The natural gas market a necessity for Albania?

The natural gas market a necessity for Albania?

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The natural gas market a necessity for Albania? Analysis by Dr Lorenc Gordani Head of the Department of Professional Masters Tirana Business University (TBU) [pj-news-ticker] 1. The subject of gasification and gas having a more significant role in the Albanian energy system has been discussed for many years. So why have such initiatives made so little progress so far? This is a complex issue to be detailed in few lines, but searching to summarise in three main points: First, the natural gas market development does not depend only on Albania will, or even that of the countries of the region itself, as well as it is benefit is not only limit to the commercial purpose only. It is related to the geopolitics initiative of the Southern Gas Corridor (SGC) proposed,…
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Free Market Supplier activity in Albania

Free Market Supplier activity in Albania

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Free Market Supplier activity in Albania Analysis by Dr Lorenc Gordani Head of the Department of Professional Masters Tirana Business University (TBU) [pj-news-ticker] This short analysis aims to summarise the first activities of Free Market Supplier (FTL) and the generous loans offered by international donors to support the power reform in Albania. The Free Market Supplier started the electricity trading activity a few months ago by the Energy Regulatory Authority, which conditioned the start of the sale of surplus energy in the unregulated market. Referring to the legislation in force, the public supply company in the free market should purchase electricity from renewable energy sources. Initially, this energy is traded to cover the losses of the Distribution System Operator at the same price at which it buys this energy from…
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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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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 presents the Skavica hydropower plant by 500 Mil/Euro

Albania presents the Skavica hydropower plant by 500 Mil/Euro

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Albania presents the Skavica hydropower plant by 500 Mil/Euro Analysis by Dr Lorenc Gordani Professor, Tirana Business University (TBU) [pj-news-ticker] Prime Minister Edi Rama at the opening ceremony of the Skavica HPP project has shown-up the preliminary work done during the perform of pre-feasibility of HPP Skavica project. The outcome study prepared that have been waiting from a while and was pre-announced at the start of the Karavasta PV 140 MW project on 27 May 2020, is a product of the high level of a team experts of the IPF6 consortium (Infrastructure Facility Project) funded as part of the Western Balkans Investment Framework - WBIF, an EU instrument fund that have contributed with a grant by 1.5 Million Euros since 2017. Finally, the team has started the work in January…
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Albanian Policies on Renewable and Efficiency Developments

Albanian Policies on Renewable and Efficiency Developments

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Albanian Policies on Renewable and Efficiency Developments Analysis by Dr Lorenc Gordani Legal Advisor in Albanian Energy Market [pj-news-ticker] In this presentation, I will concentrate in highlights of the main short action plans and long-term strategy on the energy sector, for helping the understanding of the complexity, the challenging and the opportunity them opens toward the Albanian in its energy transition road. I. The energy transition opens to alternative resources in Albania An overview of the latest updates on renewable The Albanian energy market is undergoing a full restructuring process and a deep renovation. The above profound energy transition, in the renewable sector, has been lately crowned with the approval of the new Consolidated National Action Plan on Renewable Energy Sources 2019-2020. The action plan already in force by the…
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Season’s Greetings – Gëzuar Festat – Buone Feste, Lorenc Gordani 31 Dec 2019

Season’s Greetings – Gëzuar Festat – Buone Feste, Lorenc Gordani 31 Dec 2019

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Season's Greetings! Autori Dr. Lorenc Gordani Këshilltar Ligjor për Çështjet e Energjisë [pj-news-ticker] Dear Friends, Wherever you are, enjoy the warmth and love of family and friends. We wish you all a very happy and prosperous 2020! Visit us at the www.adviser.albaniaenergy.org As in previous years, we want to invite to donate to charity the money saved from printing and sending conventional greetings cards. Most Read Publications [the-post-grid id="15786" title="Most Read"] Most Visit Section [the-post-grid id="15791" title="Most Visit Section"]
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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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RENGEN Albania 2020 on 19/20 February 2020

RENGEN Albania 2020 on 19/20 February 2020

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RENGEN Albania 2020 on 19/20 February 2020 Date: 19th-20th February 2020 Location: Tirana - Albania [metaslider id="18550"] [pj-news-ticker] Meet the biggest players in the Albanian renewable energy market Dear Partners and Colleagues, I am a delight to communicate the forthcoming of the RENGEN Albania 2020, taking place among the 19-20 February at the Plaza Tirana Hotel, Tirana, Albania. The largest renewables energy conference in Albania – its 5th annual edition will see also my participation with a new presentation on the latest development of the Albanian energy market. The conference, with the agenda filled with insightful presentations and debates from leading figures representing both local and international companies, will once more gather over 150 participants from all walks of life-related to renewable energy in Albania. In 2020 the focus shall…
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