Energy NEWS May-1 2021

Edition May-1 2021 with 107 pages and 95 energy news articles

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Table of content, edition May-1 2021


03.05. – Both electricity and gas prices slightly dropped in the EU in H2 2020
07.05. – EU’s draft renewable law confirms 38-40 % target for 2030
07.05. – Greece recorded highest CO2 emissions cut in 2020
10.05. – Updated planning of the DE-AT-PL 4M MC project
11.05. – Extension of Single Day-Ahead Coupling (SDAC) to Bulgaria
14.05. – Slovak nuclear regulator approved the commissioning of unit 3 at NPP Mochovce

12.05. – KESH recorded 27 million euros in revenues from electricity sales in 2021

Bosnia and Herzegovina
05.05. – Energoinvest could halt gas supply due to unpaid bills
06.05. – BiH plans to introduce additional levies on electricity
07.05. – EPBiH Q1 2021 electricity production increased by 10 %
10.05. – BiH electricity exports increased in Q1 2021
13.05. – RiTE Gacko recorded lower profit in Q1 2021
13.05. – RiTE Ugljevik failed to obtain 2.3 million euros loan
14.05. – Wind potential of Herzegovina surpasses BiH’s electricity consumption
15.05. – FBiH to invest in Blazuj oil terminal reconstruction

05.05. – Electricity production rose by 9.65 % in 2021
05.05. – CEZ Distribution recorded slightly lower profit in Q1 2021
05.05. – Five bids received for the construction of CHPP in Sofia
07.05. – TPP Maritsa 3 loss decreased in Q1 2021
07.05. – KEVR believes there is ground to negotiate lower gas prices with Gazprom
07.05. – KEVR will not allow sharp increases in electricity, heating prices
10.05. – Fitch upgrade BEH’s rating to BB
11.05. – NPP Kozloduy produced 5,688 GWh of electricity in the first four months of 2021
12.05. – Bulgargaz to propose higher wholesale gas price for July
14.05. – Supreme Court quashed CPC’s decision on banning Inercom from acquiring CEZ’ assets

03.05. – 561,019 MWh traded on CROPEX in April
04.05. – HEP and Koncar signed an agreement on HPP Senj reconstruction
06.05. – HEP recorded 194 million euros profit in 2020
12.05. – CROPEX announced April guarantees of origin auctions
12.05. – Austrian Conex Invest to build 68 MW solar power plant in Croatia
12.05. – INA presented project for the construction of bio refinery in Sisak
13.05. – EIB will finance HEP’s solar projects
14.05. – 1,401 GWh of electricity produced in March

06.05. – Masdar and Taaleri to build 65 MW solar power plant
07.05. – ELPE commits half of its spending to clean energy
07.05. – Grant Thornton to develop Greek offshore wind legal framework
14.05. – Subsidy program for energy storage to launch in Q1 2022

05.05. – 2.28 TWh traded on HUPX in April
07.05. – MOL’s Q1 2021 EBITDA 7 % higher year-on-year

04.05. – Makpetrol recorded slightly higher profit in Q1 2021
11.05. – OKTA bounces back to profit in Q1 2021
12.05. – North Macedonia imported 2,341 GWh of electricity in 2020

04.05. – Pljevlja coalmine recorded 5.2 million euros profit in Q1 2021
04.05. – Jugopetrol recorded slight loss in Q1 2021
04.05. – CGES recorded higher profit in Q1 2021
07.05. – Government tasked EPCG to prevent the closure of TPP Pljevlja
10.05. – Commission for investments in the electricity sector established
12.05. – Record production of HPP Perucica
15.05. – Serbia would like to invest in Montenegrin RES sector

04.05. – E.ON Energie Romania appointed new CEO
04.05. – Alternus Energy acquired 20 MW solar power plant from Risen Energy
04.05. – Fondul Proprietatea urges Hidroelectrica to distribute supplementary dividends
05.05. – Alerion Clean Power to build three wind farms in Romania
06.05. – Energy suppliers to purchase 4.2 million green certificates in Q1 2021
06.05. – BSTDB provided 15 million euros loan to support offshore gas
06.05. – Overhaul of NPP Cernavoda’s unit 2 begins on 9 May
07.05. – Enel Energie appointed new CEO
07.05. – Tinmar Energy appointed as supplier of last resort for May
10.05. – Transelectrica warns about high concentration of wind farms in eastern Romania
10.05. – Transelectrica completes the modernization of Domnesti substation
10.05. – Delgaz Grid fined for dominant market position abuse
10.05. – Negotiations over TPP Iernut’s gas unit completion continue
11.05. – OMV Petrom partners with Renovatio to install 40 fast charging stations
11.05. – Average day-ahead OPCOM price rose in April
12.05. – AOT Energy to build mixed solar-hydrogen plant in Romania
12.05. – E.ON Romania appoints new CEO as of 1 August
12.05. – Electricity consumption rose by 0.5 % in Q1 2021
13.05. – Hidroelectrica allocated 722 million euros for acquisition in the next three years
14.05. – Romania to add 6.9 GW in RES capacity by 2030
14.05. – Hidroelectrica will distribute supplementary dividends
14.05. – EC Oltenia spent one billion euros on emission certificates in last few years
14.05. – Romgaz recorded 19 % lower profit in Q1 2021
14.05. – Transelectrica recorded 6 % higher profit in Q1 2021
14.05. – Electrica recorded significantly lower profit in Q1 2021

03.05. – CHPP Pancevo to be commissioned in Q3 2021
06.05. – Austrian company interested in solar projects in Serbia
06.05. – Fintel Energija recorded significantly lower profit in 2020
10.05. – Construction of Krivaca wind farm started
10.05. – EPS plans 102 million euros profit for 2021
11.05. – NIS significantly improved financial results in Q1 2021
13.05. – Norwegian NBT interested in investing in RES projects in Serbia
12.05. – EPS plans construction of two solar power plant on ash dumps
14.05. – Biomass heating plant in Priboj to be completed in October

03.05. – 807,002 MWh traded on BSP in April
05.05. – NPP Krsko is back in operation
05.05. – HSE to build the largest solar power plant in Slovenia
07.05. – Future operation of TPP Sostanj becomes unsustainable
10.05. – Four contenders for OMV’s fuel network
12.05. – Planned production of NPP Krsko in 2021 at 5.3 TWh
14.05. – Slovenia to focus on solar and hydro power

04.05. – Electricity consumption rose by 27 % in April
04.05. – Turkey hopes for EBRD’s support for new energy tech
05.05. – Turkish companies started negotiations with Gazprom over new gas supply agreement
07.05. – Traded volume on Turkey’s day-ahead market rose by 136 % in April
07.05. – Wind accounted for over 50 % of Turkey’s newly installed capacity in 2021


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