Energy NEWS January-2 2023

Edition January-2 2023 with 108 pages and 115 energy news articles

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Table of content, edition January-2 2023

16.01. – ACER approved new automatic maximum price limit adjustment mechanism
19.01. – Bulgaria has the lowest share of renewables in energy consumption among SEE EU member states
22.01. – Curtailment on ME-XK border for 24 January
23.01. – Public consultation on the reform of the EU electricity market launched
27.01. – Increase on NTC values on ME-XK border direction between 30 January and 5 February
27.01. – Axpo sold its 5 % stake in TAP for 210 million euros
31.01. – Wind and solar electricity generation surpassed gas in 2022 in the EU
31.01. – The new EU ETS reform to lead to higher prices

Bosnia and Herzegovina
20.01. – BiH exported over 500 million euros worth of electricity in 2022
20.01. – ERS hired advisers for urgent review of production capacities
23.01. – HPP Visegrad produced 136.7 GWh of electricity in December
23.01. – Court annulled HPP Mrsovo EIA study
24.01. – Local company submitted EIA request for Orlovaca wind farm
26.01. – Gross electricity production reached 1,340 GWh in November
27.01. – 734 GWh of electricity produced in FBiH in December
31.01. – City of Mostar to build 60 MW solar power plant

16.01. – Electricity generation dropped by 13.8 % so far in 2023
16.01. – Record production of St. – Nikola wind farm in 2022
17.01. – Bulgaria presented new Energy Strategy
20.01. – Contract for the expansion of Chiren gas storage signed
23.01. – AE Solar Horizon to invest 10 million euros in solar panels plant
24.01. – Chiren gas storage is 82 % full
25.01. – Petroceltic’s offshore concession extended by 15 years
25.01. – Bulgartransgaz to obtain 49 million euros loan for gas interconnection with Serbia
27.01. – Bulgaria’s first offshore wind project to be built at Petroceltic’s gas field
27.01. – EC refers Bulgaria to court for failure to transpose renewable energy directive
27.01. – Bulgargaz proposes 28 % wholesale gas price for February
27.01. – Bulgarian President vetoed amendment to the Energy Act
30.01. – Electricity generation reached 4,195 GWh in November
30.01. – Construction of Bulgarian section of gas interconnection with Serbia to start on 1 February
30.01. – Bulgaria had the largest increase of fossil fuels in energy mix in 2021

16.01. – Additional 2 GW in solar or 1 GW in wind projects could prevent electricity imports
18.01. – JANAF and Litasco signed oil storage deal
19.01. – New daily record on CROPEX intraday market
20.01. – Consecutive daily record on CROPEX intraday market
20.01. – EuroEnergy to acquire 114 MW wind project in Croatia
26.01. – 1,272 GWh of electricity produced in November
26.01. – JANAF signed oil transportation, storage deals with INA
27.01. – HEP commissioned its 63th integrated solar power plant
30.01. – Ministry launched public calls for 250 MW in wind and solar projects
31.01. – EC approved Croatia’s support for energy-intensive companies

16.01. – Construction of gas-fired power plant at Alexandroupoli started
17.01. – Revised NECP envisaged increased pump-storage capacity by 2030
17.01. – Wholesale electricity prices dropped significantly
18.01. – Terna Energy to build 80 MW wind farm on Evia
19.01. – EIB to finance PPC Renewables solar projects
23.01. – Revised NECP envisages huge investments in renewable energy, reducing reliance on gas
24.01. – There will be no new tenders for hydrocarbon licenses
24.01. – DEDDIE’s five-year plan envisages 2.2 billion euros in investments
26.01. – PPC and RWE to build 210 MW in solar power in northern Greece
26.01. – Greek wholesale electricity prices among Europe’s highest in 2022
26.01. – PPC held 63.3 % of retail electricity market in December
27.01. – Lower gas prices significantly decreased the amount of February subsidies
27.01. – Electricity consumption dropped in December for the sixth month in a row

20.01. – Results of the January pan-European GO auction
24.01. – Hungary to oppose EU nuclear sanctions against Russia
27.01. – MET Group commissioned two solar power plants in Hungary
31.01. – E.ON to launch large investment in electricity network

23.01. – Gross electricity production reached 616 GWh in November

25.01. – 464 GWh of electricity produced in November

18.01. – Record low network losses in 2022
27.01. – CWP to build 400 MW solar power plant in Montenegro
30.01. – EPCG plans to build 47 MW solar power plant at Zeljezara Niksic

16.01. – Electricity consumption dropped by 6.8 % in the first eleven months of 2022
16.01. – Nuclearelectrica expects lower profit in 2023
17.01. – Lukoil to extend exploration period at Trident block until 2026
18.01. – Romgaz expects 14 % lower profit in 2023
18.01. – Offer for Enel’s Romanian assets expected in mid-February
18.01. – Bankwatch worried about EC Oltenia’s coalmine expansion
19.01. – Nofar Energy adds 73 MW solar project to its Romanian portfolio
19.01. – Government referred OMV Petrom’s solidarity tax exemption to the EC
19.01. – Premier Energy to invest 100 million euros in wind project
20.01. – Romgaz and Engie signed 1.7 million euros gas deal
20.01. – Electrica Furnizare to build rooftop solar power plant for poultry producer Fermador
23.01. – Energy Ministry seeks the resignation of EC Oltenia’s management
24.01. – Gas imports fell by 22 % in the first eleven months of 2022
25.01. – Crude oil imports rose by 31 % in the first eleven months of 2022
25.01. – Rompetrol Rafinare announced maintenance works at Petromidia refinery
25.01. – Battery storage capacity to be added to Fantanele-Cogealac wind farm
27.01. – Coal production rose by 1.7 % in the first eleven months of 2022
27.01. – BSOG fined for failure to deliver certain amount of gas at capped price
30.01. – Hidroelectrica plans to build 300 MW solar power plant in Brasov county

17.01. – EPS requesting additional 25 million euros from the state budget
17.01. – Serbia and UAE to cooperate in RES, hydrogen projects
17.01. – Chinese turbines for Fintel Energija’s wind projects
18.01. – First residential community prosumer contract signed
18.01. – Serbia to expand cooperation with IRENA
20.01. – Agreement on the construction of missing infrastructure for Obrenovac-New Belgrade heating pipeline signed
23.01. – Public hearing on amendments to the RES Law launched
23.01. – Agreement on the grant for the fourth section of Trans-Balkan Corridor signed
23.01. – EPS plans to invest 4.8 billion euros in renewable energy projects by 2038
25.01. – Accident at Kolubara mining basin will not affect electricity production
26.01. – NIS launched tender for the supply of 2.5 million tons of crude oil
27.01. – Government extended fuel price caps until 28 February
27.01. – EPS is no longer dependent on electricity imports
31.01. – Elicio Wind to build two wind farms near Pancevo

17.01. – NPP Krsko production in December
17.01. – NPP Krsko received environmental permit for operational life extension
20.01. – Petrol estimates 12.1 million euros loss in 2022
20.01. – Velenje coalmine to continue importing coal in 2023
20.01. – Construction of nuclear waste disposal site to start in 2023
23.01. – DEM started construction of pilot geothermal project
24.01. – Petrol reduced planned investments for 2023
24.01. – Geoplin recorded 28 million euros loss in 2022
25.01. – Electricity generation dropped by 4 % in December
25.01. – GEN Group recorded lower than planned profit in 2022
25.01. – Slovenia to invest 3.5 billion euros in electricity distribution network by 2032
27.01. – Petrol expects 117 million euros profit in 2023
27.01. – Unit 2 at NPP Krsko to be commissioned in 2035
30.01. – Slovenia established Ministry of Environment, Climate and Energy

18.01. – Wind generation hits record high level on 17 January
20.01. – Turkey announced national energy plan and hydrogen strategy
30.01. – Energy imports rose by 14 % in December
30.01. – Turkey signed 10-year gas supply deal with Oman

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