EnergyNEWS March-2 2015

Most recent edition of twice-a-month Balkan Energy NEWS publication, with 92 pages and 77 energy news articles.

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  EnergyNEWS March-2 2015

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Table of content, EnergyNEWS March-2 2015:


  • Energy Union and EU Projects of Common Interest (PCI) – page 6
  • Weekly Carbon Trading Market update – page 23


Region – Page 25

  • TEIAS to sign a long term agreement with ENTSO-e for permanent connection
  • European Union formed Energy Union
  • Wind power output in Europe increased to 135,606 MW; Romania installed the most new wind farms in the region
  • EU and Turkey to launch strategic energy cooperation

Albania – Page 28

  • Oil company Albpetrol to be offered for sale
  • Deadline for signing “migrating contracts” with OSSHE expired on 31.03
  • Domestic production covered only 60.6% demand in 2014
  • Albania to launch oil and gas exploration concessions for three onshore blocks

Bosnia and Herzegovina – Page 30

  • Electricity production rise in January
  • Republic of Srpska: Electricity price for households will rise by 9.1 %
  • EP BiH reports lower profits in 2014
  • Permits for three wind park projects
  • Construction of Mesihovina wind farm starts next spring

Bulgaria – Page 32

  • National Statistical Institute: electricity production increased in January 2015
  • Regulator: natural gas prices to be reduced by 13 % in Q2
  • Deadline for signing the SHA for unit 7 in NPP Kozloduy expired; government and Westinghouse continue talks
  • NEK to sell 16 TWh of electricity on regulated market in period July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015
  • NEK: the price of last resort supply increased to 92 euros/MWh
  • ContourGlobal ready to reduce the price of electricity in PPA if NEK makes regular payments
  • Fitch downgraded the credit rating of BEH
  • Parliament appointed the new head of EWRC
  • EC accuses BEH for abuse of dominance on natural gas market
  • EVN Bulgaria proposed 8.5 % increase in electricity prices from July 1
  • EVN: Gorna Arda project delayed, not frozen
  • Construction of second Bulgaria-Greece gas interconnection could start in 2016
  • Price cuts of heating energy are smaller than announced

Croatia – Page 37

  • Advisors for LNG terminal on Krk selected
  • RWE started supplying gas to business customers
  • HEP Opskrba will supply cheaper electricity to business customers
  • MOL proposed smaller total amount of dividends for 2014
  • Ministry of Economy presents the draft of renewable energy sources law
  • TPP Plomin C referendum fails
  • INA: Members of the Board mandate extended to only one year
  • TPP Plomin C referendum did not fail
  • PPD triples revenues and double profits in 2014

Greece – Page 40

  • Energy minister reached preliminary gas deal with Russia
  • Ministry cancelled RAE decision on increase of ETMEAR

Hungary – Page 41

  • GVH approved the sale of two CHPPs
  • New record high gas deliveries to Ukraine
  • Hungarian Government: EU authorized nuclear fuel supply deal with Russia

Macedonia – Page 42

  • Macedonia will transit Russian gas to Europe
  • Tariff systems are not unconstitutional

Montenegro – Page 42

  • Interim agreement for EPCG
  • Two offers for second unit in TPP Pljevlja
  • EPCG: 168,000 multifunctional meters installed
  • 140 km of submarine cable is already laid
  • Jugopetrol reports net profits of 4.83 million euros in 2014
  • Interim management contract for EPCG agreed
  • EPCG makes almost 35 million euros profit in 2014

 Romania – Page 45

  • Unit 1 in NPP Cernavoda in service after preventive maintenance
  • Transelectrica approved the budget for 2015
  • Nuclearelectrica to pay 20 million euros dividend for 2014
  • ANRE: natural gas prices reduced by 3.9 % from April 1
  • PM Ponta: 25 % stake in Hidroelectrica to be listed in this year
  • EC Oltenia demands reorganization of electricity producers
  • Romgaz found new gas deposits in already exploited areas
  • Demise of Romanian chemical industry responsible for lower gas imports

Serbia – Page 47

  • Loan for the second phase of Kostolac B project approved
  • AERS: Electricity supply licence temporarily revoked for Vukovic 1967 d.o.o.
  • HPP Brodarevo 2 gets zoning permit
  • AERS: Gas prices will not be changed
  • 95 % of water pumped out of Kolubara mines so far
  • EPS: tender for reconstruction of seven SHPPs
  • Trans-Balkan corridor construction starts this year
  • After 24 years EPS sells electricity without intermediaries
  • Domestic companies submitted offers on smart meters tender
  • EU funds the construction of Serbian-Bulgarian gas interconnection

Slovenia – Page 50

  • NPP Krsko exceeds planned production in February
  • Slovenia opens public hearing on the matter of oil and gas exploitation in the Adriatic Sea
  • NPP Krsko will undergo scheduled maintenance in April

Turkey – Page 51

  • Parliament approved agreement with Japan regarding construction of NPP in Sinop
  • NPP Akkuyu might be delayed for few years
  • Largest cities in Turkey experienced power blackout
  • TPAO to build new oil refinery
  • Turkish Cypriot halted gas exploration due to peace talks
  • Construction of TANAP officially started
  • BOTAS declined to sign discount agreement with Gazprom


Power data  – Page 55

  • Commercial flows per interconnection
  • Production / consumption / export / flow for each border in SEE

Power exchanges  – Page 76

  • Spot market
  • Futures market

ATC auctions – Page 83

  • Monthly ATC Auctions for April 2014 – Page 61

Tenders – Page 85

 Upcoming events – Page 89


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