Quo vadis hydropower?

Quo vadis hydropower?

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Quo vadis hydropower? Clean Energy package, Water Framework Directive, Energy Union   [pj-news-ticker] Actual political development at RENEXPO® INTERHYDRO, November 29th and 30th, Salzburg Salzburg, November 2018: Hydropower is a major contributor to generating renewable power in the European Union: more than 50% of the electricity generated from renewable energy sources comes from hydropower plants. However, hydropower development in EU Member States is often thwarted by the provisions of the Water Framework Directive. The ongoing evaluation process of this EU legislation offers a chance for the European hydropower sector to promote its interests and key demands. Since more than three years, EU Member States and institutions develop and negotiate the so called EU Energy Union which foresees a fundamental transformation of Europe’s energy system towards a system based on renewable energy,…
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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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The legal structure of the HPP investments on risk mitigation in WBs

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

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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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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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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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Financial sustainability issues of renewable investments

Financial sustainability issues of renewable investments

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Financial sustainability issues of renewable investments Annalise by Dr Lorenc Gordani Legal Adviser in Albania Energy Market [pj-news-ticker] Albanian rapidly growing economy above 4% requires additional electricity to ensure the affordability of its industrial operations. However the country remain nett-importer, for 30-60%, from 1998 with two exception of 2010 and 2016 and this seems to be the third one in the last 25 years. On above, one of the limit factor is due to the high dependence in renewable resources. Further, notwithstanding the complete absence of a mix of energy, a particular concern has to be find in the scarce use of the call for capacity tender and the undiversified tariff used for utilizable natural resources in sector. Then, independently by the favourable technical factors in different renewable resources, low…
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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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Cost Effective O&M Strategies in European PV Market

Cost Effective O&M Strategies in European PV Market

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Cost Effective O&M Strategies in European PV Market Dear Partners and Colleagues, It is a great pleasure to communicate, the forthcoming of the Cost Effective O&M Strategies in European PV Market. Grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) systems are expected to increase over the coming decade and will put a premium on achieving optimal performance and reliability. ACI’s Cost Effective O&M Strategies in European PV Market conference will bring together the leading executives and experts from across the industry, where we shall discuss solar operations and maintenance (O&M), asset management (AM) and issues for utility-scale projects, including the overall industry learning curve, contractual challenges, and common gaps in planning. The conference will also address the factors that influence energy storage and improved remote monitoring, as well as the role of upcoming trends in digitalization…
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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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Join the Open Discussion on new hydropower hot spots

Join the Open Discussion on new hydropower hot spots

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Join the Open Discussion on new hydropower hot spots - Caspian, Central Asia, Latin America and the Balkans [pj-news-ticker] Event: Open Debate Hydropower Caspian and Central Asia, Balkans, Latin America Date: 16 October, 2018 Venue: Gdansk, Poland, 17:30-19:30            Organiser: Vostock Capital We’re delighted to announce the Open Hydropower Debate that will be held on 16th October 2018 in Gdansk, Poland. Register for FREE https://www.hydropowercongress.com/en/debates/   Join the experts in hydropower industry to enjoy networking and evening cocktails. This is the perfect setting to consider all the pros and cons of working in hydropower industry in promising regions of Caspian and Central Asia, Latin America and the Balkans. The Proposition: This house believes that new hydropower hot spots are not in Central Europe The speakers are: Proposition: Øystein Lilleland, Head of Global Market, Norconsult…
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