Energy NEWS January-1 2023

Edition January-1 2023 with 95 pages and 88 energy news articles

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Table of content, edition January-1 2023

05.01. – Bulgaria and Greece to cooperate on gas storage, oil pipeline projects
05.01. – Offshore wind will enable decarbonization of Black Sea region
07.01. – Increase of NTC values on ME-XK border direction between 9 and 15 January
12.01. – IGB pipeline transported over 4.8 million MWh of gas in 2022
14.01. – Increase of NTC values on ME-XK border direction between 17 and 22 January

Bosnia and Herzegovina
03.01. – V&Z Zastita to build solar power plant near Bileca
03.01. – ERS took over Comsar Energy’s HPP Mrsovo project
05.01. – EPBiH launched tender for rehabilitation of TPP Kakanj’s unit 7
09.01. – EBRD to provide 15.6 million euros loan to Elektroprijenos
10.01. – Sarajevo Canton to establish renewable energy company
13.01. – Siroka Draga wind project obtained energy permit
14.01. – Four new wind farms should be commissioned in the next two years

02.01. – Bulgaria produced 5.7 % more electricity in 2022
02.01. – NPP Kozloduy signed nuclear fuel supply deal with Framatome
03.01. – Bulgaria signed deal to use Turkish LNG terminals
04.01. – 2.32 TWh traded on IBEX in December
04.01. – Electricity subsidies for businesses lead to extra profit and high inflation
05.01. – Chiren gas storage 82 % full
06.01. – Record high electricity production of TPP Galabovo in 2022
06.01. – Government looking into renegotiating Recovery and Resilience Plan without closing coal-fired TPPs
07.01. – Bulgargaz will seek lower wholesale gas price for February
07.01. – Wholesale natural gas price increased by 35 % year-on-year
11.01. – Bulgargaz proposes 24.5 % wholesale gas price cut for February
11.01. – Amendments to RES Law approved
11.01. – Bulgaria eases regulations for solar prosumers
12.01. – Government to negotiate the construction of new unit at NPP Kozloduy
13.01. – Parliament mandated the Government to renegotiate coal phase-out deadline
13.01. – Bulgargaz estimates further wholesale gas price cut for March
13.01. – State can take over Lukoil refinery in case of emergency

02.01. – 806,679 MWh traded on CROPEX in December
03.01. – Professio Energia completes capital hike
09.01. – JANAF signed oil transportation, storage contracts with MOL
09.01. – HEP launched public call for the purchase of green electricity

03.01. – PPC to convert TPP Kardia III and IV units to capacitors
04.01. – PPC to acquire two solar projects in Romania from Mytilineos
04.01. – First Guarantees of Origin auction to be held in H1 2023
04.01. – Fuel sales increased by 2 % in 2022
05.01. – Greece will need at least three new gas-fired power plants
06.01. – Greece turning to geothermal energy
06.01. – Coal-based electricity production fell short of 2022 target
10.01. – NextEnergy acquired 532 MW in solar and storage projects in Greece
10.01. – PPC negotiating long-term PPAs with three industrial consumers
11.01. – Gas-fired plants accounted for 43 % of electricity generation in December
11.01. – Gas consumption dropped in December
12.01. – Four bidders in the second round of smart meters tender
13.01. – Energy Ministry adopted windfall tax calculation formula for electricity suppliers

09.01. – 1.94 TWh traded on HUPX day-ahead market in December
10.01. – Finnish Valmet awarded coal to biomass conversion project
10.01. – Government extended energy subsidies for SMEs through Q1 2023
11.01. – Gas consumption dropped significantly in December
12.01. – HUPX recorded increased trading volumes on intraday market in 2022

06.01. – OKTA refinery’s profit rose by 80 % in the first nine months of 2022
11.01. – TPP Bitola unit 3 back online
12.01. – Up to 300 MW in RES capacity expected to be commissioned in 2023
13.01. – Kaltun Enerji contracted YEO Teknoloji to build Dren wind farm
14.01. – Households reduced electricity consumption in the last quarter by more than 15 %

04.01. – HPP Krusevo and HPP Risan would provide more electricity than four wind farms
06.01. – 5.46 million euros in subsidies paid to RES producers in 2022
10.01. – Average December electricity bill at 39 euros
13.01. – Government approved the construction of three solar projects

03.01. – Romgaz to drill 40 new wells by 2025
05.01. – Authorities urge OMV Petrom ti submit overdue documentation on Neptun Deep project
05.01. – NuScale Power and RoPower Nuclear signed contract for the development of SMR power plant
06.01. – Lukoil reportedly plans to sell its Romanian assets
06.01. – Econergy obtained 150 million euros loan to finance solar projects
09.01. – Average OPCOM day-ahead piece rose in December
10.01. – EDPR prepares to sue Romania and Poland over energy taxes
10.01. – Negotiations on PPC’s takeover of Enel Romanian assets continue
12.01. – OMV Petrom’s hydrocarbon output dropped in Q4 2022
12.01. – OMV Petrom expects exemption from solidarity tax in 2022
12.01. – Government allocated 68 million euros to fund “cap and subsidy” scheme until August
13.01. – City of Resita launched tender for 20 MW solar power plant
13.01. – OMV Petrom will not get exemption from solidarity tax
13.01. – Hidroelectrica and Masdar to cooperate on RES projects

02.01. – 290,150 MWh traded on SEEPEX in December
03.01. – 62.5 MW solar power plant to be built near Negotin
04.01. – EPS seeking contractor for rooftop solar installations at TENT A
05.01. – Serbia will import 70 % more coal in 2023
06.01. – State to provide guarantees for Srbijagas loan
06.01. – Norwegians to lead state-owned EPS
09.01. – NIS adopted business plan for 2023
10.01. – Largest solar power plant in Serbia to be commissioned in March

04.01. – Slovenia lowers subsidies for solar prosumers

03.01. – Turkey plans to significantly increase its solar capacity by 2035
06.01. – Turkey to reach almost 30 GW in wind energy by 2035
11.01. – Hive Energy applied for over 4 GW in solar-plus-storage projects
11.01. – BTC pipeline exported 224 million barrels of oil in 2022
13.01. – TurkStream, TANAP delivered 97.3 billion cubic meters of gas to Turkey and Europe

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