Energy NEWS September-2 2021

Edition September-2 2021 with 105 pages and 95 energy news articles

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Table of content, edition September-2 2021

TRADING OVERVIEW
 
ENERGY NEWS

Region
17.09. – NTC curtailment on IT-ME border between 20 and 30 September
17.09. – Increase of NTC values on Montenegro-Kosovo border direction between 20 and 26 September
20.09. – Southeast Electricity Network Coordination Center starts operating
23.09. – Greenvolt starts operations in Romania and Bulgaria
22.09. – Successful start for Italian, Greek and Slovenian intraday coupling
24.09. – Increase of NTC values on Montenegro-Kosovo border between 27 September and 3 October
30.09. – Serbia-Hungary gas interconnector put into operation

Albania
29.09. – Application for 20 MW wind farm received

Bosnia and Herzegovina
21.09. – ERS hired GOPA for consultancy services for wind farm Hrgud project
22.09. – What Chinese halt of overseas coal investments means for Tuzla and Ugljevik projects
23.09. – EPBiH’s biomass pilot project
23.09. – F.L. – Wind to invest 120 million euros in two RES projects
24.09. – ERS in talks with the Hungarian company over Trebinje solar power plant construction
27.09. – HPP Visegrad produced 39 GWh of electricity in August
27.09. – 606 GWh of electricity produced in FBiH in August
27.09. – Gross electricity production reached 1,282 GWh

Bulgaria
17.09. – Energy Ministry to support industrial consumers for high electricity prices
17.09. – EC urges Bulgaria to present plan for the closure of coal-fired power plants
17.09. – Grand Energy Distribution was the largest electricity trader in 2020
20.09. – Electricity generation rose by 12.5 % in 2021
21.09. – Bulgargaz proposes 23.7 % wholesale gas price increase for October
21.09. – EU Green Deal threatens Bulgarian electricity generation
22.09. – Power Distribution North invests 200,000 euros in network upgrades in Varna region
24.09. – BICA seeks 430 million euros in compensations for high electricity prices
24.09. – Police makes surprise inspection at KEVR
24.09. – Bulgaria has 116 GW of offshore wind potential
27.09. – Government considering 330 million euros in energy aid to commercial consumers
29.09. – Electricity production reached 3,834 GWh in July
29.09. – Unit 6 of NPP Kozloduy taken offline for annual maintenance
30.09. – Eurohold submitted improved buyout bids for CEZ Electro

Croatia
17.09. – 977 GWh of electricity produced in July
22.09. – Results of July/August guarantees of origin auctions
22.09. – Electricity prices for households will not be increased by the end of 2021
24.09. – INA prepares to introduce hydrogen
27.09. – Rebranding of Apios stations to Shell completed
28.09. – Results of the yearly auction for the sale of electricity from ECO balance group in 2022
29.09. – Continuation of talks on INA buyout
30.09. – Results of the yearly auctions for the sale of electricity from ECO balance group in 2023 and 2024

Greece
17.09. – Government has completed offshore wind legislative framework
17.09. – Italgas expects that DEPA Infrastructure acquisition will increase its earnings
17.09. – Green PPAs to be introduced as a measure against soaring electricity prices
21.09. – PPC Renewables plans 500 MW solar power plant in western Macedonia
24.09. – Macquarie selected as the preferred bidder for DEDDIE
24.09. – Greece could phase-out coal sooner than expected
24.09. – PPC plans 750 million euros share capital increase
27.09. – PPC posted strong H1 2021 financial results
29.09. – PPC Renewables recorded higher profit in H1 2021
29.09. – Medium-voltage customers returning to PPC

Hungary
17.09. – Hungary needs 65 GW in green capacity by 2050
24.09. – Hungary imported 1.1 TWh of electricity from Ukraine in the first eight months of 2021
27.09. – Hungary signed new 15-year gas deal with Gazprom
27.09. – MVM Partner to enter new EU markets
28.09. – First solar energy community established in Hungary

Macedonia
17.09. – Government declared RES projects by wpd and EFT as strategic investments
24.09. – 464 GWh of electricity produced in July
24.09. – Suppliers are terminating contracts due to high spot prices

Montenegro
21.09. – Government to opt for RES investments instead of TPP Pljevlja overhaul
21.09. – EPCG launched tender for the procurement of equipment for Solari projects
24.09. – Government granted concession for only one SHPP
30.09. – EPCG established new subsidiary
Romania
17.09. – Subsidies for energy consumers will be covered by Hidroelectrica
17.09. – EU funds to finance EC Oltenia’s solar projects
17.09. – OMV Petrom completed first LNG delivery on domestic market
20.09. – Electricity prices break new record on the futures market
20.09. – Moldova expects to receive gas from Romania
21.09. – Transelectrica halved profit expectations for 2021
23.09. – BSOG completed its Black Sea offshore platform
23.09. – Romgaz doubled the price of gas it supplies to ELCEN
23.09. – EC urges Romania to transpose EU rules on offshore oil and gas safety into its legislation
23.09. – Danish European Energy enters the Romanian market
24.09. – High electricity prices will remain as long as coal is in the energy mix
24.09. – Over 50 % of electricity and 90 % of gas consumers could receive compensations
28.09. – Niculae Havrilet appointed as CEO of DEER
27.09. – Renovatio to build 50 MW wind farm in Dobrogea
28.09. – Romgaz seeks 350 million euros to finance the acquisition of ExxonMobil’s stake in Neptun Deep
28.09. – BSOG seeks 15-year extension for its Midia concession
29.09. – Repairs at Petromidia refinery nearing completion
29.09. – Nuclearelectrica revised its 2021 business plan
30.09. – ANRE launched investigation of alleged electricity market manipulations

Serbia
17.09. – Coal remains the pillar of EPS’ electricity generation
20.09. – Serbia launched first green bonds issue worth 1 billion euros
21.09. – PowerChina wants to invest in RES projects in Serbia
30.09. – Bechtel interested in investing in HPP Djerdap 3 and large-scale wind farms
30.09. – Waste-to-energy plant at Vinca landfill to be completed in November 2022

Slovenia
23.09. – Government to react on rising energy prices
24.09. – Unit 6 of TPP Sostanj offline during the weekend
27.09. – Electricity production decreased by 2 % in August
27.09. – Natural gas and electricity prices increased in Q2 2021

Turkey
17.09. – First unit of NPP Akkuyu will be completed by May 2023
21.09. – Natural gas futures market goes live on 1 October
21.09. – Turkey’s gas consumption to reach 60 billion cubic meters in 2021
28.09. – Electricity from new renewables cheaper than imported coal
30.09. – Energy imports bill rose by 104 % in September
30.09. – Talks on reopening Kirkuk-Ceyhan oil pipeline

 

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