EnergyNEWS March-1 2015

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Analysis  – Electricity generation and transmission projects in Bulgaria – 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

European countries should build onshore parts of Turkish Stream, says Russian Energy Minister

“Energy Union” to push strategic transmission projects

Four bids for 66 % stake in SEAS

LNG terminal near Trieste again in focus

EC: Russia could use Trans-Adriatic Pipeline

German TSOs will hold power balancing tender for the eclipse

Albania – Page 23

Albania and Kosovo to establish Common Energy Market

OSSHE: Losses reduced, revenues increased

SOCAR to publish tender for the Gas Master Plan

Bosnia and Herzegovina – Page 25

Power sector data for February 2015

TPP Gacko shut down for a 45-day overhaul

ERS: Electricity prices have to be increased

ERS to build new wind farm

Accumulated loss at Bosanski Brod refinery bigger than 250 million euros

TPP and coal mine Ugljevik operates at a loss

Bulgaria – Page 28

Bulgargaz proposed decrease in natural gas prices in Q2

Renewable energy target until 2020 exceeded

Head of AES Galabovo: reduction in electricity purchase price possible but not at the amount requested by EWRC

Head of NEK: there will be no request for increase in electricity prices

Minister of energy: debt of NEK in 2014 over 300 million euros

PM Borisov wants to revive Nabucco pipeline

Member of SEWRC: single buyer model of electricity market needs to be changed

Croatia – Page 32

Government adopts natural gas price cuts

Turkish company to build first geothermal plant in Croatia

Government plans to sell up to 25 % of HEP through IPO

HEP signed exclusivity agreement on TPP Plomin C

Prime Minister calls for referendum on offshore oil and gas exploitation

Greece – Page 33

Azerbaijan worried on investigation of DESFA privatization

RAE to restore subsidies to private gas-fired electricity producers

Increase of NTC in Bulgaria – Greece direction

Hungary – Page 34

Rise in natural gas and electricity consumption

Information regarding NPP Paks expansion deal classified for 30 years

Elmu-Emasz board propose dividend payments

Macedonia – Page 35

Construction of Klecovce-Negotino pipeline should start in March

TPP Bitola stopped production

HPP Spilje produced 64 million KWh of electricity

Montenegro – Page 36

EPCG: average February electricity bill at 39.6 euros

Government adopts fee for the use of marine resources

Offshore oil and gas exploitation could start in 4 years

Romania – Page 37

Report on energy resources in January 2015

OMV Petrom started natural gas deliveries to Moldova

Competition Council in favor of changes in electricity transmission tariffs

Negotiations regarding the project for construction of units 3 and 4 in NPP Cernavoda continue

Hidroelectrica to list 15 % stake in H1 2016

Partners in the project for construction of PSP Tarnita-Lapustesti to be selected by the end of 2015

Minister of energy announced layoffs in EC Hunedoara

Transelectrica: favorable financial results in 2014 consequence of increased export and increased utilization of cross-border capacity

Serbia – Page 39

Gas transport price increased

Kolubara Coalmine exceed planned production

Electricity prices will not increase before May

HPP Djerdap 1 exceeded plan in February

Natural gas prices will be lower by the end of 2015

NIS profits lower than in 2013

Slovenia – Page 41

NPP Krsko awards contract to Spanish Tecnatom

State subsidies for green energy rose in 2014

Petrol hits 4 billion euros in revenues in 2014

Turkey – Page 41

Siemens completed 600 MW CCGT power plant

European Commission eyes strengthening of energy partnership with Turkey

Construction start date of TANAP announced

Turkey and Turkmenistan discussing transport of Turkmen gas to Europe

Dogan Enerji finalized acquisition of local fuel distributor

Sabanci Holding to invest 1.26 billion euros in 2015

Tupras posted 87% increase in Q4 2014 profit

Akeneji sold two gas-fired CCGTs to Singapore-based Asiatech Energy

US First Solar INC to build 19 MW in photovoltaic power plants

Power data  – Page 45

NEW: Commercial flows per interconnection

Production / consumption / export / flow per country

Power exchanges  – Page 55

Spot market

NEW: Futures market

Auctions for Allocation of Cross Border Capacities – Page 61

Tenders (Electricity / Oil / Gas / Coal)  – Page 64

Upcoming events – Page 69

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