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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Necessity of Risk Mitigation in Hydropower Partnerships in Albania

Necessity of Risk Mitigation in Hydropower Partnerships in Albania

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Necessity of Risk Mitigation in Hydropower Partnerships in Albania Photos - Annual Conference of the Albanian Association of Renewable Energy (AREA) at Rogner Hotel, March 1, 2018 Analyse by Adv. Lorenc Gordani, PhD Despite the multi-importance for the economy, hydropower investments present a complex challenges in their practical management. In order to attract the private and foreign interest, the aim of any government has been to offer a broader partnership model. The question that arises is how has been their management and where there have been the problems for the parties in practise? What is expect or advise to the improve of their management in the future? Problems on the managements of the hydroelectric investments In Albania, legal practices of co-operation with private sector to improve the efficiency of natural…
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Webinar Records “Investment Potential of Balkan Hydropower” by Vostock Capital

Webinar Records “Investment Potential of Balkan Hydropower” by Vostock Capital

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Webinar Records “Investment Potential of Balkan Hydropower”, Vostock Capital”, 20th June 2017 Annalise by Dr Lorenc Gordani Legal Adviser in Albania Energy Market [pj-news-ticker] Acerc following the “Webinar: The Investment Potential of Balkan Hydropower”, which took place on Tue, Jun 20, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM BST, by Russian-British consulting company “Vostock Capital”, invite to find available for downloading the webinar records. Keynote speaker’s panellist: Nicholas Sofianos, Research Projects Coordinator, Institute of Energy for SE Europe (IENE), Dr Lorenc Gordani, Energy Adviser at ESC Adriatic, Chairman of Albanian Centre for Energy Regulation and Conservation Click here or more on the Investment Potential of Balkan Hydropower and here for other audio files by Dr Lorenc Gordani in energy field as well as here for a summery by IENE. The webinar…
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Legal Granting Issues of HPP in the WBs

Legal Granting Issues of HPP in the WBs

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Report Release: “Legal Granting Issues of Hydroelectric Resources in the Western Balkans” by EuroElektra / Dr Lorenc Gordani, 22nd August 2017 Tirana, on 22nd August 2017 - ESC Adriatic has release the executive report, on “Legal Granting Issues of Hydroelectric Resources in the Western Balkans”, prepared by EuroElektra and ACERC under the scientific direction of Dr Lorenc Gordani. The purpose to get an overview on the strategic development of hydropower sector makes inevitable the in-depth analyses on the legal framework. The WB6 countries are signatories and obliged to implement the entire EU legislative framework in their energy sector. In more, to replay to the concerns related with the Public Private Partnership (PPP) it is focus in an assessment of the main terms of the agreements based in the regime of…
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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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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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The legal structure of the HPP investments on risk mitigation in WBs

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

Research
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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Legal Granting Issues on Hydroelectric Resources in the Western Balkans

Legal Granting Issues on Hydroelectric Resources in the Western Balkans

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Legal Granting Issues on Hydroelectric Resources in the Western Balkans Annalise by Dr Lorenc Gordani Legal Adviser in Albania Energy Market [pj-news-ticker] The purpose to get an overview on the strategic development of hydropower sector makes inevitable the in-depth analyses on the legal framework. The WB6 countries as Contracting Parties (CP) of the Energy Community (EnC) are signatories (2012) and already obliged to implement the entire EU legislative framework in their energy sectors (2015). Notwithstanding, the above commitments, coordination and common approach does not exist at regional and Western Balkans 6 (WB6) level, except to the ownership, organisation and operations of the natural monopolies such as the electrical transmission and distribution networks. Then the WB6 countries are free to pursue the model that suit better to their needs, in implementation…
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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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