Albania integration into the European energy network

Albania integration into the European energy network

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Albania integration into the European energy network Analysis by Dr Lorenc Gordani Legal Advisor in Albanian Energy Market [pj-news-ticker] Albania-Kosovo Agreement on a Regulatory Block The Albanian energy market is going through a process of complete restructuring and the country, together with the Kosovo energy system, is close to releasing its power exchange. A process considered only a first step of further going on market coupling integrations with the regional power exchanges included the broader option of the coupling with Italy. In the same time, the all is accompanied by a strongly increasingly of the framework of the deregulation of energy supplies for the final consumers. On above, the very fluid situation has seen one of the last most essential development in the signing of the historic agreement for the…
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3rd Annual International Summit “Hydropower Balkans 2019”

3rd Annual International Summit “Hydropower Balkans 2019”

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3rd Annual International Investment Summit and Exhibition “Hydropower Balkans 2019” Date: 7-8 November 2019 Venue: Belgrade, Serbia Organiser: Vostock Capital [pj-news-ticker] Dear Partners and Colleagues, We’re delighted to announce the being part as advisory board of the Hydropower Balkans 2019, after the successful participation at the Summits 2018 and 2017. Participations that have seen the kept of a presentation on: - “Albania hydroelectric sector towards large and sustainable developments”. For more can be get from the PowerPoint slides presented at 2th edition Summit “Hydropower Balkans 2018”, organized by Vostock Capital among 6-8 November 2018, at the Splendid Conference Resort, Budva, Montenegro, and, - “Legal Granting Regime of Hydro’s in WBs”. For more can be get from the PowerPoints as kept at the conference “Balkans Hydropower Summit 2017” as well as…
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Granting of rights and acquisition in the Greenfield HPP

Granting of rights and acquisition in the Greenfield HPP

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Granting of rights and acquisition of the Greenfield HPP Author: Dr Lorenc Gordani Legal Adviser in Albania Energy Market [pj-news-ticker] 1 Main schemes on the granting rights A better understanding of the framework in which based the granting rights regime of the hydropower investments resources, make necessary the start by observing that, due to the lack of a coherent European reference framework - as revealed even by the most recent studies - make to be a very considerably discrepancies on hydropower regimes in MSs of the EU. A heterogeneous situation, among the EU hydropower regimes that is inevitable not to be reflected also in the institutional framework implied to the hydropower in the WBs. The all, mainly to technical potential and economic related differences, as well as the social and…
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State of art and the expected future developments in hydropower

State of art and the expected future developments in hydropower

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State of art and the expected future developments in hydropower Author: Dr Lorenc Gordani Legal Adviser in Albania Energy Market [pj-news-ticker] 1.1 Highly technical potential of hydroelectric A starting point of any investment decision in hydropower is why it is worth to invest in Albania. The comparative advantages are a lot but the first competitive ones is related with the country huge potential of hydroelectric energy: with eight large rivers run through a hydrographic territory, above its today administrative extension by 57%, with average height about 700 m, and a perennial total inflow about 1,245 m3/s, for a combined water flow about 40 billion/m3. The attempt to provide a clear picture on the developments of granted projects in hydropower is rather difficult task due to large number of projects and…
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Prospectus of winning bid for first Albanian PV by 50 MW

Prospectus of winning bid for first Albanian PV by 50 MW

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Prospectus of winning bid for first Albanian PV by 50 MW Author: Dr Lorenc Gordani Legal Adviser in Albania Energy Market In this analyse we will try to offer an overview of the works to be done to obtain a winning outcome in the auction for the first large solar park by 50 MW in Albania. Even the issues are complex and requires in-depth considerations, the keep of these steps as concise as possible, not only will assure the possibility of a winning bid but above all ensure that the project will be financed with low interest rates and implemented successfully along the next 30 years. The new political and legal framework in place The new energy sector strategy up to 2030 based on two main pillars: the development of…
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Albania paves way to auction for solar parks

Albania paves way to auction for solar parks

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Albania paves way to auction for solar parks Author: Dr. Lorenc Gordani Legal Adviser on Energy Issues The up to here experience with photovoltaic parks by 2 MW serves as a good base for more relevant investments. A new procedure released aims auctions by 10-30 MW for a total of 100 MW. Thus, fundamental became the learn lessons from mistakes in hydropower plants but also those made by other countries in photovoltaics! Today, the possibility of producing solar energy in Albania is no more a novelty! Even recently, the government has increased the capacity offered for photovoltaic investments for a total up to 120 megawatts. For plants by to 2 MW, the current purchase price based on the formula that is calculated on the parameters of return on long-term investment,…
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Challenges on build-up a sustainable energy sector in Albania

Challenges on build-up a sustainable energy sector in Albania

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Challenges on build-up a sustainable energy sector in Albania Analyse by Adv. Lorenc Gordani, PhD [metaslider id=16057] 1. Drives shaping the future of energy in Albania 1.1 Rebalance of the energy paradigm Today the forces shaping the future of energy based to the drives of European integration process. So, Albania even without being part of the EU, regard the energy sector, due to its involvement in the Energy Community Treaty (EnCT) and global agreements in climate changes, has adopted already the legal framework, is strengthening the institutional participation, and have to work more on enforce the putting in practice the engagements taken at international level. Notwithstanding, this “nobles” drives, the create of an internal market of energy for the MS putted in act from a ‘92, has taken a long…
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Necessity of Risk Mitigation in Hydropower Partnerships in Albania

Necessity of Risk Mitigation in Hydropower Partnerships in Albania

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Necessity of Risk Mitigation in Hydropower Partnerships in Albania Photos - Annual Conference of the Albanian Association of Renewable Energy (AREA) at Rogner Hotel, March 1, 2018 Analyse by Adv. Lorenc Gordani, PhD Despite the multi-importance for the economy, hydropower investments present a complex challenges in their practical management. In order to attract the private and foreign interest, the aim of any government has been to offer a broader partnership model. The question that arises is how has been their management and where there have been the problems for the parties in practise? What is expect or advise to the improve of their management in the future? Problems on the managements of the hydroelectric investments In Albania, legal practices of co-operation with private sector to improve the efficiency of natural…
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Electricity Market Opening and the Boost of the PV in Albania

Electricity Market Opening and the Boost of the PV in Albania

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Electricity Market Opening and the Boost of the Photovoltaic Technologies in Albania, Dr Lorenc Gordani, 15th December 2017   Albanian energy market has entered recently in a transformation that for many reasons were even difficult to be imagined only few times before. As far as here we are referring to those that are already concrete developments even still at the embryonic stage, we will focus on the binomial correlation from one side of the opening of the market as an essential obligation in comply to the international commitments, and on the other the possibility that this offer on the increase of the use of alternative technologies, especially photovoltaic, not only for businesses but also by each family in Albania. The above cannot be different, as electricity as a commodity distributed…
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Legal Granting Issues on Hydroelectric Resources in the Western Balkans

Legal Granting Issues on Hydroelectric Resources in the Western Balkans

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Legal Granting Issues on Hydroelectric Resources in the Western Balkans Annalise by Dr Lorenc Gordani Legal Adviser in Albania Energy Market [pj-news-ticker] The purpose to get an overview on the strategic development of hydropower sector makes inevitable the in-depth analyses on the legal framework. The WB6 countries as Contracting Parties (CP) of the Energy Community (EnC) are signatories (2012) and already obliged to implement the entire EU legislative framework in their energy sectors (2015). Notwithstanding, the above commitments, coordination and common approach does not exist at regional and Western Balkans 6 (WB6) level, except to the ownership, organisation and operations of the natural monopolies such as the electrical transmission and distribution networks. Then the WB6 countries are free to pursue the model that suit better to their needs, in implementation…
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