Energy NEWS September-2 2022

Edition September-2 2022 with 105 pages and 95 energy news articles

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Table of content, edition September-2 2022

16.09. – EU Parliament backs boost for renewables use and energy savings
18.09. – Bulgaria and North Macedonia failed to agree on electricity price
19.09. – Ukraine is planning to supply more electricity to Romania and Moldova
24.09. – Increase of NTC values on Montenegro – Kosovo border direction between 26 and 30 September
24.09. – Curtailment on Italy – Montenegro border between 26 and 30 September
28.09. – 15 EU member states asking for gas price caps
29.09. – Curtailment of NTC values on Italy – Montenegro border between 1 and 5 October
29.09. – IGB pipeline received Bulgarian, Greek operational license
30.09. – 15-minute intraday products available on RO-BG border
30.09. – EU agrees on energy measures
01.10. – Launch of commercial operation of Greece-Bulgaria gas interconnection

21.09. – Six bidders advance to second round of Albania’s first wind tender
23.09. – EBRD to provide 28 million euros loan for Karavasta solar power plant
23.09. – Electricity imports amounted to over 300 million euros in 2022 so far

Bosnia and Herzegovina
16.09. – Chinese investor to sell its majority stake in Ivovik wind project
20.09. – Luxembourg company new majority owner of Ivovik wind farm project
20.09. – FBiH Government plans to buy Capljina oil terminal
22.09. – Construction of Ivan Sedlo wind farm to start next week
26.09. – Local ASA Group to build to solar power plants in Bosanski Petrovac
26.09. – wpd signed concession agreement for two wind farms in BiH
27.09. – Gross electricity generation reached 1,226 GWh in July
27.09. – 571 GWh of electricity produced in FBiH in August
28.09. – Construction of Ivan Sedlo wind farm started
28.09. – RS to take over Comsar Energy’s projects
28.09. – EPBiH close to agreement on the construction of Banovici solar power plant
29.09. – RES accounted for 42.3 % of electricity produced in 2021

16.09. – IGB issued certificate attesting to completion of works on Bulgarian territory
16.09. – TPP Maritsa East 2 achieved record profit in H1 2022
19.09. – Electricity generation rose by 13.75 % in 2022
19.09. – Bulgaria in talks with Gazprom on resuming gas supply
20.09. – Bulgargaz launched three LNG delivery tenders
20.09. – CWP to invest over 600 million euros in wind project in Bulgaria
21.09. – Chiren gas storage expansion tenders attracted nine bids
22.09. – Unit 6 of NPP Kozloduy offline for planned maintenance
22.09. – TPP Bobov Dol plans the construction of solar power plant
23.09. – EBRD to provide loans to Bulgargaz, Bulgartransgaz
26.09. – Eurohold to delist electricity supply/distribution subsidiaries from the Bulgarian Stock Exchange
27.09. – Bulgaria to launch tenders for the purchase of pipeline natural gas
28.09. – Bulgargaz estimates 32 % wholesale gas price drop in October
29.09. – Electricity generation reached 4,202 GWh in July
29.09. – Government to provide additional 1.6 billion euros in energy subsidies for businesses
30.09. – Bulgargaz launched tender for 284 million cubic meters of pipeline-delivered gas
30.09. – CPC finds competition issue in Lukoil’s fuel pricing policy
01.10. – KEVR approved 34 % wholesale gas price drop for October

16.09. – MOL members of INA’s Management Board resigned
22.09. – OTP Bank to provide loan for 8.5 MW solar project
23.09. – 1,119 GWh of electricity produced in July
23.09. – Okoli gas storage almost 90 % full
23.09. – Peter Ratatics to be appointed as new INA’s CEO
29.09. – New INA’s Management Board appointed
30.09. – INA to invest 200 million euros in increasing gas production

20.09. – DEPA Trade stores natural gas in Italy, Bulgaria
22.09. – Natural gas subsidy for households for October set at 90 euros/MWh
23.09. – Greece managed to reduce gas consumption by 40 % in September
23.09. – LNG deliveries to Revythoussa terminal continue to rise
27.09. – Electricity consumption drops for three months in a row
29.09. – DEPA Trade signed LNG supply deal with TotalEnergies
30.09. – Australian First Sentier main contender for majority stake in Terna Energy
30.09. – Energy Ministry planning two special auctions for Q1 2023

16.09. – Solar electricity generation rose by 25 % year-on-year in June
19.09. – Fuel production in Hungary at full capacity again
20.09. – The first pan-European GO market launched by HUPX
23.09. – Polytechnik to commission biomass heating plant in Kaposvar
30.09. – Hungary is against sanctions on Russian nuclear sector

26.09. – Gross electricity production reached 476 GWh in July

16.09. – Greek PPC most likely winner of HPP Cebren tender
19.09. – AE Solar to open solar panels factory in North Macedonia
19.09. – TPPs Oslomej and Negotino to enter operation this week
23.09. – North Macedonia still hasn’t secured electricity imports for the winter season
26.09. – 433 GWh of electricity produced in July
29.09. – State to lease two heating plants from Adora Engineering
01.10. – North Macedonia and Serbia negotiating exchange of electricity for natural gas

19.09. – Average August electricity bill at 37.9 euros
21.09. – CEDIS launched third phase of distribution network reconstruction
23.09. – State bought EPCG shares for 15 million euros
26.09. – TPP Pljevlja went offline due to pipe leak
26.09. – EPCG to decide on Zeljezara Niksic takeover on 3 October
28.09. – EPS refuses to pay for supplied coal due to low quality

16.09. – Gas imports decreased by 17.3 % in the first seven months of 2022
16.09. – Hoopeks plans to build the largest wind farm in Romania
16.09. – Romania agreed to import natural gas from Azerbaijan
19.09. – Gas storages are 81 % full
19.09. – OMV Petrom to install solar panels at 150 petrol stations in 2022
21.09. – Romanian refineries have found alternative sources to Russian crude oil
21.09. – Energy Minister expects OMV Petrom to make FID on Neptun Deep by year end
22.09. – Enery agreed acquisition of 36 MW solar portfolio in Romania
22.09. – 300,000 consumers concluded new supply contracts with Hidroelectrica
23.09. – INVL Fund acquired 102.7 MW in solar projects in Romania
23.09. – OMV needs m ore time to decide whether to invest in Neptun Deep project
23.09. – BSOG is considering investing in offshore wind projects
26.09. – Hidroelectrica eyeing takeover of CEZ Vanzare
27.09. – GIP completed the acquisition of wpd’s offshore wind projects in Romania
28.09. – Some of the shortcomings of “cap and subsidy” scheme amended
28.09. – Nuclearelectrica and Nova Power & Gas formed joint venture for SMR development
30.09. – Hidroelectrica’s possible acquisition of CEZ Vanzare on hold
30.09. – EC Oltenia to use PNRR funds for cogeneration project

16.09. – EPS to focus on HPPs revitalization until 2025
16.09. – Serbia is planning to spend 3 billion euros on energy imports this winter
19.09. – PowerChina interested to invest in wind and solar projects in Serbia
21.09. – Electricity prices for commercial customers will not be increased
21.09. – European Commission approved NIS’ acquisition of Petrohemija
21.09. – EnC withdrawn Reasoned Request against Serbia after transposition of electricity connection codes
22.09. – EPS recorded 420 million euros loss in H1 2022
23.09. – Terra Solar to build 8 MW solar power plant in Lebane
26.09. – Taaleri Energia completed refinancing of Cibuk 1 wind farm
27.09. – RS to provide coal from Ugljevik coalmine for EPS
28.09. – 40.5 million euros allocated for RES investments in heating systems
29.09. – Serbian Post launched 3-year electricity supply tender

21.09. – Slovenia maps locations for the construction of large-scale solar power plants
26.09. – Electricity generation dropped by 24 % in August
26.09. – Electricity and natural gas prices increased in Q2 2022
27.09. – GEN-I recorded 19.6 million euros profit in the first seven months of 2022
30.09. – Government is ready to nationalize energy companies if needed

16.09. – IC Istas and Rosatom reached an agreement over NPP Akkuyu project
19.09. – EBRD to loan 50 million euros to Yapi Kredi Leasing for RES projects
27.09. – Turkey to become Europe’s wind production and innovation center
29.09. – Serbian NIS to perform 2D seismic survey for TPAO in Anatolia
30.09. – Energy imports rose by 100 % in August
01.10. – Gas imports from Iran will be halted for eight days

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