Energy NEWS March-2 2021

Edition March-2 2021 with 117 pages and 118 energy news articles

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Table of content, edition March-2 2021

TRADING OVERVIEW
 
ENERGY NEWS

Region
17.03. – EnC initiates dispute settlement procedures against four contracting parties in relation to NERPs
18.03. – Updated test planning of the DE-AT-PL-4M MC project
19.03. – Regional scheme for renewable energy guarantees could help push energy transition
22.03. – Tender for TAP’s capacity expansion launches in July
25.03. – Revised go-live for SIDC integration of Italy and new SIDC release
26.03. – Europe to close all coal-fired thermal power plants by 2030
29.03. – Romania and Slovenia pledge to support nuclear energy
29.03. – Largest electricity producers gradually losing market share in most European countries

Albania
25.03. – Voltalia won tender for the construction of 100 MW solar power plant near Durres
26.03. – Albania’s solar and wind potential exceeds 7 GW
26.03. – KESH sold over 141 GWh of electricity in March

Bosnia and Herzegovina
23.03. – 90 MW solar power plant to be built near Bosanski Petrovac
24.03. – BiH gross electricity production reached 2,043 GWh in January
25.03. – Construction of Grebak wind farm progressing as planned
29.03. – 1,060 GWh of electricity produced in FBiH in February
01.04. – ERS now supplies electricity to all consumers in RS

Bulgaria
17.03. – Electricity production rose by 3.8 % in 2021
17.03. – Bulgartransgaz to invest 1.3 billion euros by the end of 2022
18.03. – 24 % of 2020 gas deliveries came from alternative sources
19.03. – TPP Maritsa East 2 launched tender for desulfurization unit upgrade
26.03. – Energy Ministry launches an investigation into Bulgargaz
29.03. – Bulgartransgaz signed a contract on the design of Chiren gas storage upgrade
31.03. – Electricity production reached 4,156 GWh in January
01.04. – Akuo Energy completed the acquisition of PVB Power

Croatia
19.03. – 1,786 GWh of electricity produced in January
19.03. – Results of guarantees of origin auctions
24.03. – LNG vessel arrived to Croatia’s Krk terminal
26.03. – INA decided to cover the losses from 2020
26.03. – Mandate of JANAF’s interim CEO extended
01.04. – 534,414 MWh traded on CROPEX in March

Greece
17.03. – New deadlines granted for offshore exploration licenses
19.03. – EC launched antitrust probe into PPC
19.03. – Ellaktor to invest 20.5 million euros in expanding its RES portfolio
22.03. – PPC raises additional 125 million euros from reopening 5-year bond issue
23.03. – Repsol pulls out of Ioannina license
24.03. – RAE granted five operational licenses for gas-fired power plants
24.03. – Solar dominates upcoming RES auction
26.03. – Construction of PPC Renewables’ 200 MW solar power plant to start in April
26.03. – ADMIE announced new mid-term strategy
29.03. – Italian Bonatti to build Motor Oil’s petrochemical complex
30.03. – Elpedison launched tender for gas-fired power plant in Thessaloniki
31.03. – MP Quantum Group and Ocean Sun signed agreement on the development of floating solar power plants
01.04. – Two binding round qualifiers at South Kavala underground gas storage tender

Hungary
24.03. – MOL acquired 16 Lukoil petrol stations in Slovakia
25.03. – Hungary plans to triple solar capacity by 2030
26.03. – EV charging stations’ volume rose by 30 % in 2020
01.04. – ReneSola completes the sale of 12.3 MW in solar capacity to Obton

Macedonia
18.03. – Another wind farm to be build in Bogdanci
25.03. – 514 GWh of electricity produced in January
01.04. – North Macedonia to invest in Alexandroupoli LNG terminal and gas-fired power plant

Montenegro
17.03. – Average February electricity bill at 36 euros
17.03. – Pljevlja coalmine recorded 13.1 million euros profit in 2020
17.03. – EC will not allow the extension of TPP Pljevlja’s operational hours
23.03. – Closure of TPP Pljevlja would be devastating for Montenegro’s economy
25.03. – EPCG appointed new CEO
26.03. – Eni/Novatek consortium started exploratory drillings in the Adriatic
31.03. – Jugopetrol’s profit almost halved in 2020
31.03. – CGES recorded more than three times higher profit in 2020

Romania
17.03. – Transelectrica invests 42 million euros in 400 kV ring
18.03. – OMV Petrom proposes the same dividend as a year before
18.03. – EC Oltenia seeks long-term electricity purchase contract with Alro Slatina
19.03. – BRM launches electricity trading platform for end-users
19.03. – Electrica seeks 360 million euros in financing
19.03. – Government to provide funds for emission certificates for EC Oltenia
19.03. – Dan Dragos Dragan appointed interim Chairman of Romgaz’ Board of Directors
22.03. – 320 million euros invested in electricity network in 2020
22.03. – Nuclearelectrica to acquire CNU
22.03. – Romgaz to place bid for ExxonMobil’s stake in Neptun Deep within two weeks
23.03. – Transgaz proposes lower dividend for 2020
23.03. – MOL and Rompetrol to open 13 hybrid stations on motorways
23.03. – OMV Petrom expects 32 % higher profit in 2021
24.03. – Romgaz proposes slightly higher dividends for 2020
24.03. – Energy Ministry drafted new Romania’s Energy Strategy
25.03. – Government plans to increase water usage fees for Hidroelectrica
25.03. – Transelectrica proposes lower dividend for 2020
25.03. – Alternus Energy completed the acquisition of two solar power plants from ReneSola
26.03. – Gas consumption to increase by 50 % in the next ten years
26.03. – CARMEN smart grid project proposed for the new PCI list
26.03. – ANRE is developing a platform for all energy consumers
29.03. – Law on vulnerable energy consumer postponed by a year
29.03. – EC Oltenia signed several large electricity sale contracts
30.03. – Small hydro producers concerned over proposed increase of water usage fees
30.03. – Hidroelectrica considers the acquisition of 131 MW solar project
31.03. – Four contenders for 131 MW solar power plant project
31.03. – Offshore hydrocarbon law to be amended by summer
01.04. – Macquarie completed the acquisition of CEZ’ Romanian assets
01.04. – Romgaz submitted binding offer for ExxonMobil’s stake in Neptun Deep gas project
01.04. – BRD provided 254 million euros loan to Hidroelectrica

Serbia
17.03. – Bechtel interested in investing in Serbia’s energy sector
17.03. – Energy Ministry dissatisfied with TPP Kostolac B3 project’s timetable
18.03. – Energy permit for the expansion of Kovacica wind farm issued
19.03. – MoU on the promotion of use of renewable sources signed with EBRD
19.03. – New RES Law defines electricity prosumers
22.03. – NIS to invest 170 million euros in 2021
23.03. – Waste-to-energy plant at new Vinca landfill to be completed in 2022
24.03. – Gazprom considering the construction of two additional gas-fired power plants
29.03. – Government adopted four energy-related laws
30.03. – New open pit coalmine in Kolubara basin to be opened in 2022
01.04. – 325,078 MWh traded on SEEPEX in March

Slovenia
18.03. – Slovenia is developing coal phase-out strategy
18.03. – Slovenia to reject fracking dispute settlement with Ascent Resources
19.03. – Petrol’s profit dropped by 31 % in 2020
19.03. – Resalta to build rooftop solar power plant at Ljubljana’s airport
22.03. – Petrol proposes the same dividend as last year
23.03. – Ascent Resources to launch arbitration procedure against Slovenia
25.03. – Electricity production increased by 17 % in February
30.03. – Regular maintenance of NPP Krsko begins on 1 April
31.03. – HSE is the largest producer of electricity from renewable sources in Slovenia
31.03. – Chamber of Commerce and Industry finds 2033 coal phase-out to be premature

Turkey
19.03. – Sabanci Holding plans to increase RES investments
19.03. – TPAO to start with 10 production wells at Sakarya field
23.03. – Turkey’s solar generation increased by 50 %
26.03. – Natural gas imports rose by 1.8 % in January
26.03. – Electricity generation slightly down in January
29.03. – Crude oil imports dropped by 31.6 % in January
29.03. – LPG imports fell by 21.1 % in January
29.03. – Turkey’s wind and solar output surpasses world average
01.04. – Energy imports bill fell by 12.2 % in February

 

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