Energy NEWS May-2 2021

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Table of content, edition May-2 2021

TRADING OVERVIEW
 
ENERGY NEWS

Region
19.05. – EU Parliament gave final approval to Just Transition Fund
21.05. – Eurelectric has new leadership and new decarbonization goals
25.05. – Small number of countries responsible for Europe’s air pollution from coal-fired power plants
26.05. – Completion of Greece-Bulgaria gas interconnection postponed for June 2022
26.05. – CEZ to close most of its coal-fired power plants by 2030
28.05. – New operational timings to be applied for daily market coupling process as of 17 June
28.05. – DE-AT-PL-4M MC Project member tests start on 31 May
01.06. – Money from EU recovery fund is being used for fossil fuel projects

Albania
20.05. – ERE sets purchase price for electricity produced by wind farms
21.05. – Albania produced 3,344 GWh of electricity in Q1 2021

Bosnia and Herzegovina
17.05. – Foundation stone for HPP Buk Bijela laid
17.05. – HET’s Q1 profit rose significantly due to good hydrology
18.05. – Giving into the miners’ demands could lead to higher electricity prices
19.05. – EPBiH reached agreement with Miners’ Union
21.05. – EP HZHB looking to integrate individual renewable projects
21.05. – Aluminij considering investing in power plants
21.05. – EPBiH agreed to internally calculate CO2 costs
25.05. – BiH gross electricity production reached 1,699 GWh in March
27.05. – 693 GWh of electricity produced in FBiH in April
28.05. – EnC Secretariat submits Reasoned Request against BiH over lack of DSO unbundling
28.05. – EBRD to support the construction of Trebinje solar power plant
28.05. – Profit of BIH’s top fuel retailers amounted to over 20 million euros in 2020
01.06. – FBiH has taken all steps necessary to launch TPP Tuzla unit 7 project

Bulgaria
17.05. – Electricity production rose by 11 % in 2021
17.05. – 2,086 GWh traded on IBEX in April
18.05. – Bulgaria to receive 1.3 billion euros from Just Transition Fund
18.05. – CEZ Distribution Bulgaria plans to skip dividend for 2020
19.05. – Nuclear energy to dominate Bulgarian energy mix by 2030
19.05. – Huge interest in RES projects in 2021
20.05. – Record losses of TPP Maritsa East 2 in 2020
21.05. – Bulgargaz proposes 13 % wholesale gas price hike for June
21.05. – Shell to takeover five petrol stations
25.05. – Bulgaria to insist on bearable green economy transition measures
26.05. – NPP Kozloduy’s unit 6 capacity gradually increased after reduction to 50 %
27.05. – Unit 5 at NPP Kozloduy back online after annual maintenance
31.05. – Electricity production reached 4,270 GWh in March
31.05. – NPP Kozloduy recorded higher profit in Q1 2021
31.05. – NEK’s profit increased in Q1 2021
01.06. – KEVR approved 20 % wholesale gas price increase for June

Croatia
19.05. – Results of April guarantees of origin auctions
21.05. – Koncar Elektroindustrija considers the Dalekovod takeover
25.05. – Government looking for clear direction regarding INA buyout by summer
26.05. – JANAF signed oil storage deal with OMV
27.05. – Croatia has excess petroleum products stocks
28.05. – Vis solar power plant to receive 1 MW battery storage
01.06. – 473,163 MWh traded on CROPEX in May
01.06. – Podravka to build 2.4 MW solar power plant

Greece
18.05. – DEDDIE privatization process continues
20.05. – Mytilineos Group considering gas-fired projects in the region
21.05. – Crete officially connected to the Peloponnese
21.05. – Prinos oilfield support package submitted to the Parliament
24.05. – Motor Oil completes the acquisition of 240 MW wind portfolio
25.05. – Island wind project failed to obtain environmental permit
27.05. – Independent suppliers gained 100,000 low-voltage consumers in Q1 2021
28.05. – 349.9 MW of solar capacity awarded at the third mixed RES auction
28.05. – PPC recorded 15 % lower EBITDA in Q1 2021
31.05. – Terna to build 50 MW in solar power plants for PPC
31.05. – Lightsource BP to build 640 MW solar capacity in partnership with local company
01.06. – Electricity consumption increased by 7.5 % in April

Hungary
18.05. – Alteo recorded significantly higher profit in Q1 2021
18.05. – Europe’s largest biorefinery plans 200 million euros in green investments
20.05. – Participation of residential prosumers in feed-in tariff scheme increased by 49 % in 2020
31.05. – 100 MW solar power plant near Kaposvar commissioned

Macedonia
25.05. – MEPSO seeks almost 100 % increase of electricity transmission fees
25.05. – 547 GWh of electricity produced in March
27.05. – Makpetrol to distribute the same dividend as in 2019
28.05. – OKTA approved lower dividend for 2020
29.05. – Electricity price hikes not expected in 2021
31.05. – North Macedonia expects investments of 3.15 billion euros in the energy sector by 2027

Montenegro
17.05. – Sale of EPCG to Serbian EPS would be a bad move
20.05. – EPCG’s profit almost doubled in Q1 2021
22.05. – Further growth of EPCG will be based on green energy
26.05. – TPP Pljevlja closure would cost the state 155 million euros

Romania
17.05. – Transgaz recorded lower profit in Q1 2021
17.05. – Nuclearelectrica’s profit slightly increased in Q1 2021
18.05. – Delgaz Grid to invest 126 million euros in distribution networks in 2021
18.05. – OMV Petrom divests its assets in Kazakhstan
18.05. – Hidroelectrica’s profit increased by 77 % in Q1 2021
18.05. – Rompetrol Rafinare’s loss decreases in Q1 2021
19.05. – German DKV acquired local independent fuel distributor
19.05. – Parliament to approve NPP Cernavoda expansion financing agreement with US
19.05. – Mazarine Energy to invest in geothermal projects
20.05. – ENGIE Romania acquired 5.46 MW solar power plant
21.05. – Current energy prices could support investments in the energy sector
21.05. – Transelectrica invests 55 million euros in strengthening of electricity network in Moldova
21.05. – ELCEN to exit insolvency and merge with Termoenergetica
24.05. – Another postponement of the termination of contract for TPP Iernut
24.05. – Monsson Group to build two solar power plants
25.05. – Rompetrol Rafinare expects 25 % export boost in 2021
25.05. – Government still hopeful for EC’s approval of EC Oltenia restructuring plan
25.05. – Cogeneration support scheme to be extended by another 11 years
26.05. – Romania to phase-out coal by 2032
27.05. – FIEKR started the construction of its cogeneration plant
28.05. – Mixed gas-hydrogen project in Constanta
31.05. – Hidroelectrica plans to build 300 MW in offshore wind farms
01.06. – Transgaz, Transelectrica to distribute 90 % of last year’s profit as dividend

Serbia
17.05. – Fintel Energija’s profit doubled in Q1 2021
17.05. – EPS is seeking consultant for TPP Kostolac B3 construction
20.05. – Agreement on Bulgaria-Serbia gas interconnection signed
21.05. – Energy and mining sectors will be accounted for more than 10 % of Serbia’s GDP in ten years
24.05. – Project documentation for the construction of seven SHPPs for sale
25.05. – TPP Kolubara B project under question
27.05. – NIS proposed dividend distribution from 2020 profit
27.05. – Serbia cannot afford abandoning TPP Kolubara B project
28.05. – TPP Kolubara B would not be profitable due to CO2 emission allowances
01.06. – 276,304 MWh traded on SEEPEX in May

Slovenia
21.05. – HSE’s HPPs recorded above-average production results in May
21.05. – Petrol recorded 27 % higher net profit in Q1 2021
24.05. – Energy dependency stood at 41 % in 2020
25.05. – Electricity production decreased by 33 % in April

Turkey
25.05. – BTC pipeline exported 80.4 million barrels of oil in 2021
26.05. – Turkey plans YEKA tenders for additional 4,000 MW by year-end
27.05. – Crude oil imports dropped by 10.7 % in March
27.05. – LPG imports rose by 24 % in March
27.05. – Oil discoveries at three new onshore wells
28.05. – Natural gas imports rose by 48 % in March
28.05. – Electricity generation rose by 13.5 % in March
28.05. – Energy imports bill rose by 123 % in April
28.05. – Lowest price of 0.021 dollars/kWh achieved at solar YEKA tender
01.06. – Turkey launched its power futures market

 

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