Energy NEWS October-2 2022

Edition October-2 2022 with 113 pages and 119 energy news articles

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Table of content, edition October-2 2022

18.10. – Increased wind and solar electricity generation saved EU 11 billion euros in gas costs
19.10. – Bulgaria and North Macedonia to connect their national gas networks
21.10. – Increase of NTC values on Montenegro – Kosovo border direction between 24 and 30 October
21.10. – Greece proposes electricity link to Austria and Germany
21.10. – EU close to the solution on gas price cap
24.10. – Unit 3 of NPP Mochovce to be commissioned in early 2023
24.10. – Moldova is facing serious energy problems
27.10. – Four countries agreed cooperation in the Black Sea offshore wind developments
29.10. – Increase of NTC values on Montenegro – Kosovo border direction between 31 October and 6 November
31.10. – Bulgaria and North Macedonia signed agreement on gas interconnection

25.10. – Construction of HPP Skavica to start in mid-2023
28.10. – EU to provide 80 million euros in support for Albania

Bosnia and Herzegovina
19.10. – Concession for 29.9 MW wind farm near Tomislavgrad awarded to local company
24.10. – HPP Visegrad produced 31.7 GWh of electricity in September
24.10. – ERS subsidiary to maintain liquidity with 5 million euros loan
25.10. – RS to decrease RES fees by 90 %
26.10. – Gross electricity generation reached 1,186 GWh in August
26.10. – Concession for 29.9 MW wind farm near Tomislavgrad signed
27.10. – 579 GWh of electricity produced in FBiH in September
27.10. – FBiH Government capped electricity price increase in 2023
28.10. – Total cost of Ivovik wind project – 68 million euros
28.10. – Herzeg-Bosnia Canton to launch tender for 100 MW in solar capacity
28.10. – EnC launched dispute settlement procedure against BiH for breaching Large Combustion Plants Directive
28.10. – BiH to receive 70 million euros of the EU’s energy crisis aid
31.10. – RiTE Ugljevik turns to profit in the first nine months of 2022
31.10. – Krajinapetrol’s net loss increased in the first nine months of 2022
31.10. – EIA request for the first hybrid power plant in BiH

17.10. – Electricity generation rose by 10.7 % in 2022
17.10. – TPP Maritsa East 3 generated 11.8 % of Bulgaria’s electricity in the first nine months of 2022
17.10. – AE Solar Horizon to raise 100 million euros by the end of 2023
22.10. – Government will not double electricity prices for residential consumers
24.10. – Wholesale gas price expected to drop below 85 euros/MWh in November
24.10. – Caretaker Government repealed decision on alternative fuel supply for NPP Kozloduy
27.10. – Bulgaria to invest almost one billion euros in electricity network upgrades by 2031
28.10. – Electricity generation reached 4,125 GWh in August
28.10. – Bulgargaz proposes 45 % wholesale gas price drop for November
28.10. – Bulgaria signed gas transmission agreement with Moldova
31.10. – Unit 6 of NPP Kozloduy taken offline due to non-nuclear issues
31.10. – Bulgaria’s exemption from Russian oil sanctions does not include resale
01.11. – TPP Maritsa 3 loss quadrupled in the first nine months of 2022
01.11. – KEVR approved 47 % wholesale gas price drop for November

17.10. – INA selected KPMG to audit its natural gas trading business
18.10. – Plinacro launched tender for the procurement of pipes for new gas pipeline
18.10. – INA to halt oil processing at Rijeka refinery until spring
20.10. – INA signed 300 million euros revolving credit agreement
19.10. – INA’s natural gas sold to HEP priced at 41 euros/MWh
21.10. – A third of RES producers left the subsidy scheme
25.10. – Results of July/August/September guarantees of origin auctions
26.10. – HEP repays 550 million dollars eurobond
27.10. – 1,047 GWh of electricity produced in August
27.10. – State rejected almost 2,500 MW in RES projects
28.10. – First corporate vPPA signed
28.10. – INA’s net profit rose by 152 % in the first nine months of 2022
28.10. – JANAF’s net profit rose by a third in the first nine months of 2022

18.10. – Rate of consumer supplier switches dropped in August, September
20.10. – South Kavala underground gas storage plan to be revised
21.10. – Significantly lower November electricity price
25.10. – PPC looking for RES acquisitions in the Balkans
27.10. – Electricity consumption dropped in September for a third consecutive month
01.11. – PPC denies the acquisition of majority stake in Enel Romania

18.10. – Government to suspend subsidies for solar prosumers
20.10. – ReneSola commissioned its first self-built solar power plant in Hungary
21.10. – Second monthly pan-European GO auction successfully completed
21.10. – Hungary will be exempted from gas price caps
25.10. – Hungary to reduce gas consumption to a third of the current one by 2050

21.10. – KOSTT and Elektrosever reached agreement on electricity supply in northern Kosovo
25.10. – Gross electricity production reached 460 GWh in August

22.10. – ESM covers the country’s electricity consumption with its production
25.10. – 439 GWh of electricity produced in August
26.10. – Decision on PPC’s offer for HPP Cebren expected in mid-November
27.10. – Makpetrol’s profit dropped in the first nine months of 2022
28.10. – North Macedonia could expect 80 million euros in EU’s energy crisis aid
01.11. – ESM seeks consultancy services for solar projects

26.10. – EPCG obtained loans worth 48 million euros to maintain liquidity
01.11. – Pljevlja coalmine recorded higher profit in the first nine months of 2022

17.10. – Iberdola to sell its Romanian assets
17.10. – Electrica Furnizare to install 3.5 MW in solar panels for Transavia
18.10. – Government waits for EC’s recommendations before adopting final “cap and subsidy” scheme
18.10. – EC Oltenia to hold 59.9 % stake in the future gas-fired power plant
20.10. – Romgaz and SOCAR considering LNG supply route through the Black Sea
19.10. – Franklin Templeton recommends pension funds to back dual listing of Hidroelectrica’s shares
21.10. – 400 kV Cernavoda – Stalpu transmission line crosses the Danube
21.10. – State to invest over 900 million euros in EC Oltenia
21.10. – Enel Green Power Romania seeks contractor for 370 MW solar project
24.10. – ANRE grants permits for Chimcomplex’ cogeneration plant
25.10. – EBRD considering providing 49 million euros loan to DEER
25.10. – Fondul Proprietatea launches roadshow for Hidroelectrica’s IPO
25.10. – Hidroelectrica reportedly abandoned the plan for the acquisition of CEZ Vanzare
26.10. – Romgaz’ hydrocarbon output dropped slightly by 0.67 % in the first nine months of 2022
27.10. – Units of coal-fired Rovinari and Turceni TPPs will not be closed by 2026
28.10. – USTDA awarded 14 million euros for SMR development in Romania
28.10. – OMV Petrom’s net profit skyrocketed in the first nine months of 2022
31.10. – 30,000 prosumers connected to the network by the end of the year
31.10. – Canada to support reconstruction of unit 1, construction of units 3 and 4 of NPP Cernavoda

17.10. – Serbia banned natural gas exports by the end of the month
19.10. – Biomass heating plant in Novi Pazar commissioned
20.10. – 300 MW solar complex near Kladovo to be built
20.10. – CHPP Zrenjanin resumed operation after ten years
20.10. – USAID launched 20 million dollars energy investment program
21.10. – CWP Global to develop first hybrid power plant in Serbia
24.10. – Average heating consumption in Serbia higher than in EU
28.10. – New energy policy top priority for new Serbian Government
29.10. – 160 million euros of EU aid for Serbia to combat energy crisis
31.10. – 350 MW Kostolac B3 to be commissioned next year

21.10. – Slovenia managed to reduce electricity and gas consumption
24.10. – Petrol to split its shares on 1 November
25.10. – Electricity generation dropped by 3 % in September
26.10. – GEN Energija appointed new CEO
26.10. – PBZ CO bought a significant package of Petrol’s shares
28.10. – NPP Krsko overhaul extended by a week
31.10. – Slovenia could hold referendum on NPP Krsko’s second unit

19.10. – Rosatom started negotiations on the construction of Turkey’s second nuclear power plant
19.10. – Turkey expects record growth in solar power capacity in 2022
24.10. – Turkey reportedly agreed increased gas deliveries from Iran
27.10. – Energy imports rose by 99 % in September
28.10. – Natural gas imports dropped by 7.6 % in August
28.10. – Electricity generation dropped by 4.3 % in August
31.10. – Crude oil imports rose by 3 % in August
31.10. – LPG imports dropped by 14.7 % in August

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