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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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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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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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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Energy policy a factor of power and economic growth

Energy policy a factor of power and economic growth

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Energy policy a factor of power and economic growth, Dr Lorenc Gordani, 22th October 2017 [metaslider id=11349] Our energy system is on the brink of a revolution! Climate change imposes an increasingly binding constraint on the use of fossil fuels. Even, the fossil fuel-based energy has been such a powerful engine of growth, the above transition is an “golden” opportunity for a “green growth” through a development of new forms of economy that are self-resource efficient, oriented toward a proactive consume, clean and protective of the natural environment, etc. Afford of such challenges by public authorities request a long sight looking integrated approach: the energy assets are long-lived, that makes necessary the start decarbonizing of the energy systems early! Anticipating a future carbon constraint is often cheaper than risking stranded…
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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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Legal Granting Issues of HPP in the WBs

Legal Granting Issues of HPP in the WBs

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Report Release: “Legal Granting Issues of Hydroelectric Resources in the Western Balkans” by EuroElektra / Dr Lorenc Gordani, 22nd August 2017 Tirana, on 22nd August 2017 - ESC Adriatic has release the executive report, on “Legal Granting Issues of Hydroelectric Resources in the Western Balkans”, prepared by EuroElektra and ACERC under the scientific direction of Dr Lorenc Gordani. 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 are signatories and obliged to implement the entire EU legislative framework in their energy sector. In more, to replay to the concerns related with the Public Private Partnership (PPP) it is focus in an assessment of the main terms of the agreements based in the regime of…
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The electric contracts of the power supply in Albania

The electric contracts of the power supply in Albania

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The electric contracts of the power supply in Albania, Dr. Lorenc Gordani, 09th July 2017 Albanian electricity reforms that aim to make the country an exciting venue to work in the entire region!!! The last high-level summit, seen as a crucial for WBs countries bracing a fully alignment with EU energy legislation namely EU Third Energy Package. Now the focus is on specific measures to be implemented in the CPs’ in order to allow for competitive regional spot markets and consequently the coupling of markets across borders. To do that an essential prerequisite is the liberalisation of the national market through the implementation of the Directive 2009/72/EC dated 13 July 2009 "On common rules for the internal market in electricity”. Process that as seen the Albania giving a strong signal…
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Albania, from largest oil reserves to the hub of EU

Albania, from largest oil reserves to the hub of EU

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Albania, from the largest continental onshore oil reserves in Europe, to the new natural gas bridge between the Balkans and Italy, by Dr Lorenc Gordani, 30th June 2017 Petroleum and Gas Production: 1.4 mln ton/year Patos-Marinza Oil Reserves: 200 mln barrels Estimated Oil Reserves: 500 mln barrels Albania’s long history of oil production dates back some 2,000 years, when the Romans mined bitumen in the southwest (Apollonia, today the city of Fier) to caulk their ships. The first wells were drilled in the early 1900s, with Rockefeller’s Standard Oil and the predecessor of BP, Anglo Persian Oil Company, leading the expansion of Albania’s oil industry. In 1932, the largest European onshore oil field was discovered at Patos-Marinza, now operated by Bankers Petroleum. Crude oil production in Albania in 1929 was…
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