EnergyNEWS August-2 2018

August-2 2018 edition of Balkan Energy NEWS publication, with 121 pages and 116 energy news articles.

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22.08. – Germany interested in further development of SGC

23.08. – Almost 87 % of TAP pipes laid into ground

23.08. – Serbia and RS to jointly build two HPPs

27.08. – EU to end Chinese solar panels import controls in September

27.08. – Decarbonization could lead to increase of electricity prices in Germany

29.08. – Serbia and RS signed MoU on the construction of two HPPs

31.08. – German electricity prices reached six-year record

01.09. – Gas supply via Hungary-Croatia interconnector could start in 2019



22.08. – Domestic consumption entirely covered nine months in a row

23.08. – OSHEE to invest 294 million euros in the next five years

24.08. – Electricity production almost doubled in H1 2018


Bosnia and Herzegovina

17.08. – Gazprom to assess location for future LNG plant in Zvornik

17.08. – Federal Government provided guarantees for TPP Tuzla’s unit 7 loan

17.08. – Gazprom seeks repayment of war-time gas debt

20.08. – Consultancy services tender for HPP Dabar launched

21.08. – Wind turbines installation at Jelovaca wind farm started in July

23.08. – HPP Bocac 2 to start commercial production

24.08. – Installed capacity of future HPP Buk Bijela to be increased

27.08. – Record electricity export in H1 2018

28.08. – KfW Bank grants 1.1 million euros for preparatory works on Bitovnja wind farm

28.08. – 785 GWh of electricity produced in FBiH in July

29.08. – BiH Council of Ministers adopted Energy Strategy

31.08. – Adoption of Energy Law should follow the adoption of Energy Strategy

31.08. – Slovenian Petrol commissioned SHPP Jelec



21.08. – Lower electricity production and consumption in 2018

21.08. – TPP Maritsa 3 recorded higher profit in H1 2018

23.08. – Natural gas prices will definitely rise in Q4 2018

23.08. – NPP Kozloduy signed maintenance agreement with Schneider Electric

28.08. – NEA officials visited NPP Belene site

30.08. – Electricity production reached 3,550 GWh in June

30.08. – CEZ Distribution Bulgaria recorded lower profit in H1 2018

31.08. – NPP Belene project will not attract investors without state guarantees



23.08. – Amendment to the renewables law adopted

31.08. – Plinacro signed 8.2 million euros contract for the first compressor station



17.08. – DEPA splitting next month

17.08. – Energean’s Israeli gas resources exceed Greek demand 40 times

20.08. – Tilos – the first Mediterranean island running on renewable energy

24.08. – McKinsey advises PPC to increase its EBITDA

24.08. – Rising prices for CO2 emission rights could threaten PPC’ coal-fired units sale

27.08. – Protests against ELPE privatization

28.08. – Overall electricity consumption drops by 1.9 % in July

29.08. – Motor Oil recorded 17.6 % higher profit in H1 2018

30.08. – ELPE recorded 34 % higher profit in H1 2018

31.08. – Motor Oil to enter electricity market through NRG acquisition

31.08. – Gas network tenders for 18 municipalities planned by 10 October



24.08. – Court refused to execute arrest warrant for MOL’s CEO

29.08. – E.ON to triple its solar capacity



20.08. – 2 million euros grant for procurement of PV systems in 35 municipalities

23.08. – Energy liberalization will come into force as of 1 January 2019

24.08. – 359 GWh of electricity produced in June

24.08. – Makpetrol’s profit almost tripled in H1 2018

31.08. – ELEM plans to build 10 MW solar power plant



17.08. – RES incentives amounted to 7.5 million euros in the first half of 2018

19.08. – EPCG to invest 170 million euros in the next 5 years

21.08. – EPCG to distribute 0.42 euros/share dividend

23.08. – A2A bought EPCG stake for 436 million euros, leaves with 244 million
28.08. – Overhaul of HPP Perucica successfully completed

30.08. – 11 companies interested in the construction of Briska Gora solar power plant



17.08. – Transgaz signed 21 million euros deal with Romgaz

17.08. – Transgaz started works worth 355 million euros for BRHA pipeline

17.08. – Report on NIS’ exploration activities in Romania

17.08. – Unit 2 at NPP Cernavoda disconnected due to human error

20.08. – Oil imports rose by 26 % in the first half of 2018

20.08. – Coal production dropped by 9.3 % in the first half of 2018

20.08. – Lukoil, Romgaz plan new drillings in Trident block

21.08. – OPCOM prices doubled compared to early August

21.08. – Transgaz to invest 360 million euros in Tuzla-Podisor pipeline

21.08. – PM’s advisor accuses President Iohannis of making a deal with OMV on offshore hydrocarbon law

22.08. – Citizens to get 4,300 euros from the state for solar panels

22.08. – Transgaz started assembly works on the first part of BRHA pipeline
23.08. –
Nuclearelectrica extended provisional mandates of top management

23.08. – Bucharest councilors approved ELCEN-RADET reorganization plan

24.08. – PetrolExportImport to file for insolvency

24.08. – Electrica laid off over 700 employees in the past year

25.08. – Romania risks not reaching its RES 2030 target

27.08. – Transelectrica extended its CEO’s mandate by another four months

27.08. – Transgaz’ takeover of Vestmoldtransgaz to be finalized next week

28.08. – EC Hunedoara invested 65.3 million euros in desulfurization system at TPP Paroseni

28.08. – Almost 86 % of gas consumed in Romania is traded on centralized markets 28.08. – Rise in CO2 emission rights prices will damage EC Oltenia’s profitability

29.08. – Romania faces high reputational costs if Black sea gas exploration hits obstacles

29.08. – Hidroelectrica will supply electricity to Romanian Orthodox Church

30.08. – Transgaz could get EU funding for gas pipeline to Moldova

30.08. – Transelectrica to setup its Moldovan subsidiary

31.08. – Dan Bigu is the new Director of NPP Cernavoda

31.08. – Romgaz appointed new CFO

31.08. – Romgaz to stop gas supply to ELCEN Constanta



17.08. – EPS recorded 37.3 million euros profit in H1 2018
17.08. –
Srbijagas to obtain 30 million euros loan for gas purchases

24.08. – Serbia to lease land for the construction of SHPPs

24.08. – NIS will not build new oil storage in Belgrade

28.08. – NIS distributed almost 60 million euros in dividends

27.08. – New unit at TPP Kostolac B to be completed by end-2020

29.08. – 170 million euros worth heating pipeline to be built with Chinese partners

29.08. – All TPPs operated by EPS should be in line with EU eco standards

30.08. – EPS to re-launch TPP Kolubara B project

30.08. – TENT A4 overhaul completed

31.08. – Srbijagas is the most profitable public company



17.08. – TPP Sostanj unit 5 back in operation

20.08. – Moody’s improved HSE’s rating outlook to positive from stable

24.08. – Petrol’s net profit rose by 15 % in H1 2018

27.08. – Electricity generation decreased by 4 % in July

27.08. – Petrol repurchases part of its note issue



18.08. – LPG imports rose by 10.8 % in June

18.08. – Crude oil imports dropped by 8.8 % in June

18.08. – Electricity production rose by 3.3 % in June

20.08. – Total gas imports fell by 19 % in June

20.08. – Turkey’s crude oil imports from Iran dropped by over 70 % in June

22.08. – IBC Solar commissioned another solar power plant

24.08. – Turkey aims to increase its 2023 RES target

28.08. – TurkStream construction sets new world record

29.08. – Foreign investments in energy sector tripled in the first five months of 2018

30.08. – Energy imports bill increased by 41 % in July

30.08. – TurkStream gas pipeline 80 % complete

31.08. – Electricity, gas prices increased by 9 – 14 %

01.09. – EPIAS launched spot natural gas trading system


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