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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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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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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The Black Sea region’s renewable energy potential on the agenda

The Black Sea region’s renewable energy potential on the agenda

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The Black Sea region’s renewable energy potential on the agenda Energy Week Black Sea 2020 Summit Date: 29th – 30th September 2020 [metaslider id="20453"] [pj-news-ticker] Dear Partners and Colleagues, It is a great pleasure to communicate, that in less than a month, the energy community will get together online to discuss the renewable energy potential of the Black Sea countries. The high-level international investment conference Energy Week Black Sea will take place on a virtual event platform on 29-30 September bringing together the authorities, project operators of Ukraine, Georgia, Romania, Turkey and Bulgaria, as well as IFIs/DFIs, multinational energy companies. A limited amount of free passes is available for representatives of state organisations, renewable energy associations and IFIs. To register, please fill in the form. For standard passes (pricing) please…
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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 presents the Skavica hydropower plant by 500 Mil/Euro

Albania presents the Skavica hydropower plant by 500 Mil/Euro

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Albania presents the Skavica hydropower plant by 500 Mil/Euro Analysis by Dr Lorenc Gordani Professor, Tirana Business University (TBU) [pj-news-ticker] Prime Minister Edi Rama at the opening ceremony of the Skavica HPP project has shown-up the preliminary work done during the perform of pre-feasibility of HPP Skavica project. The outcome study prepared that have been waiting from a while and was pre-announced at the start of the Karavasta PV 140 MW project on 27 May 2020, is a product of the high level of a team experts of the IPF6 consortium (Infrastructure Facility Project) funded as part of the Western Balkans Investment Framework - WBIF, an EU instrument fund that have contributed with a grant by 1.5 Million Euros since 2017. Finally, the team has started the work in January…
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Albanian Policies on Renewable and Efficiency Developments

Albanian Policies on Renewable and Efficiency Developments

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Albanian Policies on Renewable and Efficiency Developments Analysis by Dr Lorenc Gordani Legal Advisor in Albanian Energy Market [pj-news-ticker] In this presentation, I will concentrate in highlights of the main short action plans and long-term strategy on the energy sector, for helping the understanding of the complexity, the challenging and the opportunity them opens toward the Albanian in its energy transition road. I. The energy transition opens to alternative resources in Albania An overview of the latest updates on renewable The Albanian energy market is undergoing a full restructuring process and a deep renovation. The above profound energy transition, in the renewable sector, has been lately crowned with the approval of the new Consolidated National Action Plan on Renewable Energy Sources 2019-2020. The action plan already in force by the…
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Technical studies on energy infrastructure

Technical studies on energy infrastructure

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Technical studies on energy infrastructure Analysis by Dr Lorenc Gordani Legal Advisor in Albanian Energy Market [pj-news-ticker] The development of the energy sector in Albania, as referred by the latest data’s of Instat, is confirmed as strategic for the growth of the entire economy. However, despite the multi-importance for the economy, energy investments traditionally have presented complex challenges in their deployment in practice, which have requested a continued review with the aim of improving the legal framework in force. In fact, the involvement in new generation capacity is a very complex infrastructural work in open space mostly in remote areas, as well as the beginning of production of a very sensitive commodity like is the energy. Normally these investments are built to operate above the 30-40 years, which make their…
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Albania integration into the European energy network

Albania integration into the European energy network

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Albania integration into the European energy network Analysis by Dr Lorenc Gordani Legal Advisor in Albanian Energy Market [pj-news-ticker] Albania-Kosovo Agreement on a Regulatory Block The Albanian energy market is going through a process of complete restructuring and the country, together with the Kosovo energy system, is close to releasing its power exchange. A process considered only a first step of further going on market coupling integrations with the regional power exchanges included the broader option of the coupling with Italy. In the same time, the all is accompanied by a strongly increasingly of the framework of the deregulation of energy supplies for the final consumers. On above, the very fluid situation has seen one of the last most essential development in the signing of the historic agreement for the…
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