EnergyNEWS February-1 2015

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Table of content:


Analysis – Overview of the power sector in Croatia – page 5

Analysis – Weekly Carbon Trading Market update – page 14

Analysis – Monthly analysis of the Greek power market – page 17


News articles

Albania – Page 18

KESH exporting 220 MWh/h of electricity

Bankers Petroleum to restart oil production activities

Bosnia and Herzegovina – Page 19

EPBiH plans increased electricity production in 2015

TPP Gacko failed to fulfill planned production in January

EFT to invest 131.2 million euros in TPP Stanari in 2015

HPP Dabar project is worth 180 million euros

Possible investment of Chinese TEPCC in energy sector of Republic of Srpska

Bulgaria – Page 22

Full liberalization of electricity market to be completed by the end of 2015

Bulgargaz to propose 13.3 % decrease in natural gas prices in Q2

Ruling party wants to remove feed-in tariffs for future RES power plants

ESO published draft 10-year Network Development Plan for 2015-2024

Government to publish invitation for hydrocarbon explorations in Silistar and Teres blocks in Black Sea

First high level meeting regarding the development of natural gas interconnections in Central and Southeast Europe

Ministry of energy to investigate wholesale contracts of NEK for 2015

Croatia – Page 27

HEP and Plinacro achieved profit in 2014

JANAF renews oil transport deals with MOL and Optima Group

HEP looking to acquire renewable energy projects in development

Vrdoljak: 25 % stake in LNG on Krk island is enough for Croatia

Third unit in CHPP Sisak operational by the end of the year

INA lost a dispute over property in Serbia

MOL will not export Croatian crude oil to neighboring countries

Greece – Page 29

Greece seeks more benefits from Trans Adriatic Pipeline project

Two bids for hydrocarbon concessions

Hungary – Page 31

NPP Paks participated with 54% in overall electricity generation in 2014

RWE considers entering natural gas trading market

MET Magyarország to buy GDF Suez gas trading unit

Macedonia – Page 32

Macedonia pays the highest price for gas in Europe

Macedonia and Albania to strengthen ties in energy sector

ELEM: Hydro power plants produced 209 GWh of electricity in January

Montenegro – Page 33

EPCG: average January electricity bill at 45 euros

NGOs are against second unit in TPP Pljevlja

The dispute between EPGC and CGES gets extrajudicial settlement

Negotiations with bidders for offshore oil and gas exploration

Romania – Page 34

Report on energy resources in 2014

Hidroelectrica won lawsuit against Alpiq and trade unions

Government and international financial institutions still to reach agreement on liberalization on natural gas prices

ANRE: wholesale electricity price to rise by 20 euros/MWh if RES plants were out production mix

Prysmian Group and Transelectrica signed the MoU on feasibility study for construction of submarine cable toward Turkey

Five initial offers for construction of PSP Tarnita-Lapustesti

Nuclearelectrica posted 30.8 million euros of profit in 2014

Transgaz posted 52 % increase in profit in 2014

Construction of Giurgiu-Ruse pipeline stopped; contractor unable to complete the works

Serbia – Page 37

Gas prices will be increased in March

USA offering gas supply from future LNG terminal on Krk to Serbia

Kolubara excavated 2.29 million tons of lignite in January

TENT B2 unit planned for overhaul in May

TPP Kostolac posts invitation for transmission lines maintenance

EBRD considers providing loan for wind farm Cibuk 1I

Slovenia – Page 39

Croatian Koncar will supply generators for HPP Plave 1

ELES announces tender for power line construction project

NPP Krsko awards engineering works tender to Westinghouse

Turkey – Page 39

Gazprom defined land route for Turkish Stream

Minister Yildiz: Turkish Stream not competitor to TANAP

Wind output reached 3,763 MW at the end of 2014

Turkey to invest 16 billion USD in hydro power plants

Chinese CMEC purchased 75% stake in Osmangazi power grid

Actual data – Page 42

Power sector operational and market data for the period of



Auctions for Allocation of Cross Border Capacities – Page 54

Tenders (Electricity / Oil / Gas / Coal)  – Page 57

Upcoming events – Page 61

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