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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Last developments in the sustainable energy market in Albania

Last developments in the sustainable energy market in Albania

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Last developments in the sustainable energy market in Albania Analysis by Dr Lorenc Gordani Head of the Department of Professional Masters Tirana Business University (TBU) [pj-news-ticker] Based on the last updates, the here article on Albania towards the era of Power Exchange, sustainability and energy efficiency, it wants to start mentioning that recently, the WEF’s Energy Transition Index 2021 ranks Albania as the best in the Western Balkan region, taking the 25th spot. Private sector involvement and developments in RES Twenty new plants have entered production over the last year, out of which 18 in hydro and two photovoltaic. Their total installed capacity is estimated at 227 MW, where most of this capacity belongs to the Moglica Hydropower Plant. In total, the installed capacity of private generation power plants reached…
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Energy Arbitration Disputes and Trends in Albania by Lorenc Gordani

Energy Arbitration Disputes and Trends in Albania by Lorenc Gordani

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Energy Arbitration Disputes and Trends in Albania Analysis by Dr Lorenc Gordani Head of the Department of Professional Masters Tirana Business University (TBU) [pj-news-ticker] 1. The prospect of new arbitration law in Albania 1.1. Overview on the actual legal domestic framework ruling the arbitration After the transformation of ‘90, Albania has no specific law on arbitration, and the rules governing domestic arbitration were incorporated in the Civil Procedures Code, enacted in 1996. The chapter was based on the UNCITRAL Model Law in International Commercial Arbitration (1985). Unfortunately, despite the ongoing Albanian legislator’s endeavours to implement disputes towards arbitration, very few disputes have been settled during the years. The Albanian government decided to undertake reform to increase local business awareness and trust to use arbitration instead of litigation. To this end,…
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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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Free Webinar: Status of major projects on construction and modernization of HPPs in the Balkans

Free Webinar: Status of major projects on construction and modernization of HPPs in the Balkans

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Free Webinar: “Status of major projects on construction and modernization of HPPs in the Balkans” Date: April 23, 11:00 am GMT Location: Online (Free) [pj-news-ticker] Dear Partners and Colleagues, Following our long-term partnership with the Vostock Capital it is a great pleasure to communicate, the forthcoming Free Webinar: “Status of major projects on construction and modernization of HPPs in the Balkans”, on the April 23, 11:00 am (GMT). Today hydropower in the Balkans accounts for about 50% of region’s installed capacity, which is 12.5 GW generated by 53 middle and large HPPs and 203 SHPPs. The technical potential is about three times above the actual usage which is 36 GW. More than 30 hydropower investment projects on construction, rehabilitation and expansion will be developed in the Balkans during the next…
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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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Address of administrative barriers for an accelerate uptake of renewable

Address of administrative barriers for an accelerate uptake of renewable

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Address of administrative barriers for an accelerate uptake of renewable Annalise by Dr Lorenc Gordani Legal Adviser in Albania Energy Market [pj-news-ticker] At the begin of February 2017, the Parliament of Albania passed the Law on Promotion of the Use of Energy from Renewable Sources. A new legal framework that has been strongly supported by the Secretariat of Energy Community, with the aim to positively affect legal framework to improve both compliances with the acquis and investor confidence. In the framework of the WB6 Sustainability Charter, the country has agreed to step-up the ongoing efforts to reform and integrate electricity markets and to become a part of the global response to climate change. The status in promotion of renewable energy, as included in the implementation reports, shows that the transposition…
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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 released 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 a 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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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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