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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The legal structure of the HPP investments on risk mitigation in WBs

The legal structure of the HPP investments on risk mitigation in WBs

Research
The legal structure of the HPP investments on risk mitigation in WBs Annalise by Dr Lorenc Gordani Legal Adviser in Albania Energy Market [pj-news-ticker] The use of PPP normally is seen has a way to the financing of infrastructure and industrial projects based upon the cash flows of the project given (project finance). The contracts are granted, according to the concession law (concession granting contract (public contract)) or following public procurement procedure (as a public procurement contract). Then, the operator finances the construction of the power plant and benefits from fees (or tariffs) paid along the operation of the plant. The subjects and rights of PPP are clearly identified: the ministry responsible for energy acts as the Contracting Authority. The law contains provisions that reassure a fair and transparent procedure…
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The limit of regional approach on the deployment of the renewable

The limit of regional approach on the deployment of the renewable

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The limit of regional approach on the deployment of the renewable Annalise by Dr Lorenc Gordani Legal Adviser in Albania Energy Market [pj-news-ticker] The dependency of the European Union on energy imports forms the backdrop for policy concerns related first of all with the security of energy supplies. More than half (53.5%) of the EU-28’s gross inland energy consumption and 31% of the SEE in 2014, came from imported sources. Then, the EU have brought a strongly contribute to the Western Balkans six (WB6) countries, that all together to came at the commitment of the Sustainability Charter on 4 July 2016, in Paris. An agreement that tap into the high potential of region for energy savings and renewable energy generation. The broad region – encompassing the newest European Union (EU)…
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Rehabilitation of HPP in the WBs a market of over 600 mln/€

Rehabilitation of HPP in the WBs a market of over 600 mln/€

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Rehabilitation of HPP in the WBs a market of over 600 mln/€ Annalise by Dr Lorenc Gordani Legal Adviser in Albania Energy Market [pj-news-ticker] Western Balkans (WBs) in terms of greenfield hydropower (HPP) projects, has significant capacity in generation to be added to the existing HPP generation system. The overall identified potential for installation of additional capacities is estimated in total at 9,868 MW (without the small HPPs, nor HPP projects currently in construction). The above include 3,859 MW of candidate reversible projects. However, an recent study of European Commission put in spot that in the WB6 are now getting into, or already are in, the age for rehabilitation at least 4,500 MWs of HPPs. In regard, it has to be consider the majority of installed hydropower capacity in the…
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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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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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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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State of art and the expected future developments in hydropower

State of art and the expected future developments in hydropower

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State of art and the expected future developments in hydropower Author: Dr Lorenc Gordani Legal Adviser in Albania Energy Market [pj-news-ticker] 1.1 Highly technical potential of hydroelectric A starting point of any investment decision in hydropower is why it is worth to invest in Albania. The comparative advantages are a lot but the first competitive ones is related with the country huge potential of hydroelectric energy: with eight large rivers run through a hydrographic territory, above its today administrative extension by 57%, with average height about 700 m, and a perennial total inflow about 1,245 m3/s, for a combined water flow about 40 billion/m3. The attempt to provide a clear picture on the developments of granted projects in hydropower is rather difficult task due to large number of projects and…
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A snapshot on the hydropower sector in Albania

A snapshot on the hydropower sector in Albania

Research
A snapshot on the hydropower sector in Albania Author: Dr Lorenc Gordani Legal Adviser in Albania Energy Market The attempt to provide a clear picture on the developments of granted projects in hydropower is rather difficult task. First due to their large number of projects and extension in time with different regime and the occasionally public reports that have create a confusion about the total figures - at least for who do not manage every day the matter. However, referring to official data on concessions (that do not include authorisation procedure) of the last report of NANR, and further the one of MIE on March 2018, as well as the report of ERE June 2018, it can be roughly said: ▶ Total installed capacity reached around the 2,100 MW, with…
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What makes a HPP project a success or a failure?

What makes a HPP project a success or a failure?

Research
What makes a HPP project a success or a failure? Author: Dr Lorenc Gordani Legal Adviser in Albania Energy Market [pj-news-ticker] Hydropower energy is the form of investment considered of most economic interest to be developed up to here in practice. Notwithstanding a huge number of concessionary permission given, a large part has not started yet and are in doubt if it will be done. Given the importance at many levels for the economy, with interest is understanding why investments in hydropower plants have remained up to now on paper, similarly to many wind, biomass or other projects. The hydropower investments poses a complex challenge due to the interdependence of many factors that make necessary the in-depth study phase before any their practical deployment. On this, in the country as…
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