Time for a paradigm shift from hydro to photovoltaic!

Time for a paradigm shift from hydro to photovoltaic!

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Time for a paradigm shift from hydro to photovoltaic! Author: Dr Lorenc Gordani Legal Adviser in Albania Energy Market [pj-news-ticker] Dear Partners and Colleagues, To whom is interested in knowing more on the excellent opportunities in opening on the photovoltaic market in Albania, with a great pleasure I would see to recommend the Expo & Forum - 2nd Edition 2018. Albanian legal framework recently is prepared by fully responding to the concerns verified so far in practice, aiming for a shift paradigm towards photovoltaics. The fact is that the costs of photovoltaics are continuously decreasing. However, new the skills are needed to make that hydroelectric do not remain the only one that traditionally seen deployment in Albania. Therefore, come to visit the most prominent companies involved in photovoltaics, that will…
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Major investment projects of Hydropower Plants in the Balkans

Major investment projects of Hydropower Plants in the Balkans

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Major investment projects for the construction and modernisation of Hydropower Plants in the Balkans A team of analysts from Vostock Capital has prepared a report on hydropower development projects in the Balkans. Request the full list of investment projects: http://www.hydropowerbalkans.com/en/request-the-full-list-of-investment-projects/ Among the major investment projects: Kosinj/Senj development project (Republic of Croatia) Project envisages reconstruction of the Sklope HPP and the construction of new facilities: the Kosinj reservoir (vol. 330 mil m3), the Kosinj HPP (33.7 MW) and the Senj II HPP (380 MW). Additionally, several tunnels and canals are to be constructed. The compensation basin will be enlarged with a new basin to ensure additional volume of ca 2.1 million m3. The estimated investment is EUR 500 million and the envisaged construction period is 7 years. Cebren and Galiste HPPs (Republic of Macedonia) The…
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What makes a HPP project a success or a failure?

What makes a HPP project a success or a failure?

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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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Time for a paradigm shift from hydro to photovoltaic?

Time for a paradigm shift from hydro to photovoltaic?

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Time for a paradigm shift from hydro to photovoltaic? Author: Dr Lorenc Gordani Legal Adviser in Albania Energy Market 1. A Snapshot in Albanian Generation Capacity Albania is fully dependent on hydropower for electricity generation; nearly 100 per cent of the country’s domestically produced electricity comes from hydropower. The mountainous nation is home to eight major river systems and more 140 mid-small fluvial streams. The major of them, Drin River located in northern Albania, hosts a relevant cascade with four hydropower stations for an installed capacity around 1,400 MW. Notwithstanding more than 25 years of efforts to develop the private sector of generation, the public incumbent still represents around 65% of the country’s total electricity production. The remaining 100 MW of installed capacity, distributed over the country, have passed in…
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Energy sector sets targets by 2030

Energy sector sets targets by 2030

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Energy sector sets targets by 2030 Author: Dr Lorenc Gordani Legal Consultant for the Energy Market The last July meeting of the Council of Ministers among other saw the adoption of a new strategy for the energy sector by 2030. The drafting of which is the result of a process that has lasted for several years and has been in previous presented to the public on March 26, 2018. The new strategic framework in ongoing based on two main pillars: the development of reforms on foster market liberalisation and regional integration, and huge investment on sustainable development driven by participation in the Energy Community initiative and in particular at international level by the Paris Agreement for climate change. The 2018-2030 energy strategy comes after a period of dynamic changes for…
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Open Debate Hydropower Caspian and Central Asia, Balkans, Latin America

Open Debate Hydropower Caspian and Central Asia, Balkans, Latin America

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Join the Open Discussion on new hydropower hot spots - Caspian, Central Asia, Latin America and the Balkans [metaslider id=16945] 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 Dear Partners and Colleagues, It is a great pleasure to communicate the open Debate Hydropower Caspian and Central Asia, Balkans, Latin America to will be held on October 16, 2018 in Gdansk, Poland. Sufficient hydro resources make Caspian, Latin America, Central Asia and the Balkans regions the most promising emerging hydropower markets. While the industry in these regions offers great opportunities, it also comes with complex challenges and risks that vary significantly depending on region, country, type and scale of projects. Join the debate to provide yourself with…
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Prospectus of winning bid for first Albanian PV by 50 MW

Prospectus of winning bid for first Albanian PV by 50 MW

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Prospectus of winning bid for first Albanian PV by 50 MW Author: Dr Lorenc Gordani Legal Adviser in Albania Energy Market In this analyse we will try to offer an overview of the works to be done to obtain a winning outcome in the auction for the first large solar park by 50 MW in Albania. Even the issues are complex and requires in-depth considerations, the keep of these steps as concise as possible, not only will assure the possibility of a winning bid but above all ensure that the project will be financed with low interest rates and implemented successfully along the next 30 years. The new political and legal framework in place The new energy sector strategy up to 2030 based on two main pillars: the development of…
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5th edition, ACI’s Hydropower Development 2018

5th edition, ACI’s Hydropower Development 2018

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5th edition, ACI’s Hydropower Development 2018 Dear Partners and Colleagues, It is a great pleasure to communicate, after the successful along collaboration, the being part as advisory board of the Hydropower Development 2018. Already on its 5th edition, ACI’s Hydropower Development 2018 will bring together senior executives and experts from the hydropower industry, policy makers, consultants, technology innovators, engineers, investors, project developers and leading market analysts to discuss the latest challenges and developments  within the industry. The two day event will give an insight to the industry`s latest policy evaluations and, while focusing largely on hydro power production & development in Europe, will also concentrate on updates and future forecasts on future environmental & energy trends and its impact on both, hydro power operations & market dynamics. Hydropower Development 2018 will focus…
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Albania paves way to auction for solar parks

Albania paves way to auction for solar parks

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Albania paves way to auction for solar parks Author: Dr. Lorenc Gordani Legal Adviser on Energy Issues The up to here experience with photovoltaic parks by 2 MW serves as a good base for more relevant investments. A new procedure released aims auctions by 10-30 MW for a total of 100 MW. Thus, fundamental became the learn lessons from mistakes in hydropower plants but also those made by other countries in photovoltaics! Today, the possibility of producing solar energy in Albania is no more a novelty! Even recently, the government has increased the capacity offered for photovoltaic investments for a total up to 120 megawatts. For plants by to 2 MW, the current purchase price based on the formula that is calculated on the parameters of return on long-term investment,…
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Solar energy determinant on the policy 2020

Solar energy determinant on the policy 2020

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Solar energy determinant on the policy 2020 Author: Dr. Lorenc Gordani Legal Adviser on Energy Market The development of alternative renewable energies, and especially those from the sun and wind, in order to diversify and optimize the energy production in Albania, have become the main objective in the strategic energy sector. In this regard, while is being implemented in practice the first floor of photovoltaics by 20 MW, the renewed action plan (NREAP 2020) has triple the total amount of photovoltaic capacity, ranging from 40 MW at 120 MW, and doubling as far as that of the wind. A strategic development that come as part of an agreement between the energy ministry and the EBRD signed the beginning of May 2017, and then between the EBRD and the Energy Secretariat…
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