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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International Conference on Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technologies

International Conference on Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technologies

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International Conference on Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technologies June 21-22, 2021 [pj-news-ticker] Dear Partners and Colleagues, It's an extreme privilege for us to announce the upcoming International Conference on Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technologies, June 21-22, 2021. Activity in which I will be part with an oral presentation on Regulatory analysis on the increasing value of buildings through a quality process of energy performance certification in Albania, under the track of “Green Buildings and Green Architecture”. Energy tech 2021 scheduled for the two-day event will be a global platform for sharing information and ability from both scientific and industrial groups. The meeting goes for uniting the academicians, scientists, instructors, business pioneers, investors, and young researchers to a global stage where they can showcase their novel research and contributions in the…
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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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Free Market Supplier activity in Albania

Free Market Supplier activity in Albania

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Free Market Supplier activity in Albania Analysis by Dr Lorenc Gordani Head of the Department of Professional Masters Tirana Business University (TBU) [pj-news-ticker] This short analysis aims to summarise the first activities of Free Market Supplier (FTL) and the generous loans offered by international donors to support the power reform in Albania. The Free Market Supplier started the electricity trading activity a few months ago by the Energy Regulatory Authority, which conditioned the start of the sale of surplus energy in the unregulated market. Referring to the legislation in force, the public supply company in the free market should purchase electricity from renewable energy sources. Initially, this energy is traded to cover the losses of the Distribution System Operator at the same price at which it buys this energy from…
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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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Energy Talk on Western Balkans “Western Balkans: from coal to clean?”

Energy Talk on Western Balkans “Western Balkans: from coal to clean?”

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Energy Talk on Western Balkans “Western Balkans: from coal to clean?”   [pj-news-ticker] Dear Partners and Colleagues, It is a great pleasure to communicate my participation as a keynote speaker in the forthcoming Energy Talk on Western Balkans “Western Balkans: from coal to clean?”. The Western Balkans have huge potential for developing green energy, with its rivers providing hydroelectric power, its mountains and plains enabling wind power, its underdeveloped solar energy, and the inhabitants of its many cities keen for sustainable development. And still fostering the transition towards cleaner and renewable energy sources is crucial for a region highly dependent on coal. Not only are there untapped opportunities in the region, due to windy locations, sunny days, and, in some countries, a large hydropower potential, but there is also increasing…
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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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