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Bulgaria, Macedonia agree to step up cooperation in energy, transport

SOFIA (Bulgaria), – EU candidate Macedonia and Bulgaria signed on Tuesday a friendship treaty that paves the way for closer cooperation in energy and transport between the two Balkan neighbours. The treaty for good neighbourly relations was signed in Skopje, Macedonia by Macedonian prime minister Zoran Zaev and his Bulgarian counterpart, Boyko Borissov, according to […]

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Italian Snam, Albanian Albgaz sign MoU on gas market development

Italian gas infrastructure company Snam and Albania’s gas infrastructure operator Albgaz have recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop collaboration opportunities, said a message published on the Snam website July 31. The MoU is aimed at supporting the start and development of an infrastructure system that will be managed by the Albanian company. […]

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Energy Community says it will call two tenders under WB6 electricity market

The Energy Community Secretariat has published service prior information notices regarding two upcoming tender procedures under WB6 electricity market integration initiative which are to be launched at the end of August or beginning of September 2017. The tenders will be launched for technical assistance in the implementation of the Western Balkan six day-ahead market coupling […]

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Turkey, Romania and Croatia could face investment gaps in energy by 2040

Turkey, Romania and Croatia will have to invest more in the energy infrastructure if they want to avoid investment gaps in the sector by 2040, the new Global Infrastructure Hub report on infrastructure investment needs and gaps shows. The GI Hub, established by the G20 to increase the flow and quality of infrastructure investment opportunities […]

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Final Facilitating multi-level governance for Energy Efficiency (multEE) project conference

 The GIZ Open Regional Fund for South-East Europe – Energy Efficiency (ORF-EE), in collaboration with its Facilitating multi-level governance for Energy Efficiency (multEE) project consortium partners and the Energy Community Secretariat, held the Final multEE Project Conference on June 29 in Vienna. The conference attracted government officials from nine multEE partner countries, as well as […]

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Two more 2 MW PV project proposals submitted to Albanian authorities

The Albanian Ministry of Energy and Industry has received two more proposals for PV projects with a capacity of up to 2 MW. The projects, which will likely compete in the country’s solar energy auction that was announced by the government in May, will add to 11 similar proposals for PV and hydropower projects of […]

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Albania Builds on PENETRON for First Waste-to-Energy Plant

In June 2017, Albania inaugurated its first waste-to-energy plant in Elbasan, which will almost eliminate the community’s landfill problem. PENETRON ADMIX was used to treat concrete used for the plant’s below-ground structures. Located on the Shkumbin River in central Albania, Elbasan is one of the country’s largest cities (population 128,000) and also one of its […]

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WB6 electricity report: Slow progress in establishing day-ahead markets

The Western Balkan Six (WB6) countries have been progressing in developing their electricity markets at different pace, while the regional market is still to take shape, the Energy Community Secretariat assessed in its WB6 Electricity Monitoring Report. The report was presented at the WB6 Summit in Trieste on July 12. It analyses progress made at […]

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EnC Contracting Parties in preparation of First Energy Efficiency Annual Reports

The Energy Efficiency Coordination Group Meeting (EECG), which was held on June 28 in Vienna, featured a session on monitoring and reporting on the implementation of obligations arising from the EU Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU). The Directive is to become obligatory in October 2017 for all Energy Community (EnC) contracting parties. The session addressed the needs […]

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Energjia, duhen 50 milionë euro. Thatësira prek buxhetin e shtetit

Shqipërisë do t’i duhet të shpenzojë të paktën 50 milionë euro të tjera për të blerë energji elektrike nga importi gjatë dy muajve të ardhshëm. Korporata Elektroenergjetike Shqiptare dhe Operatori i Shpërndarjes kanë bërë bilancin e situatës energjetike në vend, duke listuar dhe skenarët për muajt në vijim. Sipas tyre, vendi është i detyruar të […]