Free Webinar: Status of major projects on construction and modernization of HPPs in the Balkans

Free Webinar: Status of major projects on construction and modernization of HPPs in the Balkans

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Free Webinar: “Status of major projects on construction and modernization of HPPs in the Balkans” Date: April 23, 11:00 am GMT Location: Online (Free) [pj-news-ticker] Dear Partners and Colleagues, Following our long-term partnership with the Vostock Capital it is a great pleasure to communicate, the forthcoming Free Webinar: “Status of major projects on construction and modernization of HPPs in the Balkans”, on the April 23, 11:00 am (GMT). Today hydropower in the Balkans accounts for about 50% of region’s installed capacity, which is 12.5 GW generated by 53 middle and large HPPs and 203 SHPPs. The technical potential is about three times above the actual usage which is 36 GW. More than 30 hydropower investment projects on construction, rehabilitation and expansion will be developed in the Balkans during the next…
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Albania launches tender for Euro 100 Million Solar Park

Albania launches tender for Euro 100 Million Solar Park

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Albania launches tender for Euro 100 Million Solar Park Analysis by Dr Lorenc Gordani Professor at the Tirana Business University - TBU [pj-news-ticker] Introduction The Albanian energy market is undergoing a complete restructuring process that is thought to be finalized soon also with the launch of the power exchange (APEX). A new framework that tends to foster more and more its entering now into active development of renewable energy, with different options of use of photovoltaic included the self-consumption (DER), increased trades and above all opportunities for alternative suppliers, the deployment of the fleet of electric cars, etc. An entirely “radical” game of change approach regarding renewable energies, similar to developments in the rest of the Balkans, which aims to create a more efficiently mix of energy production. A trend…
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Address of administrative barriers for an accelerate uptake of renewable

Address of administrative barriers for an accelerate uptake of renewable

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Address of administrative barriers for an accelerate uptake of renewable Annalise by Dr Lorenc Gordani Legal Adviser in Albania Energy Market [pj-news-ticker] At the begin of February 2017, the Parliament of Albania passed the Law on Promotion of the Use of Energy from Renewable Sources. A new legal framework that has been strongly supported by the Secretariat of Energy Community, with the aim to positively affect legal framework to improve both compliances with the acquis and investor confidence. In the framework of the WB6 Sustainability Charter, the country has agreed to step-up the ongoing efforts to reform and integrate electricity markets and to become a part of the global response to climate change. The status in promotion of renewable energy, as included in the implementation reports, shows that the transposition…
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Albanian BOTs worth then gold

Albanian BOTs worth then gold

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Albanian BOTs worth then gold Analysis by Dr Lorenc Gordani Legal Advisor in Albanian Energy Market [pj-news-ticker] At the May 2013 the old concession law and regulation was replaced by Law No. 123/2013 "On Concessions and Public-Private Partnership" ("New Law on Concessions and PPP") and accompanying Regulations “For the evaluation and granting of concessions and public-private partnership” approved with DCM no. 575 dated July 10, 2013 ("New Concessions Regulation"). In an attempt to harmonize with the EU Directive 2004/18/EC, the new law and regulation introduced the concept of Public-Private Partnership (PPP) and the extension of rights, responsibilities of each party and risk allocation during the concession period. However, almost all the part of the concessionary contracts (above 520 SHPP) are signed along the period 2009 - 2013. Until May 2013,…
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The energy transition opens to alternative resources in Albania

The energy transition opens to alternative resources in Albania

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The energy transition opens to alternative resources in Albania Analysis by Dr Lorenc Gordani Legal Advisor in Albanian Energy Market An overview of the latest updates on renewable The Albanian energy market is undergoing a full restructuring process, and the country, similar to the transformation taking place in the region, is increasingly entering in an emerging market of distribution of renewable energy (DER), alternative tradings and deregulate of supplies. Regard the renewable the above profound energy transition 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 19 September 2019 rises the PV capacity available from 120 MW to 490 MW, the wind from 70 MW to 150 MW, and the biomass from…
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Wind energy deployment potential offered by market opening

Wind energy deployment potential offered by market opening

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Wind energy deployment potential offered by market opening Analysis by Dr Lorenc Gordani, Legal Advisor in Albanian Energy Market, Professor in the Department of Justice at the UMB Edited by Irsida Sheshi, M.A. in Public Administration Albania is a small country in South-Eastern Europe with high potential in natural resources, including the possibility to produce abundant electric energy from wind power. Although wind energy technology, as an energy resource, is distributed throughout the country, with total licenses amounting to approximately 2548 MW and generation potential around 5.7 TWh/year, yet no wind farm projects have been completed or are currently in the pipeline. Therefore, fundamental become the face of the main challenges that obstruct the wind energy deployment in Albania and the implementation options that are offering in practice by the…
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Albania, openness towards electricity trading options

Albania, openness towards electricity trading options

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Albania, openness towards electricity trading options Analysis by Dr Lorenc Gordani, Legal Advisor in Albanian Energy Market, Professor in the Department of Justice at the UMB Edited by Irsida Sheshi, M.A. in Public Administration [pj-news-ticker] In the last few months, Tirana hosted the International Energy Charter Forum under the Albanian Chairmanship of the Energy Charter Conference. The high-level activity presided by Urban Rusnák‏, Sec. Gen. EnCharter focused on topics such as interconnections and regional integration, linking efficiency and renewable energy to sociological-economic benefits, regional shared prosperity, etc. Going back to the early ‘90’s, Albania has seen in the Energy Charter one of the first institutional drives for the reforms with an aim to open up its energy sector. This is a process that has recognized in the last year --…
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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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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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The limit of regional approach on the deployment of the renewable

The limit of regional approach on the deployment of the renewable

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The limit of regional approach on the deployment of the renewable Annalise by Dr Lorenc Gordani Legal Adviser in Albania Energy Market [pj-news-ticker] The dependency of the European Union on energy imports forms the backdrop for policy concerns related first of all with the security of energy supplies. More than half (53.5%) of the EU-28’s gross inland energy consumption and 31% of the SEE in 2014, came from imported sources. Then, the EU have brought a strongly contribute to the Western Balkans six (WB6) countries, that all together to came at the commitment of the Sustainability Charter on 4 July 2016, in Paris. An agreement that tap into the high potential of region for energy savings and renewable energy generation. The broad region – encompassing the newest European Union (EU)…
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