Energy NEWS June-1 2023

Edition June-1 2023 with 102 pages and 90 energy news articles

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Table of content, edition June-1 2023

Region
06.06. – Launch of electronic registry for guarantees of origin in Albania and RS
07.06. – EU ends its energy crisis measures
08.06. – EU’s wind and solar surpassed fossil fuels electricity generation in May
09.06. – EU allocates 2.4 billion euros for green transition in CEE region
09.06. – Bulgaria saw the biggest CO2 emissions increase in the EU in 2022
09.06. – Increase of NTC values on ME-XK border direction between 12 and 18 June
12.06. – All NEMOs to modify the threshold that triggers second auction procedure in April and May 2023
13.06. – Go-live for Energy Trading Platform Amsterdam (ETPA) within SIDC confirmed for 14 June
15.06. – Unsuccessful go-live for ETPA

Albania
12.06. – 100 million euros loan for energy reforms in Albania
13.06. – OSHEE launched tender for electricity network repairs

Bosnia and Herzegovina
02.06. – RS Government avoids revoking SHPP concessions
05.06. – EPBiH launched exploratory works for HPP Ustikolina project
09.06. – Local company to build 5 MW in solar power plants near Mostar
15.06. – FBiH Government approved energy permit for Slovinj wind farm

Bulgaria
02.06. – KEVR adopted changes to IBEX operational rules
05.06. – Electricity generation dropped by 22 % in 2023
05.06. – Unit 5 of NPP Kozloduy back online
05.06. – Bulgaria could file a claim against Gazprom over suspended gas supply
06.06. – 2.1 TWh traded on IBEX in May
07.06. – ICGB selected insurer for IGB pipeline
09.06. – TotalEnergies seeks partner for drilling activities in the Khan Asparuh block
09.06. – Number of solar connection applications increased by 40 %
12.06. – Bulgargaz proposes 12 % wholesale gas price cut for July
14.06. – ICGB to auction free IGB capacity on 3 July
15.06. – Parliament approved the closure of State Oil Company
15.06. – Westinghouse signed FEED contract for new unit at NPP Kozloduy

Croatia
02.06. – S&P downgrades HEP’s outlook to negative
05.06. – CROPEX launched the SIDC (XBID) backup solution
05.06. – LNG Hrvatska has a new Director
07.06. – Koncar signed 10 million euros contract with Verbund
08.06. – LNG Hrvatska to continue with the Zadar terminal project
12.06. – Biodiesel refinery in Neretic ready to start operation
15.06. – INA appointed new President of the Management Board

Greece
06.06. – DESFA network expansion market test attracts 27 bidders
08.06. – FSRU vessel for Alexandroupoli terminal to arrive in November
08.06. – Mixed RES auction to be held in September
09.06. – Heron’s electricity market share rose to 10.8 % after Viohalko deal
10.06. – DEPA Trade to supply natural gas to Moldova
13.06. – RES share in electricity generation reached 54 % in May

Hungary
06.06. – 2.23 TWh traded on HUPX in May
06.06. – PM Orban discussed NPP Paks expansion project with Rosatom
06.06. – Fitch revised MOL’s outlook to stable
12.06. – The largest solar power plant in Hungary inaugurated

Kosovo
15.06. – Kosovo aims 39.6 % RES share in energy production by 2032

Montenegro
05.06. – TPP Pljevlja back online after annual maintenance
05.06. – EPCG received only one bid for Niksic solar power plant financing
12.06. – Connection agreement for 385 MW solar power plant signed
13.06. – Average May electricity bill at 27.1 euros

Romania
02.06. – Government to provide 1.7 billion euros state aid to energy-intensive companies
06.06. – High RES production and low consumption dragged electricity prices down
06.06. – Hidroelectrica close to launching Romania’s biggest IPO
07.06. – DEER received financing through Modernization Fund for two projects
07.06. – Eurowind Energy to build 70 MW solar power plant
07.06. – Hidroelectrica promises 90-100 % dividend payout ration ahead of IPO
09.06. – Average OPCOM day-ahead price dropped in May
09.06. – Nuclearelectrica signed agreements for the development of NPP Cernavoda’s units 3 and 4
09.06. – Antibioce to invest 2.7 million euros in solar power plant
12.06. – Transelectrica launched the first battery storage facility in the national energy system
13.06. – OMV Petrom’s hydrocarbon discovery in southern Romania
15.06. – Competition Council approved EC Oltenia, ALRO joint venture plans
15.06. – Electricity consumption dropped by 7.7 % in the first four months of 2023

Serbia
02.06. – Local company to build 10 MW solar power plant near Vrsac
02.06. – EPS’ coal purchases in 2022 increased tenfold
03.06. – Government sets market premium quota for solar power plants
03.06. – Decree on balance responsibility of guaranteed suppliers and preferred electricity producers adopted
06.06. – RES auctions to add new 1,300 MW of capacity
08.06. – EPS to outsource part of business and production processes
08.06. – EPS named new Supervisory Board, includes three Norwegians
09.06. – Parliament approved 300 million euros loan for gas and electricity purchases
09.06. – Pirot municipality to add new 125 MW in RES capacity
12.06. – NIS increased its stake in Petrohemija to 90 % after capital increase
13.06. – SEEPEX intraday market go-live between 25 and 28 July
13.06. – EBRD mulls approving 62 million euros loan for Vlasinske HPPs reconstruction
13.06. – EIA study for reconstruction of HPP Djerdap 2 approved
14.06. – Auctions for RES market premiums allocation launched
15.06. – EPS appointed new Acting Director

Slovenia
02.06. – EBRD provided 25 million euros loan to ELES
02.06. – HSE targets 800 MW in solar capacity by 2030
07.06. – HSE repays 100 million euros to the state
09.06. – EC approved Slovenia’s RES, energy storage support scheme
15.06. – NPP Krsko exceeded planned production in May
15.06. – Slovenia to invite foreign investors for NPP Krsko second unit project

Turkey
02.06. – Enercon to supply turbines for Kalyon Enerji’s 260 MW wind projects
02.06. – TurkStream gas deliveries to be temporarily suspended due to annual maintenance
06.06. – Turkey’s 2022 natural gas imports amounted to 54.7 billion cubic meters
07.06. – Turkey’s daily oil output reached 32-year high
10.06. – TANAP’s capacity has increased
14.06. – Turkey and Iraq to resume oil export talks as loses reach 2 billion dollars
14.06. – World Bank approved 549 million dollars for adoption of renewables in Turkey’s public sector



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