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FutureFlow: Consumers Ready to Be Active, As Evidenced By Slovenian TalumPhoto: Roman Peklaj

FutureFlow: Consumers Ready to Be Active, As Evidenced By Slovenian Talum

October 17, 2019 | Tanja Srnovršnik, Vienna
Electricity | RES and EE

The FutureFlow project has shown that consumers are ready to become active participants on the power market, said Rok Lacko from the Slovenian energy company GEN-I on Tuesday at the FutureFlow Final Conference in Vienna, Austria. Boštjan Korošec of Slovenia’s Talum agreed: as he told Energetika.NET, this aluminium producer is now getting ready to seek further energy consumers (in addition to...


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DR/DG and Batteries Entering Slovenian Ancillary Services MarketPhoto: ELES

DR/DG and Batteries Entering Slovenian Ancillary Services Market

October 17, 2019 | Tanja Srnovršnik, Vienna
Electricity | RES and EE | Energy policy | New technologies

The Slovenian electricity TSO, ELES, is planning to make all procurement of capacity on the ancillary services market in Slovenia market-based as of 2020. Additionally, the TSO envisages that demand response and distributed generation (DR/DG) will play a considerable part in the manual frequency restoration reserve (mFRR) services, while batteries will play a considerable role in the automatic...


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Slovenia’s Coal Mining Region Explores Options for TransformationPhoto: Pozitivna Slovenija

Slovenia’s Coal Mining Region Explores Options for Transformation

October 15, 2019 | Alenka Lena Klopčič
Electricity | Coal | Energy policy | Economy

In the 1990s, many regions in the UK underwent the mine closure and decarbonisation process; today, these regions have even more jobs than in their coal mining era, said the British Ambassador to Slovenia, HMA Sophie Honey, on Friday at ‘Tea with Reason: Closing the Velenje coal mine and decarbonising the Šaleška valley’, an event organised in Velenje by the British-Slovenian Chamber of...


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EC: SEE Imported 1.6 TWh of Electricity in Q2 2019Photo: ACER

EC: SEE Imported 1.6 TWh of Electricity in Q2 2019

October 9, 2019 | Tanja Srnovršnik
Electricity

South Eastern Europe (SEE), which includes Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece and Serbia, shifted from being a net exporter in the second quarter (Q2) of 2018 to importing 1.6 TWh in Q2 2019, as uneven hydro generation and high carbon emissions costs for local lignite units drove power prices too high to be competitive in neighbouring markets, according to the European Commission’s quarterly report on...


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ACER: EU Gas Demand Down 3.7% in 2018, Falling Trend Continues at Start of 2019Photo: Gazprom

ACER: EU Gas Demand Down 3.7% in 2018, Falling Trend Continues at Start of 2019

October 8, 2019 | Tanja Srnovršnik
Electricity | Natural gas | Energy policy

Demand for gas in the EU decreased by 3.7% to 5,047 TWh in 2018, mainly due to weather conditions and lower gas-fired power generation, according to the latest Gas Wholesale Market Volume of the annual Market Monitoring Report (MMR) produced by the EU Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER), published on Friday. Gas demand has decreased again in 2019 (up to April) at a 1%...


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En.trading 019: Next Challenges for Slovenian BSP - CACM and Clean Energy PackagePhoto: Roman Peklaj

En.trading 019: Next Challenges for Slovenian BSP - CACM and Clean Energy Package

October 1, 2019 | Tanja Srnovršnik, Skopje
Electricity | Energy policy

Liquidity is the holy grail all power exchanges pursue, and the liquidity on the Slovenian exchange BSP increased with market coupling, said Anže Predovnik, the director of BSP, on Thursday at Energetika.NET's En.trading seminar 019 in Skopje, North Macedonia. Now that Slovenia is coupled on all borders, and it will also be coupled in intraday mode by the end of the year, the next challenges stem...


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En.trading 019: Study on Carbon Pricing in EnC to be Finalised in Spring 2020Photo: Alenka Lena Klopčič

En.trading 019: Study on Carbon Pricing in EnC to be Finalised in Spring 2020

September 26, 2019 | Tanja Srnovršnik, Skopje
Electricity | RES and EE | Coal | Energy policy | CO2 emissions

As EU countries, including Greece, are shutting down their coal-fired power plants, they are looking at what will happen in the Western Balkan countries that still lack carbon pricing, thus making their power production from coal still competitive, said Jasmina Trhulj from the Energy Community (EnC) Secretariat on Thursday at Montel Energetika.NET's En.trading seminar 019 in Skopje, North...


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Energy Community Expects to Adopt First Four CEP Legal Acts Next YearPhoto: Tanja Srnovršnik

Energy Community Expects to Adopt First Four CEP Legal Acts Next Year

September 25, 2019 | Tanja Srnovršnik
Natural gas | RES and EE | Energy policy

While the EU member states have already started to transpose the fourth (clean) energy package, the Energy Community contracting parties are still working on the third energy package. However, the Energy Community will probably adopt the first four legal acts of the Clean Energy Package (CEP) next year: the energy efficiency directive, the renewable energy sources directive, the energy performance...


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OSMOSE Project Partners Working on Near Real-Time Cross Border Energy MarketPhoto: Roman Peklaj

OSMOSE Project Partners Working on Near Real-Time Cross Border Energy Market

September 24, 2019 | Tanja Srnovršnik
Electricity | RES and EE | New technologies

Work on the ‘near real-time cross border energy market’ is one part of the OSMOSE (Optimal System-Mix Of flexibility Solutions for European electricity) project. The aim of this project is to extend the trading timeframe over the borders, efficiently increase energy exchange over borders, and to increase the value of conventional flexible units, all in order to extract the most value from the...


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FutureFlow: When TSOs, Market Players, and Consumers Join ForcesPhoto: Roman Peklaj

FutureFlow: When TSOs, Market Players, and Consumers Join Forces

September 20, 2019 | Alenka Lena Klopčič
Electricity | RES and EE | New technologies

In the future, the flexibility of the electricity system, which is already undergoing an profound transformation, will be based on the option of centralised storage, the use of green gas, renewables, and demand response, said Darko Kramar of the Slovenian electricity TSO ELES, opening a session at the International Conference on the European Energy Market (EEM19), organised by the Laboratory of...


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