Approach to develop sustainable projects in Albania

Approach to develop sustainable projects in Albania

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Approach to develop sustainable projects in Albania by Lorenc Gordani Analysis by Dr Lorenc Gordani Head of the Department of Professional Masters Tirana Business University (TBU) [pj-news-ticker] The World Economic Forum’s Energy Transition Index 2021 has recently ranked Albania as the best in the Western Balkan region for res investments, taking the 25th spot. Indeed, with twenty new plants entered production over the last year, out of which 18 in hydro and two photovoltaic, the progress is impressive for a total installed capacity estimated at 227 megawatts (MW). Today, the total installed capacity of private generation power plants has reached over 1058 MW. Albania was the first country in the Western Balkans to introduce an auction for renewable energy with the support of the ECS and the European Bank for…
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Last developments in the sustainable energy market in Albania

Last developments in the sustainable energy market in Albania

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Last developments in the sustainable energy market in Albania Analysis by Dr Lorenc Gordani Head of the Department of Professional Masters Tirana Business University (TBU) [pj-news-ticker] Based on the last updates, the here article on Albania towards the era of Power Exchange, sustainability and energy efficiency, it wants to start mentioning that recently, the WEF’s Energy Transition Index 2021 ranks Albania as the best in the Western Balkan region, taking the 25th spot. Private sector involvement and developments in RES Twenty new plants have entered production over the last year, out of which 18 in hydro and two photovoltaic. Their total installed capacity is estimated at 227 MW, where most of this capacity belongs to the Moglica Hydropower Plant. In total, the installed capacity of private generation power plants reached…
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Energy Arbitration Disputes and Trends in Albania by Lorenc Gordani

Energy Arbitration Disputes and Trends in Albania by Lorenc Gordani

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Energy Arbitration Disputes and Trends in Albania Analysis by Dr Lorenc Gordani Head of the Department of Professional Masters Tirana Business University (TBU) [pj-news-ticker] 1. The prospect of new arbitration law in Albania 1.1. Overview on the actual legal domestic framework ruling the arbitration After the transformation of ‘90, Albania has no specific law on arbitration, and the rules governing domestic arbitration were incorporated in the Civil Procedures Code, enacted in 1996. The chapter was based on the UNCITRAL Model Law in International Commercial Arbitration (1985). Unfortunately, despite the ongoing Albanian legislator’s endeavours to implement disputes towards arbitration, very few disputes have been settled during the years. The Albanian government decided to undertake reform to increase local business awareness and trust to use arbitration instead of litigation. To this end,…
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All Things Energy Forum

All Things Energy Forum

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All Things Energy Forum Date: June 02-04, 2021 Dear Partners and Colleagues, It is a great pleasure to communicate my participation as a keynote speaker in the forthcoming All Things Energy Forum between 02-04 June 2021. The Forum is addressed to senior executives from companies in energy producing and consuming industries, their government regulators and all associated businesses such as: transport/transmission, distribution, marketing, logistics, terminals, ports, physical trading/importing, energy exchanges & derivatives, raw materials and equipment suppliers, banks (including investment banking and ‘green banking’), insurance and reinsurance, funds & asset managers, investors; ESCOs, smart cities, smart electric grids, smart infrastructure, energy storage: batteries for electric energy and non-battery storage; construction, EPC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction), installations management re energy, certifying bodies, cybersecurity agencies, R&D centers and software apps/AI/IC tech/collaborative intelligence platforms It…
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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 Analysis by Dr Lorenc Gordani Tirana Business University (TBU) [pj-news-ticker] The Albanian energy market has entered recently in a transformation that for many reasons were even difficult to be imagined only a 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 complying 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…
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Albania toward large and sustainable developments

Albania toward large and sustainable developments

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Albania toward large and sustainable developments Analysis by Dr Lorenc Gordani Head of Professional Masters Department Tirana Business University (TBU) [pj-news-ticker] I. Country Overview Albania like the rest of the Western Balkan has continued encourage foreign capital to enter the energy sector. In 2018, the net inflows of foreign direct investment amounted to 8% of the national GDP (IMF, 2018). Investments that have already reached above $ 1 billion in 2019. A considerable interest that has made that electricity produced by private sector reached 43% of net domestic production in 2019. Notwithstanding which the country remains a net importer on average for around one-third of its needs. Notably, in 2019, drought-triggered electricity imports cost by € 209 million and put the power utility KESH and distribution operator into severe financial…
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HPP Investments Dispute Resolution Issues in Albania

HPP Investments Dispute Resolution Issues in Albania

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Hydroelectric Investments Dispute Resolution Issues in Albania Analysis by Dr Lorenc Gordani Head of Professional Masters Department Tirana Business University (TBU) [pj-news-ticker] Albania offers a huge potential in small hydropower plant, but a big obstacle to uptake these investments had have to do with a wrong general perception of a very high level of risk. Notwithstanding a partial truth about many issues needed to be taken into consideration, the legal security from the arbitral intervention is one of the main regulated components of these investments. As a qualified lawyer, we have in the hand all the option to prevent the unpleasing event happen and if they take place to put all the measure of contrast and assure a full remuneration form any damage. Then, due to the above favourable low-cost…
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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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Report Release on Electricity Generation Capacity Development

Report Release on Electricity Generation Capacity Development

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"Legal Assessment on the Electricity Generation Capacity Development in Albania” by Dr Lorenc Gordani / EuroElektra, 06th October 2017 Tirana, on 06th October 2017 – The platform Esc Adriatic has released the presentation on “Legal Assessment on the Electricity Generation Capacity Development in Albania”, and related slides, prepared by EuroElektra and ACERC under the scientific direction of Dr Lorenc Gordani. The here presentation, aim to bring a synthetic overview, based in our daily empirical experience on legal granting rights, about the investments in process and future projections development of the national electricity generation capacity in Albania. The main bulled point, offer an answer, to the pressing today’s concerns, such are: “Following the today trends of investments and public policies, when it is predicted to be meet the internal demand in…
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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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