Loan Based Reform Policy in the Energy Sector in Albania

Loan Based Reform Policy in the Energy Sector in Albania

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Loan Based Reform Policy in the Energy Sector in Albania Annalise by Dr Lorenc Gordani Legal Adviser in Albania Energy Market [pj-news-ticker] The process of strong restructure of the regulatory environment in the energy sector, was materialise with approve of the strategic plan for reforming the energy sector on December 2018. A strategic plan contains elements of reform (PRE), which should be implemented by the Albanian authorities and key entities of the power sector to finalize the sector reform efforts that started several years ago. The strategic plan and especially the timing of the reform steps are in line with Albania's international obligations and the steps taken to improve the economic, environmental and social sustainability of the sector. They are designed in such a way as to form the basis…
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Strategic Reform Plan of Energy Sector in Albania

Strategic Reform Plan of Energy Sector in Albania

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Strategic Reform Plan of Energy Sector in Albania Annalise by Dr Lorenc Gordani Legal Adviser in Albania Energy Market [pj-news-ticker] Albania is in a process of strong restructure of the regulatory environment in the energy sector. The new legal and regulatory framework seeks to address a wide range of issues, including institutional reforms, promotion and increased energy efficiency and renewable energy generation capacity, the establishment of a new electricity tariffs, the development of an organized electricity market as well as the integration within the broader regional electricity ones and, finally, the EU's internal electricity market. The reform effort began in 2006 with the membership in the Energy Community was finalized with the adoption of a new law on the electricity sector in 2015. While the reform has slowed down a…
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European EV Charging Summit

European EV Charging Summit

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European EV Charging Summit Date: 5th-6th June 2019 Location: London - UK [pj-news-ticker] Dear Partners and Colleagues, It is a great pleasure to communicate, the forthcoming ACI’s European EV Charging Summit, to take place in London, UK, on 5th & 6th June 2019. The conference will give updates on the drivers and trends of the quickly evolving EV industry. Over the two days, the event will bring together key industry stakeholders from the publishing industry: DNOs, OEMs, CPOs, Power Suppliers, financial stakeholders, manufacturers, mobility technology providers, governmental officials and regulators, to hear case-studies and discuss during interactive sessions & panel discussions. Join the event in London to exchange your point of view with your peers and engage in excellent networking opportunities. Key Topics An Overview & Market Analysis of European…
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CISOLAR 2019: New Opportunities for Developing Solar Energy

CISOLAR 2019: New Opportunities for Developing Solar Energy

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CISOLAR 2019 submit new opportunities for developing solar energy in Central and Eastern Europe [pj-news-ticker] Dear Partners and Colleagues, It is a great pleasure to communicate, the forthcoming 8th International Solar Energy Conference and Trade Show of Central and Eastern Europe on April, 16-18 in Kyiv. CISOLAR 2019 is the main business event of region in solar energy field devoted to latest technology, trends and investments opportunities. Today solar energy development is one of priority areas for investors in the world and Eastern Europe in particular. As of October, 2018 in Ukraine more than 1,06 GW capacity of megawatt-type solar power station were built and by end of the year this indicator will increase to 1,2 GW. In addition to large scale projects, the segment of small solar stations, including…
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Rehabilitation of HPP in the WBs a market of over 600 mln/€

Rehabilitation of HPP in the WBs a market of over 600 mln/€

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Rehabilitation of HPP in the WBs a market of over 600 mln/€ Annalise by Dr Lorenc Gordani Legal Adviser in Albania Energy Market [pj-news-ticker] Western Balkans (WBs) in terms of greenfield hydropower (HPP) projects, has significant capacity in generation to be added to the existing HPP generation system. The overall identified potential for installation of additional capacities is estimated in total at 9,868 MW (without the small HPPs, nor HPP projects currently in construction). The above include 3,859 MW of candidate reversible projects. However, an recent study of European Commission put in spot that in the WB6 are now getting into, or already are in, the age for rehabilitation at least 4,500 MWs of HPPs. In regard, it has to be consider the majority of installed hydropower capacity in the…
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Energy sector sets targets by 2030

Energy sector sets targets by 2030

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Energy sector sets targets by 2030 Author: Dr Lorenc Gordani Legal Consultant for the Energy Market The last July meeting of the Council of Ministers among other saw the adoption of a new strategy for the energy sector by 2030. The drafting of which is the result of a process that has lasted for several years and has been in previous presented to the public on March 26, 2018. The new strategic framework in ongoing based on two main pillars: the development of reforms on foster market liberalisation and regional integration, and huge investment on sustainable development driven by participation in the Energy Community initiative and in particular at international level by the Paris Agreement for climate change. The 2018-2030 energy strategy comes after a period of dynamic changes for…
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Oil production substantially increase the exports

Oil production substantially increase the exports

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Oil production substantially increase the exports Autori: Dr. Lorenc Gordani Legal Adviser in the Albanian Energy Market A recent article in the renowned magazine Oil Price asked “Can Oil Pull Greece Out Of Poverty?”. The obvious thought that rise up in mind is a parallel with already huge amount reserves available and exploited in Albania. According to data published by state-run statistical institute, INSTAT, Albania’s exports officially grew by double digits in the first half of this year. In spite of the influence in this result that came from the bankruptcy of the only local refining industry to the ownership of the Armo company, the fact is that the hydrocarbon sector is very important for Albania. On regard, an important part of exports growth is a result of a sharp…
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5th edition, ACI’s Hydropower Development 2018

5th edition, ACI’s Hydropower Development 2018

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5th edition, ACI’s Hydropower Development 2018 Dear Partners and Colleagues, It is a great pleasure to communicate, after the successful along collaboration, the being part as advisory board of the Hydropower Development 2018. Already on its 5th edition, ACI’s Hydropower Development 2018 will bring together senior executives and experts from the hydropower industry, policy makers, consultants, technology innovators, engineers, investors, project developers and leading market analysts to discuss the latest challenges and developments  within the industry. The two day event will give an insight to the industry`s latest policy evaluations and, while focusing largely on hydro power production & development in Europe, will also concentrate on updates and future forecasts on future environmental & energy trends and its impact on both, hydro power operations & market dynamics. Hydropower Development 2018 will focus…
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Improve the Governance for Energy Efficiency

Improve the Governance for Energy Efficiency

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Improve the Governance for Energy Efficiency WB6 Sustainability Charter Monitoring Report Energy Community Secretariat March 2018 Removing legal and regulatory barriers through amending or developing new legislation that will enable and promote ESCO (“energy service companies”) contracts, thus developing energy services markets (June 2017) The 2nd National Energy Efficiency Action Plan was adopted in December 2017, albeit with considerable delay. The plan includes measures to support the development of model contracts and the market for energy services. The 2015 Energy Efficiency Law introduced the ESCO concept and energy performance contracting. However, the adoption of the by-law to introduce ESCO market procedures and model contracts, and establishment of the energy efficiency fund to support ESCO projects in the public sector are still pending. The model contracts and legal gap analysis have…
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Photovoltaics an alternative to unlocking the energy market

Photovoltaics an alternative to unlocking the energy market

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Photovoltaics an alternative to unlocking the energy market Author: Dr Lorenc Gordani Published, 9th April 2018 The recent interventions of the ministry and regulatory authority of the energy have already opened the way for the network to receive energy input produced by businesses and households through distributed resources based on the net metering scheme. To enable the above challenging process, the commercial and technical issues regulations remain essential. The main reason why many countries liberalized their power sectors and unbundled vertically integrated utilities was to introduce competition in the generation sector as well as to attract new investors in this activity. However, this process has been followed with different speeds, and the need to find a model is faced by hundreds of experts from across the globe over the past…
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