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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HPP sector towards large and more sustainable developments

HPP sector towards large and more sustainable developments

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HPP sector towards large and more sustainable developments Annalise by Dr Lorenc Gordani Legal Adviser in Albania Energy Market [metaslider id="17560"] [pj-news-ticker] Albania like the rest of the Western Balkan countries, has continues encourage foreign capital to enter in the energy sector. Investments that have already reached about $ 1 billion, with growth in real term at 10% in 2017. The latest data shows that electricity produced by private sector have reached 33.7% of net domestic production. A high level that have led economic growth for the second consecutive quarter above the 4%. Considering, that the point of reference for any investment decision has to do with the rate of return, the comparative advantages of the Albanian hydroelectric (HPP) are numerous. At first, they are linked to the great natural…
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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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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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Webinar Records “Investment Potential of Balkan Hydropower” by Vostock Capital

Webinar Records “Investment Potential of Balkan Hydropower” by Vostock Capital

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Webinar Records “Investment Potential of Balkan Hydropower”, Vostock Capital”, 20th June 2017 Annalise by Dr Lorenc Gordani Legal Adviser in Albania Energy Market [pj-news-ticker] Acerc following the “Webinar: The Investment Potential of Balkan Hydropower”, which took place on Tue, Jun 20, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM BST, by Russian-British consulting company “Vostock Capital”, invite to find available for downloading the webinar records. Keynote speaker’s panellist: Nicholas Sofianos, Research Projects Coordinator, Institute of Energy for SE Europe (IENE), Dr Lorenc Gordani, Energy Adviser at ESC Adriatic, Chairman of Albanian Centre for Energy Regulation and Conservation Click here or more on the Investment Potential of Balkan Hydropower and here for other audio files by Dr Lorenc Gordani in energy field as well as here for a summery by IENE. The webinar…
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Albania’s PXs Set Up within the End of March 2017

Albania’s PXs Set Up within the End of March 2017

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Albania’s Power Exchange Set Up within the End of March 2017 Annalise by Dr Lorenc Gordani Legal Adviser in Albania Energy Market [pj-news-ticker] Albanian legal framework needed for the establishment of the organised electricity market is under development. Based on the Power Sector Law, the Council of Ministers adopted in July 2016 the Market Model which paves the way towards creating the Albanian power exchange. The Market Model is foreseen to be soon complemented with market rules that are in process of approving by the ERE. The decision to create a national electricity market by the Government of Albania will be the further important step for the future operation of the power sector in Albania. It will be in line with the international obligations of Albania vis-à-vis the Energy Community…
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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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Granting rights and A&M approach to HPPs

Granting rights and A&M approach to HPPs

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Granting rights and A&M approach to HPPs Annalise by Dr Lorenc Gordani Legal Adviser in Albania Energy Market [pj-news-ticker] Today, Albanian total installed capacity in hydropower hasreached at 2100 MW. Further, projects granted, but yet not developed, at 1785MW, and the hydropower potential studied, still unexploited, at around 615 MW.Therefore, in a synthesis, considering the theoretical potential by 4500 MW,today only 46% are exploited. As it is worth noting that the country can offerone of the lower cost of production (LCOE) of hydropower in the region. Therefore, taking into consideration the large number of awarded projects but still not developed, in this analyse, firstly, based in my daily empirical experience, it will concentrated in a briefly analysis of the legal framework on procedures to obtain a HPP, for the better…
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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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