosnia and Herzegovina
03.03. – RiTE Ugljevik turns to profit in 2020
04.03. – EPBiH’s profit more than halved in 2020
05.03. – Krajinapetrol recorded slight loss in 2020
05.03. – Modrica oil refinery recorded lower losses in 2020
05.03. – BiH Constitutional Court should not block joint HPP project with Serbia
08.03. – CNEEC-RIKO lawsuit over HPP Dabar project rejected
08.03. – Elektrokrajina recorded 8 million euros loss in 2020
09.03. – Electricity prices for residential consumers will not be increased during the pandemic
10.03. – RiTE Gacko turned to profit in 2020
12.03. – Contract for HPP Rama rehabilitation signed
12.03. – FBiH Government adopted Energy Balance for 2021
15.03. – EPBiH to build SHPP Modrac 2

Bulgaria
03.03. – Electricity production rose by 4 % in 2021
04.03. – Study finds alarming pollution levels near TPP Bobov Dol
05.03. – NPP Kozloduy produced 1,421 GWh of electricity in February
08.03. – Bulgaria to add more than 2,500 MW of RES capacity by the end of 2024
09.03. – Single Day-Ahead Coupling (SDAC) in Bulgaria launches on 11 May
11.03. – Bulgargaz to propose wholesale gas price hike for April
12.03. – 1,939 GWh traded on IBEX in February
16.03. – Plovdiv municipality launched 2.4 million euros electricity supply tender

Croatia
03.03. – New optimistic gas discovery in northern Adriatic
05.03. – HEP still dominates Croatia’s electricity sector
05.03. – Draft 10-year Transmission Network Development Plan
08.03. – Biogas power plant to be built in Metkovic
09.03. – INA to acquire 20 % stake in exploration license in Egypt
10.03. – Shell to rebrand four more petrol stations in Istria
12.03. – CROPEX announced new guarantees of origin auctions

Greece
05.03. – DEPA privatization binding bids deadline might be pushed to June
05.03. – Energy Ministry plans to reduce industrial energy costs
08.03. – PPC issued 500 million euros bond
08.03. – PPC could secure compensation for coal phase-out
10.03. – ADMIE secured EIB loan for undersea electricity cable project
12.03. – PPC’s bond issue oversubscribed by six times
15.03. – EBRD invested 50 million euros in PPC’s bond issue

Hungary
04.03. – NPP Paks cuts output due to malfunction
04.03. – 1.82 TWh traded on HUPX in February
05.03. – TPP Matra should be closed by 2025
11.03. – Hungary joins Powering Past Coal Alliance
12.03. – MET Group divests from Tigaz and acquires solar power plants
12.03. – Coal Region Committee established to assist TPP Matra transition
16.03. – MOL started biofuel production at its Danube refinery

Kosovo
03.03. – 150 MW solar power plant to be built near Gjakova
11.03. – 192 MW solar power plant to be built near Peja

Macedonia
04.03. – OKTA refinery recorded net loss in 2020
04.03. – Makpetrol recorded significantly lower profit in 2020
05.03. – MEPSO launched reconstruction of Stip-Ovce Pole transmission line
15.03. – Nine bidders qualified for HPP Cebren tender’s second round

Montenegro
08.03. – Drilling rig heading for Montenegro
10.03. – Montenegro to establish crude oil and petroleum products reserve
12.03. – EPCG recorded 16.2 million euros profit in 2020
13.03. – EPCG sold underpriced electricity to Toscelik steel mill
15.03. – Exploratory drillings in the Adriatic to start on 25 March
16.03. – New EPCG Board of Directors appointed

Romania
03.03. – Several electricity supply majors fined for ignoring residential consumers’ requests
04.03. – Monsson Group announced 2,000 MW in wind and solar projects
04.03. – Romania’s RES capacity remains unchanged since 2015
05.03. – Nuclearelectrica’s shareholders to approve plans for the construction of units 3 and 4
05.03. – 700 MW solar project considered in Arad County
05.03. – Average day-ahead OPCOM price dropped in February
08.03. – Nuclearelectrica seeks state support for NPP Cernavoda expansion project
08.03. – Minority shareholders seeks buy-back of Rompetrol Well Services’ shares
10.03. – Electricity consumption exceeds 9,200 MW due to low temperatures
10.03. – Romania needs clear coal phase-out strategy
11.03. – OMV Petrom signed production sharing contract for offshore block in Georgia
11.03. – EC criticizes EC Oltenia restructuring plan
12.03. – Delgaz Grid invested over 680 million euros in electricity network modernization since 2005
12.03. – Regulation for network connection for non-residential consumers adopted
12.03. – Electricity consumption dropped by 8.1 % in January
15.03. – Negotiations with the EC over EC Oltenia restructuring plan
16.03. – Investors plan 1.4 GW in wind power in the next five years
16.03. – Nuclearelectrica proposes slightly lower dividend for 2020
16.03. – New cogeneration support scheme to launch on 1 March 2022

Serbia
03.03. – Renewable Energy Sources of Serbia association established
04.03. – MET Group interested in gas-fired electricity generation in Serbia
05.03. – Scheduled downtime of Pancevo refinery in March
05.03. – 21.5 million euros in subsidies paid to SHPPs in 2020
09.03. – Tender for the construction of Serbian section of gas interconnection with Bulgaria launched
10.03. – EnC urges Serbia to increase electricity prices for residential consumers
11.03. – 500 million euros to be invested in desulfurization installations
15.03. – Loans of Srbijagas are not the excuse for not separating its activities
16.03. – Agreement on transition of Kosjeric heating plant from fuel oil to natural gas

Slovenia
03.03. – Excellent production results of HSE’s HPPs in February
04.03. – 717,851 MWh traded on BSP in February
08.03. – Household electricity prices dropped by 8 % in Q4 2020
15.03. – NPP Krsko production in February
15.03. – HSE received 261 million euros settlement

Turkey
05.03. – Details of the upcoming 1 GW solar tender revealed
10.03. – Turkey lays foundation for NPP Akkuyu’s third unit
16.03. – Record number of applications at Turkey’s 1 GW solar tender
16.03. – Esenboga Elektrik bought 39 solar power plants

 

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