EnergyNEWS February-2 2015

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Table of content:

Analysis  – Electricity generation and transmission projects in Romania – page 6

Analysis – Weekly Carbon Trading Market update – page 13

Analysis – Monthly analysis of the Greek power market – page 16


News articles

Region – Page 17

EU to create single energy market

Italian border successfully coupled in Multi Regional Coupling project on 24th of February

Energy Community asked Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Macedonia to adopt National RES Action Plans without delays

Albania – Page 20

Government and SOCAR to form a workgroup on development of gas infrastructure

Government signed MoU for cable toward Italy

Deutsche Telekom to install smart meters

Bosnia and Herzegovina – Page 22

Future investments in the energy sector of the Republic of Srpska

TPP and coal mine Gacko operates at a loss

Republic of Srpska: Direct natural gas supply from July

New investment in wind energy

NIS found oil in the Republic of Srpska

Four bidders left for the construction of TPP Banovici

Bulgaria – Page 26

Marisa Iztok Mines to produce 27.4 million tons of lignite in 2015

Ministry of energy: natural gas reserves in UGS Chiren sufficient for 3-month supply

EVN Bulgaria to demand 7 % increase in electricity prices

Westinghouse: the price of electricity from unit 7 in NPP Kozloduy at 67 euros/MWh

NEK signed Memorandum with TPPs AES Galabovo and ContourGlobal Maritsa East 3 regarding the reduction of prices in PPAs

Natural gas pipeline toward Greece to be operational by 2018

Parliament approved amendments to Energy Law

Minister of energy: power exchange to become operational by the end of 2015

National Statistical Institute: electricity production increased in December 2014

Croatia – Page 31

IPO project for HEP should be ready by May

Decision on the advisory services tender for LNG Hrvatska postponed

Ministry of Economy revokes INA’s Drava exploration permits

Seven bids for Croatian onshore oil and gas exploration

Minister Vrdoljak: Sisak refinery could resume production in April

MOL would not be able to sell INA’s shares without Government approval

Minister Vrdoljak predicts cheaper natural gas for households

Hungary – Page 33

Natural gas deliveries to Ukraine raised in February

EU may halt NPP Paks expansion project

Matrai Eromu to build largest solar park in Hungary

State to buy RWE’s share in Elmu-Emasz

Hungary interested in Russian gas flowing through Turkey

Macedonia – Page 34

EBRD still supports HPP Boskov Most project

Electricity generation falls in 2014

Montenegro – Page 35

Spanish Fersa withdraws from Mozura wind park project

CEAC’s claim against KAP rejected

A2A considers its contract obligations fulfilled

RAE: Technical losses are inevitable

Romania – Page 36

Transelectrica posted record profit in 2014

Electrica posted 612 % increase in profit in 2014

OMV posted 56 % decrease in profit in 2014

Natural gas prices to rise by 7 % in 2015

Enel suspends sale of assets

Hidroelectrica posted 31.5 million euros of profit in January

Energy strategy to be prepared by October

Serbia – Page 38

EPS changed terms for  smart meters tender

NIS: Two new small cogeneration power plants operational

Excise tax will rise electricity prices by 15 percent

Slovenian GEN-I holds 3 % of Serbian electricity market

Srbijagas: Separate subsidiary will handle network operations

EPS requests change of tariff system

Slovenia – Page 40

NPP Krsko exceeds planned production in January

Unit 6 in TPP Sostanj will generate 210 million euros loss in the first four years

Turkey – Page 40

Russia and Turkey agreed on 10.25% discount on natural gas deliveries

Companies from Qatar and Japan interested in 8,200 MW coal-fired project

Turkey developed National Renewable Energy Action Plan in cooperation with EBRD

GDF Suez received guarantees from Areva for 2nd NPP in Turkey

Power data  – Page 42

NEW: Commercial flows per interconnection

Production / consumption / export / flow per country

Power exchanges  – Page 52

Spot market

NEW: Futures market

Auctions for Allocation of Cross Border Capacities – Page 58

Tenders (Electricity / Oil / Gas / Coal)  – Page 61

Upcoming events – Page 65

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