EnergyNEWS September-1 2015

July-1 2015 edition of Balkan Energy NEWS publication, with 100 pages and 85 energy news articles.

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Table of content, EnergyNEWS September-1 2015:


  • Analysis on availability and prices of cross border capacities in SEE, part 2 – page 7
  • Weekly Carbon Trading Market update – page 23



[Region, 02.09.] TAP awarded turbo compressors contract to Siemens

[Region, 03.09.] Petronas considers the acquisition of Statoil’s 20 % share in TAP

[Region, 03.09.] Tesla gas pipeline to become project of common interest

[Region, 07.09.] Gazprom to sell natural gas by auction

[Region, 07.09.] Meeting on Trans-Caspian gas pipeline to be held this autumn

[Region, 09.09.] Polish electricity producers call for urgent measures to avoid blackouts

[Region, 10.09.] Polish LNG terminal to start operation in mid-2016

[Region, 11.09.] Ukraine and Slovakia to lose billions due to construction of Nord Stream 2

[Region, 11.09.] Gazprom sold a third of total gas volume offered at the auction

[Region, 12.09.] Russia, Ukraine and the EU agreed on winter gas deliveries

[Region, 14.09.] EEX started trading in Cap Futures

[Region, 15.09.] Gazprom expects higher exports to Europe


[Albania, 02.09.] Albania become electricity exporter in the first half of 2015


[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 03.09.] Production in August at RiTE Ugljevik above planned

[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 03.09.] BiH is trying to adopt energy strategy at country level

[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 04.09.] Allocation of Elektroprijenos’ profits

[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 10.09.] MoU on TPP Gacko 2 construction signed

[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 10.09.] Council of Ministers refused to pay for RiTE Ugljevik arbitration

[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 14.09.] BiH is facing sanctions by Energy Community

[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 15.09.] EU to finance energy projects in BiH


[Bulgaria, 03.09.] Bulgaria-Romania gas interconnection delayed again

[Bulgaria, 03.09.] Bulgaria hopes for an agreement on gas hub construction with Russia

[Bulgaria, 04.09.] Inspections on electricity distribution companies’ preparations for winter
[Bulgaria, 05.09.]
NPP Kozloduy unit 6 taken offline for scheduled maintenance
[Bulgaria, 07.09.]
BEH to borrow 650 million euros

[Bulgaria, 11.09.] Nationwide protests over electricity prices announced

[Bulgaria, 12.09.] Bulgargaz proposes 14.26 % gas price drop

[Bulgaria, 14.09.] Bulgaria-Greece gas interconnection is country’s most important gas infrastructure

[Bulgaria, 15.09.] KEVR announced possible electricity price drop for industrial consumers

[Bulgaria, 15.09.] Consultant for Bulgaria-Serbia gas interconnection selected



[Croatia, 03.09.] HEP Opskrba to supply electricity for public lighting in Zagreb

[Croatia, 03.09.] Government adopted amendments to the Energy Law

[Croatia, 05.09.] Electricity prices will not be increased for end customers

[Croatia, 07.09.] 130,000 euros spent on the rehabilitation of damages from HPP Lesce

[Croatia, 08.09.] Fuel prices have gone up

[Croatia, 08.09.] Opposition criticizes new RES law

[Croatia, 10.09.] Green organizations put pressure on TPP Plomin C consultants

[Croatia, 10.09.] Amendments to the Energy Law and Electricity Market Law

[Croatia, 11.09.] HEP will supply electricity for public lighting in Split

[Croatia, 11.09.] The largest Croatian solar plant to be built on Vis island

[Croatia, 14.09.] High interest in investing in LNG terminal


[Greece, 15.09.] SOCAR insists on privatization of 66 % share in DESFA


[Hungary, 04.09.] New chief manager of NPP Paks appointed

[Hungary, 04.09.] Fogaz acquired GDF Suez Hungarian subsidiary

[Hungary, 09.09.] ENKSZ in talks with unnamed retail electricity supplier

[Hungary, 10.09.] MOL decreased its investment in Kurdistan

[Hungary, 10.09.] The design phase of NPP Paks upgrade has started

[Hungary, 11.09.] Euratom approved the contracts for NPP Paks expansion

[Hungary, 15.09.] MOL to decrease investments due to low prices


[Macedonia, 04.09.] Macedonia to benefit from neighboring power exchanges


[Montenegro, 05.09.] RAE to determine electricity price for the next regulatory period

[Montenegro, 08.09.] Montenegro could be important player on electricity market

[Montenegro, 11.09.] A2A close to ending the partnership in EPCG

[Montenegro, 12.09.] HPP Piva produced 301 GWh of electricity

[Montenegro, 14.09.] Construction of wind farms officially started


[Romania, 03.09.] President Iohannis met with oil companies’ representatives

[Romania, 03.09.] KMG International to outsource 31 petrol stations

[Romania, 04.09.] New contractor for Giurgiu-Ruse gas pipeline to be selected in October

[Romania, 04.09.] Memorandum for the new power plant approved

[Romania, 09.09.] Hidroelectrica completed 150 million euros investment in HPP Nehoiasu

[Romania, 10.09.] Court forbade Lukoil Petrotel to initiate dissolution or liquidation

[Romania, 10.09.] The North-South Corridor could increase Romanian energy security

[Romania, 10.09.] State requires 1.3 billion euros in damages from Electrica

[Romania, 10.09.] Romania could stop natural gas imports next year

[Romania, 11.09.] Privatization of Rompetrol Rafinare in early 2016

[Romania, 11.09.] EC Hunedoara very close to insolvency

[Romania, 14.09.] Construction of HPP Tarnita-Lapustesti could start next year


[Serbia, 03.09.] Serbia not likely to meet its RES quota for 2020

[Serbia, 03.09.] Serbian energy sector legislation is fully in line with EU regulations

[Serbia, 04.09.] Ongoing maintenance at TPP Morava

[Serbia, 04.09.] EPS’ subsidiaries submitted documentation to Pristina

[Serbia, 07.09.] EPS could supply electricity to Kosovo

[Serbia, 08.09.] Electricity price remains the same

[Serbia, 08.09.] Srbijagas is prepared for the winter

[Serbia, 10.09.] Electricity price is not realistic

[Serbia, 10.09.] EPS will procure electricity meters from Atos WD Sagemcom consortium

[Kosovo, 11.09.] KEK produced 1,465 GWh of electricity in the second quarter of 2015

[Serbia, 14.09.] Serbia is among the largest energy consumers


[Slovenia, 03.09.] HEP is interested in the purchase of 50 % shares of GEN-I

[Slovenia, 15.09.] GEN-I and HSE among country’s largest exporters


[Turkey, 08.09.] 2.2 million tons of oil delivered from Ceyhan port in August

[Turkey, 07.09.] Gazprom still interested in TurkStream

[Turkey, 08.09.] TEIAS published tender for computer network renewal

[Turkey, 11.09.] Shale gas exploration stalled

[Turkey, 11.09.] Turkey and Russia froze TurkStream negotiations

[Turkey, 14.09.] TurkStream postponed due to political instability

[Turkey, 14.09.] Energy projects not affected by the situation in Southeastern Turkey


Power data  – Page 61

  • Commercial flows per interconnection
  • Production / consumption / export / flow for each border in SEE

Power exchanges  – Page 84

  • Spot market
  • Futures market

ATC auctions – Page 88

  • Monthly ATC Auctions for October 2015


Tenders – Page 96


Upcoming events – Page 98


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