Summit and Exhibition Hydropower Balkans 2018

Summit and Exhibition Hydropower Balkans 2018

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2nd Annual International Investment Summit and Exhibition “Hydropower Balkans 2018” Date: 6-8 November 2018 Venue: Budva, Montenegro Organiser: Vostock Capital [metaslider id=15542] [pj-news-ticker] Dear Partners and Colleagues, It is a great pleasure to communicate the being part as advisory board of the Hydropower Balkans 2018, after the successful participation at the Summit “Hydropower Balkans 2017” Podgorica. A participation that seen the keep of a presentation on Legal Granting Regime of Hydro’s in WBs. For more can be find the PowerPoints as kept at the conference “Balkans Hydropower Summit 2017” as well as a fully executive report “Legal Granting Issues of Hydroelectric Resources in the Western Balkans” by EuroElektra / Dr Lorenc Gordani. The 2nd annual International investment Summit and Exhibition “Hydropower Balkans 2018” (6-8 November 2018, Budva, Montenegro) is a…
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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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Challenges on build-up a sustainable energy sector in Albania

Challenges on build-up a sustainable energy sector in Albania

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Challenges on build-up a sustainable energy sector in Albania Analyse by Adv. Lorenc Gordani, PhD [metaslider id=16057] 1. Drives shaping the future of energy in Albania 1.1 Rebalance of the energy paradigm Today the forces shaping the future of energy based to the drives of European integration process. So, Albania even without being part of the EU, regard the energy sector, due to its involvement in the Energy Community Treaty (EnCT) and global agreements in climate changes, has adopted already the legal framework, is strengthening the institutional participation, and have to work more on enforce the putting in practice the engagements taken at international level. Notwithstanding, this “nobles” drives, the create of an internal market of energy for the MS putted in act from a ‘92, has taken a long…
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Albania boost pilot projects and plans on energy efficiency

Albania boost pilot projects and plans on energy efficiency

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Albania boost pilot projects and plans on energy efficiency, by Dr Lorenc Gordani, 2nd January 2018 The efficiency sector has seen in the last period the signed of a grant agreement by 6.5m euros among Albanian and German public authorities, while it is already working in the implementing a project worth 9m euros for the renovation of university campus of Tirana. Saving energy through improving efficiency is one of the key components promoted by German government in Albania, bringing thought the KfW an investments package at 15m euros. Projects that are seen to be extend in ongoing to all the government buildings. Actually, the energy intensity in Albania, similar to other WBs economies, is very high compared to the average of the EU. The country remain 3 times more energy…
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Albanian prospects towards smart development

Albanian prospects towards smart development

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Albanian prospects towards smart development Dr. Lorenc Gordani, 5 April 2018 Albania is part of the global efforts to address climate change on the promote the transition to low carbon economies worldwide, including those taken in framework of Western Balkans region (WB6). Early the country has adopted an Integrated Planning System (IPS) to provide a set of operating principles for facilitating coordinated, coherent and integrated government policy planning. On above, the new Albania’s Power Sector Law and followed legislation in sustainable energies has provided direction for long-term planning in the energy sector that reflects the development goals of the country. The new Res law has putted the objectives for the energy sector achieving a 38% target. This will also help to reduce energy dependency on imports to 65% in 2020…
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EBRD confirms its commitment to the solar energy sector in Albania

EBRD confirms its commitment to the solar energy sector in Albania

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EBRD confirms its commitment to the solar energy sector in Albania, Dr Lorenc Gordani, 6th January 2018 The landscape of the Albanian solar sector has recently seen introduce of the important developments. The country is at a pivotal moment on deciding its optimal strategy for achieving a future with reduced carbon emissions and sustainable power sources. In framework of the Western Balkans (WBs) region - encompassing the European Union (EU) member states - Albania has adopted from 2012 the near-term renewable energy 38% targets for 2020. According to a last updates referred in the Monitor interview of the EBRD Director in Albania, Matteo Colangeli, it is confirmed that the competitive process for the first photovoltaic plant will take place this year. "Lastly, we are committed to assisting in the development…
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Improve the Governance for Energy Efficiency

Improve the Governance for Energy Efficiency

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Improve the Governance for Energy Efficiency WB6 Sustainability Charter Monitoring Report Energy Community Secretariat March 2018 Removing legal and regulatory barriers through amending or developing new legislation that will enable and promote ESCO (“energy service companies”) contracts, thus developing energy services markets (June 2017) The 2nd National Energy Efficiency Action Plan was adopted in December 2017, albeit with considerable delay. The plan includes measures to support the development of model contracts and the market for energy services. The 2015 Energy Efficiency Law introduced the ESCO concept and energy performance contracting. However, the adoption of the by-law to introduce ESCO market procedures and model contracts, and establishment of the energy efficiency fund to support ESCO projects in the public sector are still pending. The model contracts and legal gap analysis have…
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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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