Energy NEWS February-1 2023

Edition February-1 2023 with 110 pages and 110 energy news articles

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Table of content, edition February-1 2023

01.02. – Unit 3 at NPP Mochovce started electricity production
01.02. – EU launches Green Deal Industrial Plan
04.02. – Increase of NTC values on ME-XK border direction between 6 and 12 February
03.02. – EU embargo on Russian refined petroleum products enters into force on 5 February
06.02. – IGB capacity booked at 94 %
10.02. – Investors urge European banks to stop financing fossil fuel projects
10.02. – Serbia and RS to form joint energy community
11.02. – Increase of NTC values on ME-XK border direction between 13 and 19 February
15.02. – Seven EU member states submit proposals for EU electricity market reform
16.02. – MoU on Burgas-Alexandroupoli oil pipeline signed

10.02. – Purchase price of electricity produced by SHPPs increased
15.02. – Statkraft’s floating solar power plant completed

Bosnia and Herzegovina
01.02. – EBRD to provide 38.5 million euros loan to EPBiH
02.02. – Concession for 500 MW solar complex awarded to Etmax
03.02. – EPBiH seeking to buy or lease land for solar power plants
03.02. – BiH Court annulled the decision on illegal state aid for TPP Tuzla’s unit 7
13.02. – Local company submitted EIA request for Bundina Kosa wind farm
13.02. – New oil exploitation concession in Obudovac for Jadran-Naftagas
15.02. – HPP Visegrad produced 128.5 GWh of electricity in January
15.02. – wpd seeking EIA for its 126 MW wind project
16.02. – RS Government issued unconditional 45 million euros guarantee to Viaduct

01.02. – Bulgaria allowed to export petroleum products from Russian crude oil to Ukraine
01.02. – Construction of Bulgarian section of gas interconnection with Serbia started
01.02. – TPP Bobov Dol recorded 7.6 million euros profit in 2022
02.02. – KEVR approved 31 % wholesale gas price drop for February
02.02. – 2.59 TWh traded on IBEX in January
03.02. – IBEX to launch Guarantees of Origin market
03.02. – TPP Maritsa East 3 generated 12 % of Bulgaria’s electricity in 2022
06.02. – Electricity generation dropped by 13.5 % so far in 2023
07.02. – Moody’s affirm BEH’s Ba1 rating, upgrades outlook to positive
08.02. – Former Energy Minister accused of causing financial damage due to Russian gas supply cut
09.02. – Bulgargaz proposes 4 % wholesale gas price cut for March
10.02. – All gas purchased between April and September may have originated from Russia
10.02. – Severing nuclear ties with Russia could be unpleasant
13.02. – Nuclear sanctions against Russia would seriously affect the operation of NPP Kozloduy
13.02. – TPP Bobov Dol started the construction of solar power plant
14.02. – Renalfa acquired Alpiq’s wind farm in Bulgaria
15.02. – TPP Maritsa 3 recorded higher losses in 2022

01.02. – 803,769 MWh traded on CROPEX in January
02.02. – Croatia to pay 235 million dollars to MOL in lost arbitration case
03.02. – HERA issued instructions for the payment of extra income from electricity sales
09.02. – Second electricity aggregator commenced operations in Croatia
09.02. – Cost of balancing energy for EKO balancing group to be increased
10.02. – HEP will not increase electricity price for commercial consumers
14.02. – INA signed concession agreement for Egypt’s East Bir El Nus area
16.02. – INA recorded 46 % higher profit in 2022

03.02. – EIB to finance project for interconnecting Aegean islands
03.02. – Enel to sell its Greek RES portfolio
03.02. – RES held the largest share in Greek energy mix for the first time in 2022
06.02. – Greece to build electricity interconnections with Africa and the Middle East
06.02. – DEPA Trade to launch solar tenders for 550 MW capacity
08.02. – Subsidies for rooftop solar to require battery installation
09.02. – ELTA to withdraw from retail electricity market
10.02. – TPP Ptolemaida V to enter commercial operation in the next few weeks
10.02. – Distribution network capacity to increase by 5 GW by 2025 to facilitate RES projects
14.02. – EDPR and Mytilineos Group signed 78 MW wind PPA
16.02. – PPC Renewables acquired 46 MW wind and solar portfolio
15.02. – Ptolemaida V to remain in reserve after 2028

02.02. – 2.35 TWh traded on HUPX day-ahead market in January
10.02. – Government to loosen regulation on wind turbines installation
13.02. – MOL plans to reach 600 petrol stations in Poland in five years
13.02. – Production at Corvinus gas project started
16.02. – Solar generation hits new peak

07.02. – Unit 1 of TPP Bitola taken offline
10.02. – Government to ban import of Russian crude oil

06.02. – US officials discussed the possible construction of LNG terminal in Montenegro
10.02. – Average January electricity bill at 41.5 euros
14.02. – TPP Pljevlja taken offline

01.02. – OPCOM to expand its operation to Moldova
02.02. – OMV Petrom recorded 2.1 billion euros profit in 2022
03.02. – ELCEN exited insolvency after six years
03.02. – Romgaz and SOCAR Trading signed new gas supply contract
06.02. – Average OPCOM day-ahead price dropped in January
06.02. – Romania considers introducing 1 % solidarity tax for large companies
06.02. – Exclusivity period for negotiations with Enel extended until the end of February
06.02. – Restart Energy reportedly withdraws from electricity supply business
07.02. – Petromidia refinery returned to optimal operational capacity
07.02. – Electrica completed the acquisition of 12 MW solar project
07.02. – Iernut gas-fired unit will not be completed before H2 2024
08.02. – Hidroelectrica considering the construction of 1.5 GW solar power plant
13.02. – Romgaz’ hydrocarbon output dropped by 1.9 % in 2022
14.02. – Electricity consumption dropped by 7.2 % in 2022
15.02. – City of Brasov to build solar power plant
15.02. – EC approved Romania’s state aid for battery storage and solar panels
15.02. – Mintia gas pipeline declared project of strategic importance
16.02. – BCR provided funding for Enery’s acquisition of Jade Power Trust’s Romanian assets

01.02. – NIS invested 12.8 million euros in its retail network in 2022
02.02. – Serbia spent 3.2 billion euros on electricity and gas imports in 2022
03.02. – 311,913 MWh traded on SEEPEX in January
03.02. – Environmental permit for the last section of Trans-Balkan Corridor requested
03.02. – MK Group and ALFI Green Energy to invest 155 million euros in Krivaca wind farm
07.02. – EPS profited 6 million euros so far in February
09.02. – Construction of Serbian section of oil pipeline to Hungary to cost 100 million euros
09.02. – EPS recorded 630 million euros loss in 2022
10.02. – Portuguese company to build wind and solar power plant near Golubac
10.02. – Two wind farms planned to be built near Aleksinac
13.02. – Hive Energy plans to develop 2.2 GW in solar projects in Serbia
14.02. – Beo Cista Energija started electricity production at its waste-to-energy plant
14.02. – EU to support Serbian energy sector with 156 million euros

03.02. – Prapretno solar power plant exceeded 2022 production plan
07.02. – MOL is considering the sale of petrol stations in Slovenia
10.02. – Interenergo has 200 MW of regional RES projects in the pipeline
15.02. – NPP Krsko production in January

01.02. – KEPCO submitted bit for the construction of NPP Sinop
06.02. – Energy infrastructure damaged in devastating earthquake
08.02. – Oil flow from Iraq resumed, flows from Azerbaijan still halted
09.02. – Natural gas imports dropped by 18.3 % in November
09.02. – Crude oil imports dropped by 11.6 % in November
09.02. – LPG imports rose by 43 % in November
13.02. – Flow of Azerbaijani oil to Ceyhan port resumed

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