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Connecting Green Hydrogen Europe 2022

Region’s High-end Event towards Green Hydrogen Future in Europe

Europe is going green, and hydrogen will lead the way. The region has committed to transitioning its energy system to a more climate-friendly footing. Its target is to remove approximately 2,800 megatons (Mt) of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2050.  Hydrogen will be an important part of the overall EU strategy for energy system integration.

https://www.europe.gh2events.com/

 

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Energy Week Western Balkans 2022

The event brings together authorities and energy companies from AlbaniaMontenegroNorth MacedoniaSerbiaBosnia and Herzegovina, and Kosovo as well as international financial institutions and major multinational investors, EPC and consultancy firms for a dialogue aimed at fostering the deployment of renewable energy in the region and attracting foreign direct investment.

Solar PV

One of many things the Western Balkan’s countries have in common is the enormous solar energy potential and the fact that it is almost untapped yet. Two solar projects (100 and 140 MW) were awarded to a renewable energy developer in Albania in 2021. The Serbian government is in talks to sign a contract with the US-based company to develop 1 GW of solar power projects across the country. One of the biggest projects of North Macedonia contracted lately is that of two PV plants (100 MW) at the former TPP Oslomej coal mine. The 262 MW Briska Gora PV plant project development is in full swing in Montenegro. The Ministry of Energy and Mining of the Republic of Srpska (BiH) announced the works on ERS’s solar power plant Trebinje 1 (73 MW) could start in the spring and that two more of 55 MW each, are planned in the same locality. The Government of Kosovo signed an agreement with IFC in 2021 to support the development of a 50 MW Solar PV Power Plant.

Wind Energy

The opportunities for deployment of wind energy are extensive in the Western Balkans. Serbia alone has over 2.7 GW of wind energy projects in the pipeline; a 300 MW Vetrozelena wind farm project is developing in full swing among others. Albania has launched its first tender for utility-scale onshore wind power plants this year. The Government of North Macedonia has given the green light to a German wind developer for the 415 MW Virovi wind farm. Chinese investors are planning to start the construction of the 84 MW Ivonik wind farm in Bosnia and Herzegovina, whereas representatives of a German wind developer presented the propositions and projects for the construction of future wind farms with a total capacity of 1.07 GW to the prime minister. The construction of the 102.6 MW Selac wind farm in Kosovo’s Mitrovica municipality, a project worth 170 million euros in which the main investor is an Israeli renewable energy company, was completed this year.

Hydropower

The Western Balkans has the largest remaining unexploited hydropower potential in Europe. And although there have been some breaks, the hydropower boom is very much ongoing with both big and small projects being in various phases of development around the region. Albania’s Power Corporation (KESH) signed an agreement this year to begin the early works for the 210 MW Skavica HPP on the Drin river. In Serbia, investments in new large-scale HPPs include the construction of pumped storage hydropower plants Đerdap 3 (2,400 MW)and Bistrica (680 MW). In North Macedonia, nine bidders have been selected in the first phase of the international call for the construction of the 333 MW Chebren HPP and moved on to technical negotiations before submitting their final bids, expected in January 2022. State-owned power utilities Elektroprivreda Crne Gore (EPCG) and Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS) are in talks over joint construction of the 155 MW Komarnica HPP in Montenegro.

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Plani Kombëtar i Republikës Së Shqipërisë Për Energjinë Dhe Klimën 2021 – DRAFT

 VLERËSIMI STRATEGJIK MJEDISOR

Vlerësimi Strategjik Mjedisor (VSM) është një nga instrumentet kryesore për integrimin e shqetësimeve për aspektet mjedisore dhe të parimeve të zhvillimit të qëndrueshëm në planifikimin dhe vendimmarrjen strategjike. Ai është një mjet i njohur në nivel ndërkombëtar për planifikimin me pjesëmarrje i cili përdoret për të analizuar dhe integruar shqetësimet për aspektet mjedisore dhe shëndetësore në politikat, planet dhe programet e propozuara.


Vlerësimi Strategjik Mjedisor (VSM) mund të konsiderohet si “një proces sistematik dhe paraprak që ndërmerret me qëllim analizimin e efekteve mjedisore të planeve, programeve dhe masave të tjera strategjike të propozuara, si dhe integrimin e konkluzioneve në procesin e vendimmarrjes”.Në përgjithësi, VSM zbatohet për planet, programet, politikat dhe dokumentet e tjera të një natyre strategjike (duke përfshirë mundësisht të gjitha dokumentet ligjore).

 

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Albania conference for prospective bidders in an auction for the selection of onshore wind projects

The Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy (“MIE” or the “Ministry”) is currently running a two-stage tender for the selection of several onshore wind power projects with a capacity between 10MW to 75MW each, with site-location identified by developers, which will benefit from support measures. This tender is part of the Albanian Government’s energy and climate change action to diversify renewable energy sources, deliver secure energy and attract sufficient investment in sustainable low-carbon technologies.

In this context, the Ministry invites prospective bidders and other interested parties to a bidder` conference with the objective to provide detailed information about the bidding procedure, the selection requirements, and facilitate bidders participation.

The event will take place virtually, in a Zoom Webinar, on 24 November 2021, from 14:00 –16:45 Central European Time (CET). The conference will be held in English language.

The bidders` conference will provide a detailed explanation of the requirements of the RFQ documents and the subsequent RFP stage, as well as clarify prospective bidders’ questions.

Further details about the tender process can be found at the Background Information section at the end of this invitation and on the MIE`s website here.

Please register using the link HERE

 

 

 

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Development of Wind Power Projects in Albania -Wind Siting Study

This study analysis of Albanian territory aimed to find potentially suitable areas to develop new Wind Projects. A Geographic Information System (GIS) was implemented to collect and manage relevant data describing physical, biological and social features that characterize the Country.
The methodology consisted in a Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA), based on GIS data, used to develop spatial criteria to support the decision-making process for the identification of the most suitable areas for new Wind Projects.
This study will be subject to periodic review and update. The criteria chosen for determining the suitability of areas for wind projects reflect policy choices at the date of publication.
The criteria identified as either constraints or no-go areas (to identify exclusions) or indicators (to characterize a higher or lower suitability) were implemented in response to a series of sustainability goals. The criteria were grouped into three sustainability dimensions, Environmental, Social and Technical, and weighted based on their relative importance, according to a consultation process with stakeholders.
The application of the proprietary GoldSET Spatial tool allowed to combine criteria and weights to produce a Suitability map. The final step was to analyse the suitability map and to identify large areas, presenting the higher values of suitability.

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Draft Plani Kombëtar i Republikës së Shqipërisë për Energjinë dhe Klimën

Shqipëria është angazhuar për përgatitjen e PKEK-së së saj të parë 2021-2030 gjatë vitit 2020. Periudha e zhvillimit është dashur të zgjatet për shkak të pandemisë së COVID-19.
Kjo PKEK bazohet te Strategjia Kombëtare e Energjisë dhe te NDC-të e para dhe është harmonizuar me draftin e NDC-ve të rishikuara. Diferencat në raport me dokumentet politike janë analizuar dhe mund t’u atribuohen, ndër të tjera, nevojës për përshtatje me evoluimin e bazës së njohurive. Shpjegime të detajuara janë dhënë në kreun 2.

Hartimi i PKEK-së sjell nevojën për një gamë të gjerë të dhënash të besueshme dhe konsistente. Të dhënat më me rëndësi mbi ndryshime klimatike janë mbledhur dhe përpunuar nga projektet e asistencës teknike të UNDP-së gjatë përgatitjes së komunikimeve kombëtare për KKKBNK. Për sa i përket procesit të hartimit të PKEK-së, aksesueshmëria e të dhënave dhe niveli i detajimit nuk kanë qenë gjithmonë në nivele optimale, si pasojë e procedurave dhe afateve të ndryshme. Pavarësisht këtyre sfidave, ecuria me harmonizimin e PKEK-së dhe NDC-ve për progres-raportet dhe përditësimet e ardhshme ka qenë e kënaqshme. Megjithatë, nevojiten masa zyrtare për të garantuar mbledhjen e të dhënave të ndara sipas kategorive, konsistencën e të dhënave dhe transparencën e tyre për aktivitetet e ardhshme.