Energy NEWS March-2 2023

Edition March-2 2023 with 113 pages and 115 energy news articles

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Table of content, edition March-2 2023

18.03. – Curtailment on IT-ME border between 20 and 24 March
23.03. – Curtailment on IT-ME border between 27 and 31 March
23.03. – Curtailments on GR border on 25 and 26 March
24.03. – Alexandroupoli-Burgas oil pipeline working group held first meeting
24.03. – Greece is promoting energy corridors linking Europe’s north and south
24.03. – Increase of NTC values on ME-XK border direction between 27 March and 2 April
28.03. – Eleven EU countries push to keep nuclear energy out of renewable energy goals
30.03. – EU to almost double renewable energy capacity by 2030
30.03. – EU extends voluntary 15 % gas consumption reduction until April 2024
01.04. – Serbia and North Macedonia to cooperate in the fields of mining and energy

17.03. – Number of prosumers in Albania surpassed 1,000

Bosnia and Herzegovina
17.03. – HPP Visegrad produced 94.98 GWh of electricity in February
20.03. – BiH to receive 70 million euros from EU for energy support
21.03. – ERS and RiTE Gacko concluded 185 million euros agreement
23.03. – HPP Kovanici added to the list of projects of public interest
23.03. – Energopetrol recorded higher profit in 2022
27.03. – 745 GWh of electricity produced in FBiH in February
28.03. – ERS recorded lower profit in 2022 despite high electricity prices
29.03. – Gross electricity production reached 1,528 GWh in January
30.03. – Financing agreement for Vlasic wind farm approved
31.03. – Etmax signed concession agreement for Nevesinje solar power plant
01.04. – RiTE Stanari recorded 44.7 million euros profit in 2022

20.03. – Electricity generation dropped by 16 % in 2023
21.03. – Bulgaria among countries with extremely high carbon intensity
22.03. – Government approved derogation for the purchase of spare parts for NPP Kozloduy
23.03. – Bulgaria needs to close its coal-fired power plants by 2030 to achieve climate neutrality in 2050
24.03. – Bulgartransgaz selected the remaining contractors for Chiren gas storage expansion project
24.03. – Bulgaria to sign agreement for feasibility study for new nuclear units with the United States
24.03. – Bulgaria to receive 1 billion cubic meters of gas per year via Alexandroupoli LNG terminal
27.03. – IBEX to include special anti-corruption clause in its agreements
27.03. – Alpiq agreed the sale of its Bulgarian operations to Renalfa
28.03. – KEVR fined Energy Supply for breaching electricity trading rules
28.03. – Fitch upgrades BEH’s rating to BB+ with stable outlook
28.03. – Bulgaria to sign intergovernmental agreements with United States, France for four new nuclear units
29.03. – Bulgargaz proposes 8.1 % wholesale gas price cut for April
29.03. – ESCO Bulgaria to install 13 MW in solar capacity for Aurubis
31.03. – EBRD to help Bulgaria prepare energy storage tenders
01.04. – KEVR approved 8 % wholesale gas price cut for April

17.03. – Axpo signed VPPA for wind-based electricity
17.03. – Reduction of RES fee for small companies
20.03. – Croatia launching tenders for geothermal exploration
20.03. – HEP to build another solar power plant on Croatian islands
23.03. – INA to propose higher dividend for 2022
24.03. – Initiative for the construction of offshore wind farms in Istria
27.03. – JANAF proposes higher dividend for 2022
28.03. – INA and KT signed annex to Rijeka refinery upgrade agreement
28.03. – JANAF extended oil storage deal with Vitol
30.03. – State to recapitalize HEP with 900 million euros
31.03. – Number of small-scale solar power plants doubled in 2022

17.03. – Volterra returns to Greek RES market
17.03. – Landis+Gyr to turn to EU Court of Justice over smart meters tender
21.03. – Terna Energy obtained environmental permit for 240.7 MW solar project
23.03. – Greece added almost 1.4 GW of new solar capacity in 2022
23.03. – Greece-Egypt electricity interconnection to be added to European PCI list
24.03. – Electricity subsidy to drop to 1.5 eurocents/kWh in April
24.03. – PPC recorded a loss of 8.9 million euros in 2022
30.03. – Greece seeking additional 5 billion euros to finance energy investment loans
30.03. – Electricity consumption dropped in February
31.03. – Deadline for South Kavala underground gas storage likely to be extended

17.03. – Hungary could relaunch feed-in applications for households in 2023
21.03. – MOL ships crude oil from Azerbaijan to its refinery in Slovakia
30.03. – Turkey ready to support gas supply to Hungary
31.03. – Government aims to achieve energy independence by 2030

17.03. – EU provided 67.5 million euros in energy crisis support
24.03. – Gross electricity production reached 839 GWh in January

17.03. – EnC commends North Macedonian green energy transition
24.03. – 745 GWh of electricity produced in January

20.03. – Government approved 150 MW solar project
31.03. – EPCG has not abandoned the floating solar power plant project

17.03. – 3 GW in solar projects could be installed by the end of 2025
20.03. – OMV Petrom and Nuclearelectrica are prepared to distribute higher dividends
20.03. – Nuclearelectrica and ENEC signed MoU on nuclear energy development
20.03. – Government shuts down two coal-fired units at EC Oltenia
20.03. – Hidroelectrica launched tender for the refurbishment of HPP Vidraru
21.03. – Hidroelectrica and Masdar to jointly build floating solar power plants and offshore wind farms
22.03. – Electrica obtained 36 million euros loan from the EBRD
22.03. – Cogeneration plant on the Petromidia platform over 80 % completed
22.03. – EC approved Romania’s battery storage support scheme
23.03. – Transgaz is reportedly considering suing Gazprom
24.03. – Government to provide 91 million euros in state aid to EC Oltenia
24.03. – Romgaz will issue bonds to finance Neptun Deep gas project
28.03. – Electrica acquired Satu Mare 2 solar project
28.03. – Romania is among top three EU oil producers in 2021
28.03. – Romania to revise its 2030 RES target to 34 %
29.03. – KMG close to acquiring Lukoil’s fuel network in Romania
30.03. – Hidroelectrica targets 740 million euros net profit in 2023
30.03. – Romgaz and Duro Felguera agree to complete Iernut project
30.03. – Amendment making OMV Petrom subject to solidarity tax adopted

17.03. – NIS plans to build hydrogen production facility in Elemir
21.03. – Government lifts natural gas export ban
22.03. – Srbijagas to open a subsidiary in Hungary
22.03. – Chinese Windey to supply turbines for Serbia’s largest wind farm
22.03. – More than a third of Serbian households reduced electricity consumption in February
23.03. – NIS seeks partner for 2 MW gas-fired power plant in Srpska Crnja
24.03. – Pannonian electricity corridor to increase transmission capacity of Serbia and Hungary
24.03. – New limits for capacity of prosumer’s solar facilities
25.03. – Serbia negotiating gas supply from Azerbaijan
27.03. – Serbia reports progress in draft NECP and RES law revision
28.03. – Electricity and natural gas priced to increase as of 1 May
28.03. – SEEPEX to launch intraday market in June
31.03. – EPS should not be transformed into joint-stock company
31.03. – EPS earned 49 million euros from electricity exports in 2023
01.04. – 474,750 MWh traded on SEEPEX in March

17.03. – Petrol recorded 2.9 million euros loss in 2022
17.03. – NPP Krsko to introduce dry storage for spent nuclear fuel
20.03. – GEN-I’s profit halved in 2022
27.03. – Electricity generation dropped by 1 % in February

25.03. – Court ruling halted oil exports from Iraq’s KRG via Turkey
28.03. – Enerjisa seeks EBRD loan to back 106 MW in wind projects
28.03. – GE to supply equipment for 100 MW solar project in Turkey
31.03. – Crude oil imports dropped by 13.6 % in January
31.03. – LPG imports rose by 125 % in January
31.03. – Natural gas imports dropped by 9.8 % in January
31.03. – Electricity generation dropped by 6.7 % in January
01.04. – Turkey to start extracting Black Sea gas as of 21 April

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