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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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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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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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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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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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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Financial sustainability issues of renewable investments

Financial sustainability issues of renewable investments

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Financial sustainability issues of renewable investments Annalise by Dr Lorenc Gordani Legal Adviser in Albania Energy Market [pj-news-ticker] Albanian rapidly growing economy above 4% requires additional electricity to ensure the affordability of its industrial operations. However the country remain nett-importer, for 30-60%, from 1998 with two exception of 2010 and 2016 and this seems to be the third one in the last 25 years. On above, one of the limit factor is due to the high dependence in renewable resources. Further, notwithstanding the complete absence of a mix of energy, a particular concern has to be find in the scarce use of the call for capacity tender and the undiversified tariff used for utilizable natural resources in sector. Then, independently by the favourable technical factors in different renewable resources, low…
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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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