Energy NEWS May-1 2023

Edition May-1 2023 with 100 pages and 95 energy news articles

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Table of content, edition May-1 2023

03.05. – Ukraine exported 89,700 MWh of electricity in April
06.05. – Increase of NTC values on ME-XK border direction between 8 and 14 May
08.05. – Ten companies launched the European Hydropower Alliance
09.05. – EBRD considering investing in Taaleri’s renewables fund
10.05. – EU opens first tender for joint gas purchases
10.05. – EC proposes a pan-European single legal entity depriving NEMOs of their function
10.05. – Bulgarian, Serbian Energy Ministers discussed gas, coal supply
11.05. – Regional energy security on the agenda of Bulgaria meeting
12.05. – Increase of NTC values on ME-XK border direction between 15 and 21 May
15.05. – CEE countries need more political incentives to increase RES production

05.05. – Albania produced 7,002 GWh of electricity in 2022

Bosnia and Herzegovina
05.05. – EPBiH to build eight solar power plants in Zivinice
08.05. – ERS took 15.3 million euros loan
11.05. – BiH to build two gas interconnections
12.05. – ERS seeking consultancy services for 1.5 million euros
15.05. – ERS hydro subsidiaries profited 6.75 million euros in Q1 2023

03.05. – Record trading volume on IBEX intraday market in April
03.05. – Electricity generation dropped by 19.4 % in the first four months of 2023
03.05. – ESO plans 200 charging stations in Bulgaria
03.05. – Unit 5 of NPP Kozloduy taken offline for regular maintenance
05.05. – Bulgartransgaz, ESO to remain under BEH’s structure
05.05. – World Bank to help Bulgaria’s geothermal sector
05.05. – NEK recorded 60 million euros profit in Q1 2023
05.05. – NPP Kozloduy recorded lower profit in the first two months of 2023
05.05. – TPP Maritsa East 2 recorded 100.4 million euros profit in Q1 2023
05.05. – 2.33 TWh traded on IBEX in April
08.05. – BEH recorded almost four times higher profit in Q1 2023
09.05. – Energy Ministry begins accepting applications for prosumer solar system financing
11.05. – SOCAR obtained gas trading license
12.05. – Bulgargaz proposes 11.5 % wholesale gas price cut for June
15.05. – Bulgaria’s electricity exports dropped significantly in 2023

04.05. – Almost 30 million euros for geothermal explorations
05.05. – Launch of Croatian power futures market on 26 June
08.05. – Rimac Group to enter energy storage market
09.05. – Announcement of new guarantees of origin auctions
09.05. – INA proposes higher dividend for 2022
09.05. – Promina solar power plant to receive energy permit
11.05. – Action plan for offshore renewable energy in the Adriatic
12.05. – Production at Rijeka refinery restored at full capacity
12.05. – The largest solar power plant in Croatia officially commissioned
16.05. – Electricity consumption dropped by 8.8 % in Q1 2023

04.05. – Electricity subsidies at 15 euros/MWh for May, June
05.05. – Greece launches rooftop solar/battery storage support scheme
05.05. – All four Ariadne Interconnector bidders progress to second round
10.05. – Launch of Ptolemaida V depends on summer consumption
12.05. – Large industrial consumers are leaving PPC
16.05. – Five areas selected for the first offshore wind projects in Greece

03.05. – Government approved 155 million euros for energy storage subsidies
04.05. – 1.96 TWh traded on HUPX day-ahead market in April
12.05. – MOL recorded 714 million dollars EBITDA in Q1 2023
15.05. – Kiskunhalas solar power plant to be commissioned in summer
16.05. – Government is investing over 430 million euros in electricity network

12.05. – Energy regulator found irregularities at state-owned power utility KEK
16.05. – Kosovo launched its first 100 MW solar auction

10.05. – North Macedonia launched day-ahead electricity market
12.05. – OKTA proposes higher dividend for 2022

04.05. – EPCG recorded 114 million euros profit in Q1 2023
05.05. – Jugopetrol almost tripled net profit in Q1 2023
10.05. – CGES recorded higher profit in Q1 2023
10.05. – Montenegro to use revenues from carbon emission allowances to fund solar subsidies
11.05. – Average April electricity bill at 32.3 euros
12.05. – Pljevlja coalmine recorded lower profit in Q1 2023
12.05. – MoU on the construction of LNG terminal and gas-fired plant in Bar signed

03.05. – Romania eases its solidarity contribution payments for some energy companies
04.05. – Financing support for prosumers launches on 19 May
04.05. – Transgaz expects Romania’s gas consumption to double in the next few years
05.05. – OMV Petrom prepared to pay solidarity contribution under milder terms
08.05. – Romania was net electricity exporter in Q1 2023
08.05. – Hidroelectrica objects to supplementary tax calculations
09.05. – Average OPCOM day-ahead price dropped in April
09.05. – Photon Energy completes two more solar power plants in Romania
11.05. – Banks could provide 20 billion euros to finance Romania’s green transition
15.05. – Electricity consumption dropped by 8.8 % in Q1 2023
16.05. – Romgaz appointed Razvan Popescu as CEO for four-year mandate
16.05. – Romgaz recorded slightly lower profit in Q1 2023
16.05. – OMV Petrom to pay 300 million euros in 2022 solidarity tax
16.05. – ProCredit Bank provides 2.9 million euros loan to Solar Global
16.05. – Engie and Saint-Gobain start construction of the largest on-site solar power plant in Romania

05.05. – 377,059 MWh traded on SEEPEX in April
08.05. – Pump-storage HPPs Bistrica and Djerdap 3 priority projects for Serbia
09.05. – Government looking for strategic partner to develop 1 GW in solar capacity
11.05. – New energy policy for increased energy security
11.05. – New oil pipeline to Hungary could secure 5.5 million tons of crude oil per year
12.05. – Government orders closure of coal, oil-fired boilers below 50 MW
12.05. – RWE withdraws from investing in Serbian HPPs
16.05. – CWP to build 450 MW Vetrogon wind farm

08.05. – TPP Sostanj to be used only in emergencies
10.05. – HSE plans to build 140 MW floating solar power plant
16.05. – NPP Krsko exceeded planned production in April

03.05. – Newly discovered oil reserves to add 2.9 billion dollars per year to Turkey’s economy
04.05. – Russia agreed to deferred gas payments for Turkey
08.05. – Exergy to provide equipment for 24 MW geothermal project in Turkey
10.05. – Turkey reportedly deferred 600 million dollars of gas payments to Russia
11.05. – Turkey’s wind capacity reached 11.4 GW
12.05. – EBRD provides 110 million dollars loan to Enerjisa to support wind energy projects

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