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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Granting rights and A&M approach to HPPs

Granting rights and A&M approach to HPPs

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Granting rights and A&M approach to HPPs Annalise by Dr Lorenc Gordani Legal Adviser in Albania Energy Market [pj-news-ticker] Today, Albanian total installed capacity in hydropower hasreached at 2100 MW. Further, projects granted, but yet not developed, at 1785MW, and the hydropower potential studied, still unexploited, at around 615 MW.Therefore, in a synthesis, considering the theoretical potential by 4500 MW,today only 46% are exploited. As it is worth noting that the country can offerone of the lower cost of production (LCOE) of hydropower in the region. Therefore, taking into consideration the large number of awarded projects but still not developed, in this analyse, firstly, based in my daily empirical experience, it will concentrated in a briefly analysis of the legal framework on procedures to obtain a HPP, for the better…
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Quo vadis hydropower?

Quo vadis hydropower?

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Quo vadis hydropower? Clean Energy package, Water Framework Directive, Energy Union   [pj-news-ticker] Actual political development at RENEXPO® INTERHYDRO, November 29th and 30th, Salzburg Salzburg, November 2018: Hydropower is a major contributor to generating renewable power in the European Union: more than 50% of the electricity generated from renewable energy sources comes from hydropower plants. However, hydropower development in EU Member States is often thwarted by the provisions of the Water Framework Directive. The ongoing evaluation process of this EU legislation offers a chance for the European hydropower sector to promote its interests and key demands. Since more than three years, EU Member States and institutions develop and negotiate the so called EU Energy Union which foresees a fundamental transformation of Europe’s energy system towards a system based on renewable energy,…
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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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Opening of the market launches the relevant projects

Opening of the market launches the relevant projects

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Opening of the market launches the relevant projects Author: Dr Lorenc Gordani Legal Adviser in Albania Energy Market [pj-news-ticker] Albania, like the rest of the Western Balkan countries, intends to promote the liberalization of the energy market and complete regional integration. Further, the fulfilment of the renewable and security targets of the country, determined by the absence of additional fiscal space available, has pushed continually to encourage the investors from the private financial system, especially the foreign capital to enter in energy sector. The foreign investments that have already reached about 1 billion euro by 2017, stimulating a growth to 3.8%. The largest share of foreign investment stocks, with over 70% is focused in energy (including oil and gas). The above mixed with the favourable technical potential in hydroelectric investments…
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Major investment projects of Hydropower Plants in the Balkans

Major investment projects of Hydropower Plants in the Balkans

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Major investment projects for the construction and modernisation of Hydropower Plants in the Balkans A team of analysts from Vostock Capital has prepared a report on hydropower development projects in the Balkans. Request the full list of investment projects: http://www.hydropowerbalkans.com/en/request-the-full-list-of-investment-projects/ Among the major investment projects: Kosinj/Senj development project (Republic of Croatia) Project envisages reconstruction of the Sklope HPP and the construction of new facilities: the Kosinj reservoir (vol. 330 mil m3), the Kosinj HPP (33.7 MW) and the Senj II HPP (380 MW). Additionally, several tunnels and canals are to be constructed. The compensation basin will be enlarged with a new basin to ensure additional volume of ca 2.1 million m3. The estimated investment is EUR 500 million and the envisaged construction period is 7 years. Cebren and Galiste HPPs (Republic of Macedonia) The…
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Time for a paradigm shift from hydro to photovoltaic?

Time for a paradigm shift from hydro to photovoltaic?

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Time for a paradigm shift from hydro to photovoltaic? Author: Dr Lorenc Gordani Legal Adviser in Albania Energy Market 1. A Snapshot in Albanian Generation Capacity Albania is fully dependent on hydropower for electricity generation; nearly 100 per cent of the country’s domestically produced electricity comes from hydropower. The mountainous nation is home to eight major river systems and more 140 mid-small fluvial streams. The major of them, Drin River located in northern Albania, hosts a relevant cascade with four hydropower stations for an installed capacity around 1,400 MW. Notwithstanding more than 25 years of efforts to develop the private sector of generation, the public incumbent still represents around 65% of the country’s total electricity production. The remaining 100 MW of installed capacity, distributed over the country, have passed in…
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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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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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