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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Approach to develop sustainable projects in Albania

Approach to develop sustainable projects in Albania

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Approach to develop sustainable projects in Albania by Lorenc Gordani Analysis by Dr Lorenc Gordani Head of the Department of Professional Masters Tirana Business University (TBU) [pj-news-ticker] The World Economic Forum’s Energy Transition Index 2021 has recently ranked Albania as the best in the Western Balkan region for res investments, taking the 25th spot. Indeed, with twenty new plants entered production over the last year, out of which 18 in hydro and two photovoltaic, the progress is impressive for a total installed capacity estimated at 227 megawatts (MW). Today, the total installed capacity of private generation power plants has reached over 1058 MW. Albania was the first country in the Western Balkans to introduce an auction for renewable energy with the support of the ECS and the European Bank for…
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Last developments in the sustainable energy market in Albania

Last developments in the sustainable energy market in Albania

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Last developments in the sustainable energy market in Albania Analysis by Dr Lorenc Gordani Head of the Department of Professional Masters Tirana Business University (TBU) [pj-news-ticker] Based on the last updates, the here article on Albania towards the era of Power Exchange, sustainability and energy efficiency, it wants to start mentioning that recently, the WEF’s Energy Transition Index 2021 ranks Albania as the best in the Western Balkan region, taking the 25th spot. Private sector involvement and developments in RES Twenty new plants have entered production over the last year, out of which 18 in hydro and two photovoltaic. Their total installed capacity is estimated at 227 MW, where most of this capacity belongs to the Moglica Hydropower Plant. In total, the installed capacity of private generation power plants reached…
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Energy Arbitration Disputes and Trends in Albania by Lorenc Gordani

Energy Arbitration Disputes and Trends in Albania by Lorenc Gordani

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Energy Arbitration Disputes and Trends in Albania Analysis by Dr Lorenc Gordani Head of the Department of Professional Masters Tirana Business University (TBU) [pj-news-ticker] 1. The prospect of new arbitration law in Albania 1.1. Overview on the actual legal domestic framework ruling the arbitration After the transformation of ‘90, Albania has no specific law on arbitration, and the rules governing domestic arbitration were incorporated in the Civil Procedures Code, enacted in 1996. The chapter was based on the UNCITRAL Model Law in International Commercial Arbitration (1985). Unfortunately, despite the ongoing Albanian legislator’s endeavours to implement disputes towards arbitration, very few disputes have been settled during the years. The Albanian government decided to undertake reform to increase local business awareness and trust to use arbitration instead of litigation. To this end,…
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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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Global Infrastructure Dialogue 2021

Global Infrastructure Dialogue 2021

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Global Infrastructure Dialogue 2021 Date: 13th - 14th September 2021 Location: Frankfurt [pj-news-ticker] Dear Partners and Colleagues, It is a great pleasure to communicate, the forthcoming Global Infrastructure Dialogue 2021, on 13th - 14th September 2021. The Global Infrastructure Dialogue 2021 will take place in Frankfurt and brings together the movers and shakers of the infrastructure industry. GID 2021 provides a forum for global decision makers in infrastructure to get together in a series of interactive sessions, 1:1 meetings and fire-side chats. Senior investors, asset managers, lenders, developers and policy makers will be discussing the latest global trends in infrastructure. Among the topics covered will be the latest investment strategies in debt- and equity, investment opportunities in energy, Tech & Telco and transport infrastructure as well as insights from developers…
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Energy Week Black Sea 2020 Summit

Energy Week Black Sea 2020 Summit

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Energy Week Black Sea 2020 Summit Date: 29th – 30th September 2020 Location: Online Event [metaslider id="20453"] [pj-news-ticker] Dear Partners and Colleagues, It is a great pleasure to communicate, the forthcoming Energy Week Black Sea 2020 Summit, 29th – 30th September 2020. The international investment event Energy Week Black Sea 2020 will take place online. Energy Week Black Sea 2020 will bring together authorities and energy companies from Turkey, Romania, Bulgaria, Ukraine, and Georgia, as well as international financial institutions and multinational private investors to foster the deployment of renewable energy in the region, attract foreign direct investment into the sector and unlock the potential of regional cooperation. The event comprises of a 2-day Congress focused on the most important questions faced by the countries surrounding the Black Sea pursuing…
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The Black Sea region’s renewable energy potential on the agenda

The Black Sea region’s renewable energy potential on the agenda

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The Black Sea region’s renewable energy potential on the agenda Energy Week Black Sea 2020 Summit Date: 29th – 30th September 2020 [metaslider id="20453"] [pj-news-ticker] Dear Partners and Colleagues, It is a great pleasure to communicate, that in less than a month, the energy community will get together online to discuss the renewable energy potential of the Black Sea countries. The high-level international investment conference Energy Week Black Sea will take place on a virtual event platform on 29-30 September bringing together the authorities, project operators of Ukraine, Georgia, Romania, Turkey and Bulgaria, as well as IFIs/DFIs, multinational energy companies. A limited amount of free passes is available for representatives of state organisations, renewable energy associations and IFIs. To register, please fill in the form. For standard passes (pricing) please…
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Electricity Market Opening and the Boost of the PV in Albania

Electricity Market Opening and the Boost of the PV in Albania

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Electricity Market Opening and the Boost of the Photovoltaic Technologies in Albania Analysis by Dr Lorenc Gordani Tirana Business University (TBU) [pj-news-ticker] The Albanian energy market has entered recently in a transformation that for many reasons were even difficult to be imagined only a few times before. As far as here we are referring to those that are already concrete developments even still at the embryonic stage, we will focus on the binomial correlation from one side of the opening of the market as an essential obligation in complying to the international commitments, and on the other the possibility that this offer on the increase of the use of alternative technologies, especially photovoltaic, not only for businesses but also by each family in Albania. The above cannot be different, as…
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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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