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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HPP Investments Dispute Resolution Issues in Albania

HPP Investments Dispute Resolution Issues in Albania

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Hydroelectric Investments Dispute Resolution Issues in Albania Analysis by Dr Lorenc Gordani Head of Professional Masters Department Tirana Business University (TBU) [pj-news-ticker] Albania offers a huge potential in small hydropower plant, but a big obstacle to uptake these investments had have to do with a wrong general perception of a very high level of risk. Notwithstanding a partial truth about many issues needed to be taken into consideration, the legal security from the arbitral intervention is one of the main regulated components of these investments. As a qualified lawyer, we have in the hand all the option to prevent the unpleasing event happen and if they take place to put all the measure of contrast and assure a full remuneration form any damage. Then, due to the above favourable low-cost…
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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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Albanian BOTs worth then gold

Albanian BOTs worth then gold

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Albanian BOTs worth then gold Analysis by Dr Lorenc Gordani Legal Advisor in Albanian Energy Market [pj-news-ticker] At the May 2013 the old concession law and regulation was replaced by Law No. 123/2013 "On Concessions and Public-Private Partnership" ("New Law on Concessions and PPP") and accompanying Regulations “For the evaluation and granting of concessions and public-private partnership” approved with DCM no. 575 dated July 10, 2013 ("New Concessions Regulation"). In an attempt to harmonize with the EU Directive 2004/18/EC, the new law and regulation introduced the concept of Public-Private Partnership (PPP) and the extension of rights, responsibilities of each party and risk allocation during the concession period. However, almost all the part of the concessionary contracts (above 520 SHPP) are signed along the period 2009 - 2013. Until May 2013,…
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Report Release on Electricity Generation Capacity Development

Report Release on Electricity Generation Capacity Development

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"Legal Assessment on the Electricity Generation Capacity Development in Albania” by Dr Lorenc Gordani / EuroElektra, 06th October 2017 Tirana, on 06th October 2017 – The platform Esc Adriatic has released the presentation on “Legal Assessment on the Electricity Generation Capacity Development in Albania”, and related slides, prepared by EuroElektra and ACERC under the scientific direction of Dr Lorenc Gordani. The here presentation, aim to bring a synthetic overview, based in our daily empirical experience on legal granting rights, about the investments in process and future projections development of the national electricity generation capacity in Albania. The main bulled point, offer an answer, to the pressing today’s concerns, such are: “Following the today trends of investments and public policies, when it is predicted to be meet the internal demand in…
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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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Commercial issues on net metering and net billing schemes

Commercial issues on net metering and net billing schemes

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Commercial issues on net metering and net billing schemes Annalise by Dr Lorenc Gordani Legal Adviser in Albania Energy Market [pj-news-ticker] The power sector, with introduce of the distributed energy sources, has been undergoing one of the most challenging changes of the last 40-50 years. Thereby it make being increased significantly the changing of network planning and operation philosophy. Besides the impact from technical point of view, the distributed generation with self-consumption is additionally opening a set of commercial issues that need to be resolved with the least market distorting effects possible. The concept of the "Net energy metering schemes" introduced by new res law in the 2017 foreseen a scheme that makes the bidirectional measuring possible for small and medium enterprises or household customers, who have installed a total…
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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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