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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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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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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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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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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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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HPP sector towards large and more sustainable developments

HPP sector towards large and more sustainable developments

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HPP sector towards large and more sustainable developments Annalise by Dr Lorenc Gordani Legal Adviser in Albania Energy Market [metaslider id="17560"] [pj-news-ticker] Albania like the rest of the Western Balkan countries, has continues encourage foreign capital to enter in the energy sector. Investments that have already reached about $ 1 billion, with growth in real term at 10% in 2017. The latest data shows that electricity produced by private sector have reached 33.7% of net domestic production. A high level that have led economic growth for the second consecutive quarter above the 4%. Considering, that the point of reference for any investment decision has to do with the rate of return, the comparative advantages of the Albanian hydroelectric (HPP) are numerous. At first, they are linked to the great natural…
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The legal structure of the HPP investments on risk mitigation in WBs

The legal structure of the HPP investments on risk mitigation in WBs

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The legal structure of the HPP investments on risk mitigation in WBs Annalise by Dr Lorenc Gordani Legal Adviser in Albania Energy Market [pj-news-ticker] The use of PPP normally is seen has a way to the financing of infrastructure and industrial projects based upon the cash flows of the project given (project finance). The contracts are granted, according to the concession law (concession granting contract (public contract)) or following public procurement procedure (as a public procurement contract). Then, the operator finances the construction of the power plant and benefits from fees (or tariffs) paid along the operation of the plant. The subjects and rights of PPP are clearly identified: the ministry responsible for energy acts as the Contracting Authority. The law contains provisions that reassure a fair and transparent procedure…
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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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