Energy NEWS August-1 2023

Edition August-1 2023 with 98 pages and 84 energy news articles

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Table of content, edition August-1 2023

02.08. – Increase of NTC values on IT-ME border for 5 and 6 August
02.08. – Successful go-live for ETPA within SIDC
09.08. – EU member states’ 2030 solar targets increased by 63 %
10.08. – Increase of NTC values on BA-HR border for 12 August
15.08. – BiH and Montenegro signed Memorandum on regional electricity market integration

15.08. – French Voltalia opened office in Albania

Bosnia and Herzegovina
02.08. – FBiH House of Peoples adopted Law on Electricity
04.08. – FBiH Government approved appointment of new EPBiH Acting Director
04.08. – EPBiH recorded 12.5 million euros loss in H1 2023
10.08. – RiTE Gacko recorded slight profit in H1 2023
10.08. – Concession for six small-scale solar power plants near Mostar awarded
11.08. – Germany suspends financing for four RS projects
11.08. – EP HZHB to build 150 MW solar power plant
11.08. – EP HZHB recorded significantly higher profit in H1 2023
15.08. – HET recorded higher profit in H1 2023

03.08. – 2.27 TWh traded on IBEX in July
03.08. – Agreement with BOTAS is not beneficial for Bulgaria
04.08. – NPP Belene equipment should not be sold in a hurry
07.08. – Electricity generation dropped by 22 % in 2023
08.08. – EC approved 16 million euros aid for the expansion of Chiren underground gas storage facility
09.08. – NPP Kozloduy allowed to receive supplies for annual maintenance from Russian companies
10.08. – Independent experts to analyze new type of nuclear fuel for NPP Kozloduy’s unit 5
11.08. – Bulgaria’s solar generation increased by 30 % in May
11.08. – NPP Kozloduy appointed new CEO
11.08. – Government to notify Lukoil on the termination of Rosenets oil port concession
11.08. – Over 82 % of IGB pipeline’s 2023-2024 capacity already booked
14.08. – Bulgargaz proposes slightly lower wholesale gas price for September

04.08. – Valamar joins KOER virtual power plant
11.08. – Croatia was forced to import electricity in July

02.08. – RWE and PPC to invest 280 million euros in solar projects
03.08. – Motor Oil’s 53.6 MW wind projects obtained construction permit
03.08. – Cero obtained permit for 250 MW solar project
04.08. – PPC recorded higher profit in H1 2023
04.08. – Energy storage auction achieved highest bid of 64,000 euros/MW
07.08. – Greece likely to offer larger number of smaller offshore wind development areas
07.08. – Crucial studies for GREGY Interconnector project expected in the autumn
07.08. – PPC’s takeover of Enel Romania expected to be completed by September
10.08. – PPC’s electricity production share dropped to 37 % in H1 2023
10.08. – Winners of Greece’s first energy storage auction announced
10.08. – PPC plans five pump-storage HPP projects
14.08. – PPC Renewables secured 98 MW in two energy storage projects
15.08. – RES capacity surpassed 11 GW in June

04.08. – MOL recorded 74 % lower profit in Q2 2023
08.08. – Hungary’s greenhouse gas emissions dropped by 7 % in 2022
15.08. – Solar generation rose by 60 % year-on-year in June

02.08. – Makpetrol recorded 41 % lower profit in H1 2023
02.08. – OKTA recorded significantly lower profit in H1 2023

02.08. – Jugopetrol’s profit halved in H1 2023
02.08. – CGES recorded 70 % higher profit in H1 2023
02.08. – Pljevlja coalmine recorded significantly higher profit in H1 2023
09.08. – Average July electricity bill at 37.8 euros
09.08. – Agreement on the connection of 400 MW Montecevo solar power plant signed

02.08. – Romgaz resumes the construction of TPP Iernut
03.08. – Neptun Deep offshore gas project enters development phase
04.08. – Romania to soon launch CfD auction for 2 GW of wind and sola capacity
04.08. – E-Distributie Dobrogea to use Modernization Fund financing for distribution network upgrades
04.08. – 80 MW solar power commissioned within Doicesti energy complex
04.08. – Electromontaj to build transmission line in Finland
04.08. – OMV Petrom and Saipem signed 1.6 billion euros Neptun Deep infrastructure deal
07.08. – Rompetrol Rafinare started overhaul of its marine oil terminal
07.08. – Restart Energy completed 400 kW solar system for Cotinari winery
07.08. – Romanian Exim Bank issues state guarantees for RES projects
07.08. – Average OPCOM day-ahead price rose in July
08.08. – New Mintia gas-fired power plant to be operational by 2027
09.08. – Transelectrica issued record number of wind farm connection permits in June
10.08. – Ukrainian DTEK started construction of wind farm in Romania
11.08. – Five solar panel production projects applied for Romanian grants
11.08. – Transgaz applied for 554 million euros in EU grants
11.08. – Conpet recorded slightly lower profit in H1 2023
11.08. – Romgaz’ profit dropped by 2.3 % in H1 2023
14.08. – Nuclearelectrica recorded slightly higher profit in H1 2023
14.08. – Oil Terminal recorded 43 % higher profit in H1 2023

02.08. – Map of 100 best locations for solar power plants in Serbia published
04.08. – EC approved 7.7 million euros grant for HPP Bistrica reconstruction
04.08. – EPS planned to import 4.2 million tons of coal in 2023
08.08. – Preparation of spatial plan for BeoGrid 2025 distribution project
09.08. – Natural gas price to increase by up to 10 % in November
09.08. – EPS launched tender for HPP Djerdap 1 hydro information system upgrade
11.08. – EPS seeking for a new General Director
15.08. – Submission deadline for Serbia’s first RES auction passed
15.08. – EPS to start construction of its first solar power plant

03.08. – Slovenia needs more investment in renewables
14.08. – New plan for natural gas crisis management

14.08. – Oil exports via BTC pipeline increased by 6 % in the first seven months of 2023

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