Albania, openness towards electricity trading options

Albania, openness towards electricity trading options

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Albania, openness towards electricity trading options Analysis by Dr Lorenc Gordani, Legal Advisor in Albanian Energy Market, Professor in the Department of Justice at the UMB Edited by Irsida Sheshi, M.A. in Public Administration [pj-news-ticker] In the last few months, Tirana hosted the International Energy Charter Forum under the Albanian Chairmanship of the Energy Charter Conference. The high-level activity presided by Urban Rusnák‏, Sec. Gen. EnCharter focused on topics such as interconnections and regional integration, linking efficiency and renewable energy to sociological-economic benefits, regional shared prosperity, etc. Going back to the early ‘90’s, Albania has seen in the Energy Charter one of the first institutional drives for the reforms with an aim to open up its energy sector. This is a process that has recognized in the last year --…
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3rd Annual International Summit “Hydropower Balkans 2019”

3rd Annual International Summit “Hydropower Balkans 2019”

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3rd Annual International Investment Summit and Exhibition “Hydropower Balkans 2019” Date: 7-8 November 2019 Venue: Belgrade, Serbia Organiser: Vostock Capital [pj-news-ticker] Dear Partners and Colleagues, We’re delighted to announce the being part as advisory board of the Hydropower Balkans 2019, after the successful participation at the Summits 2018 and 2017. Participations that have seen the kept of a presentation on: - “Albania hydroelectric sector towards large and sustainable developments”. For more can be get from the PowerPoint slides presented at 2th edition Summit “Hydropower Balkans 2018”, organized by Vostock Capital among 6-8 November 2018, at the Splendid Conference Resort, Budva, Montenegro, and, - “Legal Granting Regime of Hydro’s in WBs”. For more can be get from the PowerPoints as kept at the conference “Balkans Hydropower Summit 2017” as well as…
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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 Analysis by Dr Lorenc Gordani Legal Advisor in Albanian Energy Market, Professor in the Department of Justice at the UMB [pj-news-ticker] Albania is in the 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 finalised with the adoption of a new law on the electricity sector…
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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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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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