Energy NEWS July-1 2022

Edition July-1 2022 with 115 pages and 103 energy news articles

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Table of content, edition July-1 2022

TRADING OVERVIEW

ENERGY NEWS

Region
04.07. – Curtailment on IT-ME border between 6 and 8 July
05.07. – Ten member states call for accelerated introduction of nuclear energy into EU taxonomy
06.07. – EU Parliament included natural gas, nuclear energy in green investments
07.07. – Romania among least vulnerable EU countries to Russian gas supply cut
08.07. – EnC contracting parties advance on energy transition
08.07. – Greece-Bulgaria gas interconnection officially commissioned
11.07. – Nord Stream gas pipeline out of operation for 10 days due to maintenance
12.07. – Joint workshop of Bulgarian and Greek energy operators, regulators
12.07. – Romania and Hungary discussed gas interconnection capacity expansion
13.07. – Energy Community’s electricity system could support 30 GW of renewables without additional investments
15.07. – IGB pipeline certified for commercial operation

Albania
05.07. – Possible oil and gas discovery in Albania
08.07. – Statkraft launch final stage of floating solar power plant project

Bosnia and Herzegovina
04.07. – EPBiH to distribute lower dividend for 2021
04.07. – BiH exported 318 million euros worth of electricity in the first five months of 2022
05.07. – State guarantee for TPP Tuzla unit 7 project constitutes illegal state aid
07.07. – RS launched tender for the construction of 10 MW solar power plant near Bileca
08.07. – FBiH bans the issuance of new SHPP concessions
08.07. – Electricity production at RiTE Ugljevik stable, despite financial issues
13.07. – HPP Visegrad produced 56 GWh of electricity in June
13.07. – EPBiH adopted its 2021 business operations report
14.07. – Gas price in FBiH to increase by 23.3 %
15.07. – Gas price in RS increased by 16 %
15.07. – BiH to abolish capacity limitations for wind, solar projects
15.07. – EPBiH signed concession agreement for Gracanica 1 and 2 solar power plants
15.07. – The end for TPP Tuzla unit 7 project

Bulgaria
04.07. – One unit of NPP Kozloduy to use non-Russian nuclear fuel
04.07. – Electricity generation increased by 17.4 % in 2022
05.07. – St. – Nikola wind farm produced 22 % more electricity this year
06.07. – Bulgargaz proposes 32 % wholesale gas price increase for July
06.07. – TPP Maritsa East 3 generated 12.3 % of Bulgaria’s electricity in H1 2022
06.07. – Court overturns ban on natural gas exploration in Dobrich region
06.07. – 2.48 TWh traded on IBEX in June
08.07. – Shell is seeking natural gas trading license
11.07. – TPP AES Galabovo achieved record high six-month electricity generation
12.07. – Linden Energy seeks regulatory approval for Overgas acquisition
13.07. – KEVR approved 31.7 % wholesale gas price hike for July
13.07. – IBEX to introduce 15-minute interval trading in October
14.07. – Compensations to businesses due to high electricity prices will continue

Croatia
04.07. – 504,660 MWh traded on CROPEX in June
04.07. – Fuel price caps extended by another two weeks
05.07. – Israeli Enlight to build 525 MW in solar, wind capacity
06.07. – Croatia lost another arbitration against MOL
07.07. – HROTE received 19 offers for market premiums
11.07. – JANAF signed deals with INA, Delta-Oil, Rijeka Trans
15.07. – HROTE awarded market premiums at the latest RES tender

Greece
05.07. – ELPE and RWE to jointly explore offshore wind opportunities
06.07. – Subsidies package for July amounts to 722 million euros
08.07. – Mytilineos to build Greek section of electricity interconnection with Bulgaria
08.07. – Four RES auctions planned for 2022
08.07. – Huge investor interest in offshore wind
12.07. – Sharp increase of LNG imports in H1 2022
12.07. – Kenlov enters Greek renewables market
14.07. – Lignite-fired power plants accounted for 34 % of electricity generation in June
15.07. – Cero Generation launched 100 MW solar project in Greece
15.07. – PPC to double lignite-fired electricity generation

Hungary
04.07. – Hungary had the highest share of solar electricity production in the EU in 2021
05.07. – 2.16 TWh traded on HUPX day-ahead market in June
11.07. – Electricity and gas prices over five times lower compared to other EU member states
11.07. – Capped fuel prices will lead to shortages
13.07. – Hungary bans energy exports, curbs some utility price caps

Montenegro
08.07. – Montenegro produced 1.55 million tons of lignite in 2021
11.07. – Average June electricity bill at 28.6 euros
12.07. – EPCG to develop gas-fired power plants
15.07. – EPCG acquired the status of supplier of last resort
15.07. – EPCG launched a public call for the sale of its shares

Romania
04.07. – Romania to delay coal phase-out to 2032
05.07. – Government drafts procedures for awarding offshore wind concessions
06.07. – Average OPCOM day-ahead price rose in June
07.07. – Electricity to acquire 12 MW solar project
08.07. – OMV Petrom’s hydrocarbon output dropped in Q2 2022
08.07. – CPC inoperability will not affect crude oil supply to Romania
08.07. – Electricity generation is not at risk due to low water flows
12.07. – Fitch affirms KMGI’s B+ rating with stable outlook
13.07. – No bidders for TPP Mintia
13.07. – FIEKR secured 24 million euros loan for fuel network expansion
14.07. – Photon Energy started the construction of its second solar project in Romania
14.07. – Electricity consumption dropped by 4.1 % in the first five months of 2022
15.07. – High energy prices increased revenues of state-owned companies
15.07. – ANRE approved license for the construction of FIEKR’s cogeneration plant

Serbia
04.07. – 275,957 MWh traded on SEEPEX in June
05.07. – NIS approved the distribution of 49.2 million euros in dividend
06.07. – Crni Vrh wind project one step closer to construction start
07.07. – Gas price for residential consumers rises by 9 % as of 1 August
08.07. – Serbia has to build NPP using US technology
08.07. – EPS and Srbijagas incurred more than 1 billion euros in losses during the past winter season
12.07. – The answer to energy crisis lies in pump-storage HPPs
14.07. – Government considering temporary NIS takeover
14.07. – Serbia to receive up to 40 % of gas supply from other sources next year
15.07. – ITM Group to build two wind farms near Pancevo

Slovenia
11.07. – Slovenia enters phase 1 of gas supply emergency plan
13.07. – NPP Krsko production in June
14.07. – Slovenia to cap electricity prices for households, SMEs from September

Turkey
07.07. – Oil discovery in Adana province to yield up to 8 million barrels
14.07. – BOTAS received 925 million euros loan from Deutsche Bank for LNG purchases

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