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Romanian RWEA Proposes Retraining of Mining SpecialistsPhoto: www.pixabay.com

Romanian RWEA Proposes Retraining of Mining Specialists

May 24, 2019 | Peter Palčec
Electricity | RES and EE | Coal | New technologies

The Romanian Wind Energy Association (RWEA) has proposed an ambitious project that involves the training and retraining of people in Romanian areas that are dependent on the usage of coal and coal electricity generation, states a press release from the Romanian Energy Ministry. RWEA, together with its members, such as Monsson - RESS Romanian and ČEZ Romania, the Romanian Ministry of Energy and...


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Construction Works Begin on Bulgaria-Greece Gas InterconnectionPhoto: www.gov.bg

Construction Works Begin on Bulgaria-Greece Gas Interconnection

May 23, 2019 | Peter Palčec
Natural gas | Energy policy | Economy

Construction works on the Bulgaria-Greece gas interconnector (IGB) officially started on 22 May. The inauguration ceremony was attended by the Bulgarian and Greek prime ministers, Boyko Borissov and Alexis Tsipras. The Bulgaria-Greece gas interconnector will connect the Greek gas transmission system in the area of Komotini to the Bulgarian gas transmission system in the area of Stara Zagora,...


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Croatian HEP Opskrba Launches Public Call For RES ProjectsPhoto: Energetika.NET archive

Croatian HEP Opskrba Launches Public Call For RES Projects

May 23, 2019 | Peter Palčec
Electricity | RES and EE

The Croatian state-owned power utility Hrvatska elektroprivreda (HEP) and its supply subsidiary HEP Opskrba have announced a public call for assigning funds for renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy management projects, worth HRK 1 million, (EUR 134,665). The funds for the projects are provided from the sale of electricity, which is entirely generated from renewable energy sources and is...


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Bulgarian Small PV Plants Owners Demand Electricity Price IncreasePhoto: Gorenje Solar

Bulgarian Small PV Plants Owners Demand Electricity Price Increase

May 23, 2019 | Peter Palčec
Electricity | RES and EE | Energy policy

Owners of small photovoltaic plants in Bulgaria have threatened civil disobedience if the purchase price of electricity produced from green sources does not increase. They have threatened traffic blockades and demanded the resignations of Bulgaria’s energy minister and the head of the Bulgarian energy regulator. The ministry replied that Bulgaria has over-subsidised the construction of small...


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EBRD Tightens Standards for HPPsPhoto: Alenka Žumbar

EBRD Tightens Standards for HPPs

May 22, 2019 | Tanja Srnovršnik
Electricity | RES and EE | Energy policy | Economy

As a result of public resistance to small-scale hydropower projects in the Balkans, from the beginning of 2020 the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will ask commercial banks to refer all high-risk projects – including all hydropower plants (HPPs) – for additional checks. The EBRD also requires them to meet higher environmental standards than previously, said CEE...


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Romanian Regulator Working on RES AggregationPhoto: Energetika.NET archive

Romanian Regulator Working on RES Aggregation

May 22, 2019 | Tanja Srnovršnik
Electricity | RES and EE | Energy policy

The Romanian energy regulator, ANRE, announced that it is working on legislation for the aggregation of different renewable sources, such as wind and solar, reported energynomics.ro....


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Montenegrin Activists Against Construction of Small Hydropower PlantsPhoto: Martina Budal

Montenegrin Activists Against Construction of Small Hydropower Plants

May 22, 2019 | Peter Palčec
Electricity | RES and EE | Energy policy | Ecology

Environmental activists, as well as the EU, are concerned about the proliferation of small hydropower plants in Montenegro and their impact on rivers. The activists in Montenegro have submitted a petition to parliament calling for a moratorium on the construction of small hydropower plants due to their impact on rivers and water supply, reported Balkaninsight.com....


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MOL Teams Up With InoBat for Development of Hydrogen Projects in CEEPhoto: Ankica Đukić

MOL Teams Up With InoBat for Development of Hydrogen Projects in CEE

May 21, 2019 | Tanja Srnovršnik
Natural gas | Transport | New technologies

The Hungarian oil and gas company MOL has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the development of hydrogen technology projects in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) with the regional accelerator InoBat, the two parties said on Friday....


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Slovenian Petrol Group’s Net Profit Up 2% in Q1 2019Photo: Petrol

Slovenian Petrol Group’s Net Profit Up 2% in Q1 2019

May 20, 2019 | Tanja Srnovršnik
Electricity | Natural gas | Oil and oil derivates | Economy

The Slovenian Petrol Group generated an adjusted gross profit of EUR 112.1 million in the first quarter of 2019, up 10% compared to the same period of 2018. The Petrol Group’s net profit amounted to EUR 18.2 million, up 2% from the same period of 2018, said Petrol on Friday....


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Albanian Government Approves Establishment of Power ExchangePhoto: Roman Peklaj

Albanian Government Approves Establishment of Power Exchange

May 17, 2019 | Tanja Srnovršnik
Electricity | Energy policy

The Albanian government approved on 15 May the establishment of the Albanian power exchange APEX, which will operate the day-ahead and intraday trading platforms, said Albania’s Minister of Infrastructure and Energy, Belinda Balluku, on Thursday....


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