Loan Based Reform Policy in the Energy Sector in Albania

Loan Based Reform Policy in the Energy Sector in Albania

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Loan Based Reform Policy in the Energy Sector in Albania Annalise by Dr Lorenc Gordani Legal Adviser in Albania Energy Market [pj-news-ticker] The process of strong restructure of the regulatory environment in the energy sector, was materialise with approve of the strategic plan for reforming the energy sector on December 2018. A strategic plan contains elements of reform (PRE), which should be implemented by the Albanian authorities and key entities of the power sector to finalize the sector reform efforts that started several years ago. The strategic plan and especially the timing of the reform steps are in line with Albania's international obligations and the steps taken to improve the economic, environmental and social sustainability of the sector. They are designed in such a way as to form the basis…
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Strategic Reform Plan of Energy Sector in Albania

Strategic Reform Plan of Energy Sector in Albania

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Strategic Reform Plan of Energy Sector in Albania Annalise by Dr Lorenc Gordani Legal Adviser in Albania Energy Market [pj-news-ticker] Albania is in a process of strong restructure of the regulatory environment in the energy sector. The new legal and regulatory framework seeks to address a wide range of issues, including institutional reforms, promotion and increased energy efficiency and renewable energy generation capacity, the establishment of a new electricity tariffs, the development of an organized electricity market as well as the integration within the broader regional electricity ones and, finally, the EU's internal electricity market. The reform effort began in 2006 with the membership in the Energy Community was finalized with the adoption of a new law on the electricity sector in 2015. While the reform has slowed down a…
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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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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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Photovoltaics an alternative to unlocking the energy market

Photovoltaics an alternative to unlocking the energy market

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Photovoltaics an alternative to unlocking the energy market Author: Dr Lorenc Gordani Published, 9th April 2018 The recent interventions of the ministry and regulatory authority of the energy have already opened the way for the network to receive energy input produced by businesses and households through distributed resources based on the net metering scheme. To enable the above challenging process, the commercial and technical issues regulations remain essential. The main reason why many countries liberalized their power sectors and unbundled vertically integrated utilities was to introduce competition in the generation sector as well as to attract new investors in this activity. However, this process has been followed with different speeds, and the need to find a model is faced by hundreds of experts from across the globe over the past…
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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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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, Dr Lorenc Gordani, 15th December 2017   Albanian energy market has entered recently in a transformation that for many reasons were even difficult to be imagined only 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 comply 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 electricity as a commodity distributed…
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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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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 release 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 an 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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