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Good hydro conditions increased power output of EPBiH in Q1 2021

Date: 14.05.2021 Author: Peter Palčec
Good hydro conditions increased power output of EPBiH in Q1 2021Photo: www.elektroprivreda.ba

Elektroprivreda BiH (EPBiH), the largest power utility in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), generated 2,019 GWh of electricity in the first quarter of 2021, a 10.09% increase compared to the same period

BiH’s RiTE Gacko records sharp decline in operating profit for Q1 2021

Date: 13.05.2021 Author: Peter Palčec
BiH’s RiTE Gacko records sharp decline in operating profit for Q1 2021Photo: www.ritegacko-rs.ba

The operating profit of Republika Srpska's Gacko coal mine and thermal power plant (RiTE Gacko) dropped sharply to KM 257,355 (EUR 131,583) in the first quarter of 2021 compared to the same period in

Kosovo’s power exports down 44.63% in Q1 2021

Date: 13.05.2021 Author: Peter Palčec
Kosovo’s power exports down 44.63% in Q1 2021Photo: Roman Peklaj

Kosovo’s electricity exports amounted to 422.6 GWh in the first quarter of 2021, down 44.63% compared to the same period in 2020, according to the Kosovar statistical office.

Strong fuel rally drives up SEE power prices - EQ

Date: 11.05.2021 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Strong fuel rally drives up SEE power prices - EQPhoto: ACER

The recent very strong fuel rally and EU carbon prices moving towards EUR 53/t have pushed up spot power prices in south east Europe (SEE), shows Montel’s Energy Quantified (EQ) data.

Operations of Slovenia's HSE group 'covered' until 2023 – HSE CEO

Date: 11.05.2021 Author: Valerija Hozjan, Tanja Srnovršnik
Operations of Slovenia's HSE group 'covered' until 2023 – HSE CEOPhoto: arhiv Energetike.NET

The HSE group has sufficient liquidity to cover its operations for the next two years, said the group’s CEO Viktor Vracar on Friday.

Slovenia’s Sostanj coal plant could close as early as 2024 - government official

Date: 06.05.2021 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik, Valerija Hozjan
Slovenia’s Sostanj coal plant could close as early as 2024 - government officialPhoto: TEŠ

High carbon prices could force the Slovenian Sostanj coal plant to close as early as 2024, said Hinko Solinc from the Slovenian ministry of infrastructure on Thursday.

EU policy could make gas plants uneconomical after 2030

Date: 06.05.2021 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
EU policy could make gas plants uneconomical after 2030Photo: Roman Peklaj

South east European countries should focus on renewables and not gas when phasing out coal, as the EU wants a very quick green transition, said Montel’s editor on Thursday.

CBAM may cause huge problems for Western Balkans – Energy Community

Date: 06.05.2021 Author: Peter Palčec
CBAM may cause huge problems for Western Balkans – Energy CommunityPhoto: Pixabay

Western Balkan countries could face huge issues if the EU carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM) is implemented and no domestic carbon systems are in place, said the director of the Energy

High CO2 price to cause pre-2033 closure of Slovenia’s coal plant - Eles CEO

Date: 04.05.2021 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
High CO2 price to cause pre-2033 closure of Slovenia’s coal plant - Eles CEOPhoto: 

High EU carbon prices, which topped EUR 50/t on Tuesday, are likely to cause the Slovenian Šoštanj coal plant to close “much earlier” than 2033, says the head of Slovenian electricity TSO, Eles.

Montenegro’s new energy strategy to focus on renewables - PM

Date: 29.04.2021 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Montenegro’s new energy strategy to focus on renewables - PMPhoto: Roman Peklaj

Montenegro is drafting a new energy strategy, which will focus on renewables in a bid for the country to gradually reduce CO2 emissions to zero, said the country’s prime minister on Wednesday.

Serbia to complete 30-year energy development strategy by November

Date: 27.04.2021 Author: Peter Palčec
Serbia to complete 30-year energy development strategy by NovemberPhoto: www.pixabay.com

Serbia will complete the drafting of an energy development strategy for the period up to 2050 by November 2021, according to Serbia’s minister of mining and energy, Zorana Mihajlović.

Biomass offers no alternative for Slovenia’s coal units

Date: 27.04.2021 Author: Valerija Hozjan, Tanja Srnovršnik
Biomass offers no alternative for Slovenia’s coal unitsPhoto: Alenka Lena Klopčič

Biomass can only be used for co-incineration in Slovenia’s Šoštanj thermal power plant, and thus does not present the same alternative for cost-efficient conversion from coal as it does in



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