Energy NEWS April-1 2023

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Table of content, edition April-1 2023

04.04. – SDAC decoupling training session scheduled for 11 May
12.04. – Ukraine resumed electricity exports to Europe
13.04. – Curtailment on TR-GR and AL-GR border directions between 15 and 17 April
14.04. – Greece-Bulgaria electricity interconnection to be completed before summer 15.04. – Increase of NTC values on ME-XK border direction between 17 and 23 April

12.04. – ALPEX started operations

Bosnia and Herzegovina
07.04. – HPP Visegrad produced 157.7 GWh of electricity in March
11.04. – EPBiH received construction permit for Gracanica 1 and 2 solar power plants
11.04. – BiH electricity generation dropped in 2022
12.04. – Resignations in EP HZHB due to poor financial results
14.04. – BiH continues to export large quantities of coal to Serbia
14.04. – Chinese companies interested in the construction of electricity distribution network
14.04. – Solar panels for prosumers by the end of 2023 or in early 2024

03.04. – Electricity generation dropped by 17.5 % in Q1 2023
03.04. – Electricity generation reached 4,440 GWh in January
05.04. – CPC fined Lukoil for the abuse of dominant position in the market
05.04. – Bulgaria argues against sanctions for using Russian nuclear fuel
05.04. – Contract for the expansion of Chiren underground gas storage signed
05.04. – 2.47 TWh traded on IBEX in March
07.04. – Energy Minister visited Maritsa coal mining region
07.04. – CPC probes Renalfa’s acquisition of Alpiq’s businesses in Bulgaria
07.04. – TPP Maritsa East 3 generated 10 % of Bulgaria’s output in Q1 2023
10.04. – Bulgargaz proposes 9 % wholesale gas price cut for May
10.04. – First LNG vessel for Bulgaria to arrive in Turkey on 12 April
11.04. – Huasun to supply 1.5 GW in solar panels to Inercom
13.04. – Unit 6 of NPP Kozloduy to be shut down on 15 April to inspect possible coolant leak

03.04. – 858,508 MWh traded on CROPEX in March
03.04. – E.ON and Bauwerk to build cogeneration plant in Croatia
04.04. – INA reportedly abandoned the biorefinery project in Sisak
05.04. – Expanded LNG terminal to be operational in early 2025
05.04. – Cindrigo and Kaishan signed contract for the construction of 20 MW geothermal power plant
13.04. – Government seeks new loan to expand gas transmission capacity towards Slovenia
14.04. – 1,406 GWh of electricity produced in February
14.04. – Contract for additional regasification module for Krk LNG terminal signed

04.04. – Support scheme for solar+storage systems launched
06.04. – PPC Renewables to build hybrid power plant on Astypalea
06.04. – Energy storage tender pushed back to June
07.04. – Heron leads Greek independent suppliers in March
11.04. – High demand for solar panels subsidy
11.04. – Motor Oil to make investment decision on Dioryga FSRU in Q3 2023
12.04. – Athens Airport commissioned 16 MW solar power plant
13.04. – Motor Oil achieved significantly better financial results in 2022

03.04. – Hungary to resume connecting small-scale solar system to the network
04.04. – Renewables accounted for almost a third of primary energy production in 2021
05.04. – 2.18 TWh traded on HUPX day-ahead market in March
07.04. – MOL proposes dividend of 0.93 euros/share for 2022
13.04. – Hungary signed new energy supply deals with Russia
13.04. – Chint sold 200 MW solar portfolio in Hungary to Shanghai Electric Power
14.04. – Shell opens first LNG filling station in Hungary

06.04. – CEO of ESM resigned
15.04. – Audit shows that TPP Negotino was unavailable when needed the most

05.04. – Pljevlja coalmine recorded significantly higher profit in 2022
05.04. – Jugopetrol’s profit almost doubled in 2022
07.04. – EPCG recorded just 4 million euros profit in 2022
07.04. – CGES recorded higher profit in 2022
10.04. – Average March electricity bill at 36.4 euros
10.04. – MEPX to launch on 26 April
11.04. – Chayton Capital to finance feasibility study for 700 million euros investment plan in Pljevlja

03.04. – No new renewable energy projects were completed in 2022
03.04. – OMV Petrom to get 40 million euros state aid for green hydrogen plant
06.04. – Romgaz and Duro Felguera signed new, 70 million euros contract for TPP Iernut
06.04. – BSOG to seek changes to Romania’s solidarity contribution in court
07.04. – E-Distributie Banat to invest 10 million euros in electricity distribution network
07.04. – PM Ciuca discussed Black Sea gas projects with US Ambassador
07.04. – Hidroelectrica launched tender for hydro-aggregate for Iron Gates 2 HPP
07.04. – Average day-ahead OPCOM price dropped in March
13.04. – OMV Petrom’s hydrocarbon output dropped in Q1 2023
13.04. – Photon Energy commissioned three new solar power plants in Romania
13.04. – Electricity consumption dropped by 7.4 % in the first two months of 2023
14.04. – EC Oltenia purchased all CO2 certificates for last year’s electricity production

04.04. – EPS produced 17 % more electricity in the first quarter
04.04. – 150 MW wind farm to be built near Pancevo
05.04. – EPS became closed joint-stock company
06.04. – EPS secured financing for Petka solar power plant
05.04. – The largest solar power plant in Serbia put in operation
10.04. – Start of coal exploitation at Radljevo mine will be up to year and a half late
11.04. – Construction of wind and solar power plant near Golubac to start by the end of 2023
12.04. – Detailed regulated plan for Lebane solar power plant adopted

04.04. – Ascent settled part of claim against Geoenergo
11.04. – Gorazd Pfeifer appointed as the new head of NPP Krsko
12.04. – Slovenia could add new 220 MW of solar capacity in 2023
13.04. – Government to extend energy price regulations
14.04. – NPP Krsko exceeded planned production in March
14.04. – Petrol proposes 0.7 euros/share dividend for 2022

03.04. – Energy imports dropped by 13 % in February
04.04. – Iraq and KRG agreed to resume oil export via Turkey
07.04. – Russian diesel exports to Turkey reached 7-year high
10.04. – RES-based energy storage projects to attract 1.5 billion dollars in investments
14.04. – Karapinar solar power plant became fully operational in March
14.04. – Turkey to produce electricity from locally manufactured wind turbines in two years

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