Wind energy deployment potential offered by market opening

Wind energy deployment potential offered by market opening

Research
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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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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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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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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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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2nd Annual Summit “Hydropower Balkans 2018”

2nd Annual Summit “Hydropower Balkans 2018”

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2nd Annual International Investment Summit and Exhibition “Hydropower Balkans 2018” Date: 6-8 November 2018 Venue: Budva, Montenegro Organiser: Vostock Capital [pj-news-ticker] 2nd annual International investment Summit and Exhibition “Hydropower Balkans 2018” (6-8 November 2018, Budva, Montenegro) is a dedicated platform bringing together ministers, major investors, decision-makers of flagship hydropower plants, and investment project initiators, as well as regulators, in a concerted effort to efficiently execute key projects for HPP construction and modernisation all over the Balkan region. Bronze sponsor: AndritzHydro. Hydropower Balkans 2018 in facts and figures: 200+ C-level executives of HPP and HPP operators, regional governments’ authorities, and leaders of equipment and technologies production; Extended delegations from the Balkans flagship companies, namely: Bulgarian National Electric Company EAD, Macedonian Power Plants (ELEM), Elektroprivreda of the Republika Srpska, PPC, HIDROELECTRICA, HEP-Proizvodnja, VERBUND Hydro…
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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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