EnergyNEWS October-2 2015

October-2 2015 edition of Balkan Energy NEWS publication, with 113 pages and 100 energy news articles.

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Table of content, EnergyNEWS October-2 2015:


  • SEE Power Sector statistical data 2011-2015 – page 7
  • Weekly Carbon Trading Market update – page 15




16.10. – Energy Community adopted 20 % target on energy efficiency

19.10 – TAP awarded three equipment procurement contracts

20.10 –  MOL withdraws from SEAS purchase

23.10. – Expansion of NPP Mochovce postponed again

23.10. – Restructuring of EPH

26.10. – Ukraine imported 1.4 billion cubic meters of Russian gas in October

28.10. – OMV to sell 70 petrol stations in Czech Republic

29.10. – TAP awards contract for onshore line pipes and bends

30.10. – Naftogaz paid another 64 million dollars to Gazprom



16.10. – State officials sued over CEZ agreement


Bosnia and Herzegovina

16.10. – HES Vrbas claims 23.5 million euros from RS Government

16.10. – Energy Community imposed sanctions on BiH

24.10. – FBiH to launch new tender for hydrocarbons exploration

26.10. – Negotiations on BiH’s obligations to Energy Community

28.10. – Concession for coal exploration and exploitation in Sanski Most awarded

30.10. – Trial operation of TPP Stanari to start in 10 days

30.10. – Preparation for the start of construction of TPP Banovici



16.10. – NPP Kozloduy modernization agreement signed with Rosatom

20.10 –  Chiren gas storage modernization started

22.10 – Importance of Bulgaria-Greece gas interconnection

22.10 – KEVR to present rules for future energy exchange

23.10. – Production and deliveries of energy products in July

24.10. – Natural gas pipeline explosion near Pavlikeni

28.10. – Bulgaria-Greece gas interconnection gets increased state guarantee

31.10. – Production and deliveries of energy products in August

01.11. – Electricity price for industrial consumers decreased by 2.8 %



16.10. – Dalekovod made a settlement in Albania

16.10. – TPP Plomin C project could drive HEP into bankruptcy

19.10 – High electricity imports in August

19.10 – 130,000 euros for new solar parks

19.10 – Croatia has enough gas supplies for the winter season

26.10. – Gas price for households to be decreased by 10 %

26.10. – Slavonija DI commissioned another biomass cogeneration plant

28.10. – JANAF achieved record profits

29.10. – CROPEX trial operation should start next week

30.10. – INA’s net profit in 2015 reached 46.67 million euros

31.10. – TPP Plomin C project has not been approved by the EC



16.10. – Hellenic Petroleum expects 2016 EBITDA over 650 million euros

22.10 – RAE plans to stop an increase of unpaid electricity bills

26.10. – PPC to reduce its market share by 25 % by 2018

27.10. – RES support scheme for 2016 still not adopted

30.10. – Total power output of solar plants at 2,091.97 MW



22.10 – MOL has taken over Eni’s petrol stations in Hungary

28.10. – Solar power plant in Morahalom commissioned

30.10. – Hungary is planning to reduce electricity bills for all customers



28.10. – ContourGlobal to abandon TPP Kosova e Re project



19.10 – Half of energy demand in 2013 covered by domestic sources

24.10. – Macedonia will be a part of the route of new gas pipeline

26.10. – Domestic electricity production covered 62.8 % of consumption in August

26.10. – Liberalization of electricity market was delayed to prevent price hikes

30.10. – HPP Spilje produced 247 million kWh of electricity in 2015

01.11. – 5 SHPPs commissioned near Kavadarci



21.10 – Production at TPP Pljevlja according to plan

23.10. – Chinese company interested in hydropower projects

30.10. – Total electricity debt reached 187 million euros

31.10. – EPCG recorded 30.4 % lower profit



16.10. – Energy strategy will not be ready this autumn
16.10. –
Romgaz is the most profitable state-owned company

16.10. – Transgaz applied for 224 million euros for the construction of BRHA gas corridor

17.10. – OMV Petrom to sell its wind farm

19.10 – Cable operator expands to electricity supply market

19.10 – Crude oil imports increased by 6.8 % in the first eight months

19.10 – ANRE fines GDF Suez

20.10 – Fondul Proprietatea to sell 3.78 % share in Romgaz

20.10 – OMV Petrom’s third quarter hydrocarbons production decreased

20.10 – Romgaz and Transgaz have signed gas transportation deal

20.10 – ANAF started foreclosure proceedings of Energy Complex Oltenia

21.10 – Natural gas imports dropped by almost 80 % in 2015

21.10 – Fondul Proprietatea sells 4.15 % stake in Romgaz

22.10 – KMG International recorded profit in the first nine months

22.10 – Energy storage should become a priority for Romania

23.10. – Nuclearelectrica’s shareholders approved memorandum on new units

25.10. – Rescue aid for EC Hunedoara to be converted to restructuring aid

26.10. – ANRE accused of breaking energy and competition laws

27.10. – NIS to start drilling in Western Romania

27.10. – EBRD extends 154 million euros loan to CEZ Distributie

27.10. – Hidroelectrica to sue the state over water tax

28.10. – November natural gas demand estimated at 12.5 million MWh

29.10. – Transgaz to build gas pipeline to Hungary

29.10. – State to provide guarantees for NPP Cernavoda expansion

29.10. – Greenpeace considers NPP Cernavoda expansion unjustified

30.10. – Nobel Oil to open its first petrol station in December



16.10. – EPS’ investment plan presented

19.10 – Overhaul of unit A3 at TPP Kolubara completed

19.10 – No changes in mining rents in new mining Law

22.10 – Wind farm near Kula to be built by the end of 2015

26.10. – NIS achieved profit of 90.8 million euros in the first nine months

29.10. – MoU on gas cooperation between Srbijagas and Gazprom signed

29.10. – Nord Stream 2 could be an alternative gas route for Serbia

30.10. – EBRD approved loan to EPS



21.10 – Merger of Gen-I and Elektro Energija

26.10. – NPP Krsko production in September



16.10. – Turkey plans to increase its natural gas storage capacities

22.10 – Enerjisa plans IPO for third quarter of 2017

21.10 – Engie cancelled its TPP project in Turkey
23.10. –
EU should welcome TurkStream if it meets regulations

24.10. – Turkey will not have to pay for gas transportation via TANAP

27.10. – BOTAS takes Russia to arbitration over natural gas prices

29.10. – Enerjisa plans to sell three HPPs

29.10. – Zorlu Energy obtained 815 million dollars loan


 Power data  – Page 75

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

Power exchanges  – Page 98

  • Spot market
  • Futures market

ATC auctions – Page 105

  • Monthly ATC Auctions for November 2015


Tenders – Page 107


Upcoming events – Page 112


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