Energy NEWS August-2 2023

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Table of content, edition August-2 2023

18.07. – EC urges Croatia to report progress on energy targets
19.07. – Curtailment on IT-ME border for 21 July
21.07. – EU Parliament endorsed electricity market design plan
31.07. – Go-live for Energy Trading Platform Amsterdam (ETPA) within SIDC confirmed for 1 August

26.07. – ALPEX approved as NEMO for Kosovo
26.07. – Albania announced winners of its first wind tender
28.07. – Albania extends energy crisis measures by another six months

Bosnia and Herzegovina
18.07. – RiTE Ugljevik to pay 67 million euros in compensation to HSE
18.07. – Elektrokrajina cancelled tender for obtaining 2.5 million euros loan
18.07. – Croatia is the biggest buyer of BiH electricity
20.07. – Additional EIA study for HPP Buk Bijela project to be developed
21.07. – BiH is not planning to build any fossil fuel power plants
24.07. – Concession for solar power plant near Mrkonjic Grad awarded
25.07. – Gross electricity generation reached 1,412 GWh in May
27.07. – 620 GWh of electricity produced in FBiH in June
28.07. – Court suspended TPP Ugljevik 3 project
29.07. – TPP Gacko completed the regular annual overhaul
31.07. – Construction works on HPP Mrsovo project officially launched
01.08. – Concession for two wind farms awarded to local company

17.07. – Electricity generation dropped by 22 % in 2023
19.07. – Market participants to disclose inside information to the public through IBEX as IIP
20.07. – Lukoil denies claims of smuggling activities at its Rosenets oil terminal
20.07. – Econergy looking to buy 150 MW in solar projects in Bulgaria
20.07. – Trillion Energy to accelerate explorations at its Vranino 1-11 block
21.07. – TPP Bobov Dol recorded profit in H1 2023
21.07. – NPP Kozloduy applied for Westinghouse nuclear fuel license
21.07. – BEH to acquire up to 20 % stake in Khan Asparuh block
21.07. – Parliament terminated Rosenets oil terminal concession
25.07. – Rezolv Energy to build 229 MW solar power plant in Bulgaria
27.07. – Wholesale price of natural gas to remain unchanged for August
27.07. – Full liberalization of wholesale electricity market by the end of 2023
27.07. – Payments to Electricity System Security Fund extended until end-2023
29.07. – Three parliamentary groups call for ban on Russian oil imports
31.07. – TPP Maritsa 3 turns to loss in H1 2023
01.08. – Electricity generation reached 2,518 GWh in May
01.08. – KEVR approved 1.4 % wholesale gas price cut for August

18.07. – Announcement of new guarantees of origin auctions
21.07. – EBRD invested 72.5 million euros in Zagrebacki Holding’s first SLB issue
21.07. – New HOPS network connection rules hinder RES development
25.07. – Results of guarantees of origin auction
27.07. – JANAF recorded 33 % higher revenues in H1 2023
28.07. – INA recorded 65 % lower profit in H1 2023
01.08. – 726,132 GWh traded on CROPEX in July

20.07. – First gas deliveries to Alexandroupoli LNG terminal expected in January 2024
20.07. – Nexans won EuroAsia Interconnector contract
25.07. – 1,662 MW of capacity in new RES auction
26.07. – Electricity subsidies to amount to 19 million euros in August
26.07. – Electricity consumption dropped y-o-y in June
27.07. – Enel to sell 50 % of its renewables subsidiary to Macquarie
28.07. – Energy Ministry approved construction of gas pipeline in West Macedonia
28.07. – Regulator sets WACC levels for ADMIE and DEDDIE
31.07. – Emergency measures extended until the end of 2023

21.07. – Gas consumption dropped by 18 % in H1 2023
21.07. – Windfall tax rates for energy companies to be reduced
25.07. – MOL completed the acquisition of Szarvas biogas power plant
25.07. – Hungary updates Green Bond Framework
01.08. – 2.03 TWh traded on HUPX day-ahead market in July

24.07. – Gross electricity production reached 504 GWh in May
31.07. – Over 140 companies expressed interest in Kosovo’s first solar auction

25.07. – 373 GWh of electricity produced in May

19.07. – EPCG achieved record profit in H1 2023

17.07. – Electricity consumption dropped by 7.5 % in the first five months of 2023
17.07. – Sole bidder for HPP Vidraru refurbishment
17.07. – Vestmoldtransgaz could take over the operation of Moldova’s gas transmission system
18.07. – EBRD denies acquiring Hidroelectrica’s shares
18.07. – OMV Petrom and EC Oltenia signed financing agreements for four solar power plants
19.07. – Nuclearelectrica and Energocom signed MoU on energy cooperation
19.07. – Ursus Brewery and Enery signed virtual PPA for renewable energy
19.07. – Romania to support development of 3 GB in offshore wind projects with CfD
20.07. – Tinmar to invest 150 million euros in RES projects in the next three years
21.07. – Solarpro to build 40 MW solar power plant near Arad
24.07. – Eurowind launched construction of 48 MW Pecineaga wind farm
24.07. – Crude oil imports rose by 10 % in the first five months of 2023
25.07. – Greek PPC to acquire Lukoil’s 84 MW wind farm
26.07. – Romgaz’ hydrocarbon output dropped by 5.3 % in H1 2023
27.07. – OMV Petrom to install 400 ultra-fast EV charging points in CEE
28.07. – OMV Petrom recorded 80 % lower profit in H1 2023
28.07. – Insolvent CET Arad sold for 27.3 million euros
28.07. – Energy Ministry relaunches HPP Tarnita-Lapustesti project
31.07. – Mytilineos sold its Romanian solar portfolio to Helleniq Energy
01.08. – Enel Green Power commissioned its largest solar power plant in Romania

17.07. – Government plans to have additional 1 GW in solar capacity by 2028
17.07. – EPS launched tender for the preparation of documentation for HPP Djerdap and Drina-Lim HPPs revitalization
18.07. – Construction of Saraorci solar power plant launched
19.07. – US companies interested in investing in energy sector
21.07. – Schneider Electric signed contract for electricity distribution network upgrades
21.07. – Hybrid power plant to be built near Alibunar
25.07. – SEEPEX launched intraday market
26.07. – Serbia to invest 320 million euros in electricity distribution network
28.07. – NIS recorded 69 % lower profit in H1 2023
28.07. – 7 MW solar power plant to be built near Kladovo
28.07. – Six oil tanks storing about 100,000 tons to be built in Smederevo
31.07. – Serbia seeks strategic partner for the construction of 1 GW in solar capacity
01.08. – 357,311 GWh traded on SEEPEX in July
01.08. – HPP Bistrica project cost rose from 700 million to 1.2 billion euros

25.07. – Electricity generation rose by 22 % in June
28.07. – GGF invests in NLB’s green bond

21.07. – TotalEnergies acquired 50 % stake in Ronesans Enerji
22.07. – Another daily electricity consumption record on 21 July
27.07. – Daily electricity consumption reached new record on 26 July
28.07. – Energy imports dropped by 46.4 % in June
28.07. – LPG imports rose by 46 % in May
31.07. – Crude oil imports dropped by 17 % in May
31.07. – Natural gas imports dropped by 1 % in May

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