Investment in Reactors 3 and 4 at Cernavoda has Received the Preliminary Approval

August 2022 Nuclearelectrica (SNN), controlled by the Ministry of Energy, decided the continuation of the project for the construction of units 3 and 4 of Cernavoda nuclear power plant and the transition to its second stage, consisting of preliminary works. The shareholders have also approved the initiation of procedures for awarding and concluding the contracts necessary to finalize the project, within the limit of EUR 185 million. Moreover, EnergoNuclear’s financing by its sole shareholder SNN with EUR 185 million, through a capital increase and/or a loan, was also approved.  

Possible Regional Connections of the Energy Exchange

August 2022 The Slovenian energy exchange BSP Southpool is considering connecting with foreign energy exchanges and creating a regional exchange. It has been reported that serious negotiations are underway to connect with the Serbian SEEPEX energy exchange. BSP has 33 members – Slovenian and foreign companies engaged in the sale of electricity. The energy exchange allows members to trade day-ahead and intraday, on clearing and long-term auctions. It issues the Slovenian Electric Stock Exchange Index (SIPX), which reports the hourly index of electricity on the electricity exchange market in…

Metinvest Group is Considering Building a New Plant in Bulgaria

July 2022 The Ukrainian mining and metallurgical group Metinvest (owner of the destroyed plant Azovstal) is considering building a new metallurgical plant in Bulgaria or Italy.

Crni Vrh Wind Farm

May 2022 This is a wind farm project with envisaged installed capacity of 50 MW in the mountainous area of Eastern Serbia. The project in permitting stage which is expected to be completed during 2022. The project is being developed by two local development companies who are looking for an outside financial investor. The cost of the construction of this 50 MW wind farm is estimated at around EUR 100 million.

Pumped Storage Hydro Power Plant Djerdap 3

May 2022 Serbian Ministry of Mining and Energy plans investment into a new large-scale pumped storage hydropower plant Djerdap 3 with installed capacity of 2,400 MW. The investment in Djerdap 3 is estimated at several billion euros and would most likely require cross-border arrangements with Romania and Bulgaria.

Electricity Trader E.ON Ljubljana Possibly for Sale

May 2022 It has been unofficially reported that the German energy group E.ON is planning to sell E.ON Ljubljana. Although they had big plans in Slovenia, they did not succeed in gaining market share in Slovenia, and today E.ON is among the seven electricity sellers, which jointly have only a 5.2% market share in the sale of electricity to end customers. Ljubljana's E.ON is owned by the Zagreb-based E.ON company and has not made a profit since 2014 when it started operations. In 2020, it had EUR 12.5 million in sales revenue and an almost positive EBITDA. At the end of April 2022, the company…

HRADF to Launch an International Tender

May 2022 HRADF will launch an international tender to sell a 49% equity stake in Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator (DEDDIE) by the end of the year. PPC will be the seller and the tender will envisage strong rights for the minority shareholder, while all legal-accounting preparations will be implemented by the time the tender will be launched, George Stassis, chairman and CEO of PPC said, predicting strong investment interest for the distribution grid. 

LNG Terminal on the Island of Krk

May 2022 The aim of the project is to increase the security of supply and ensure sufficient quantities of natural gas for the needs of the Republic of Croatia and the countries of the region.  The project involves the construction of an LNG terminal with an area of ​​35 ha, with a capacity of 15 billion cubic meters of natural gas, and the possibility of accepting the largest LNG ships, with draft depths up to 18 m. Real estate status: Dina-Petrokemija d. D. In bankruptcy, maritime domain Implementation model: open negotiation opportunities.

Wind Farm „Derala 87 MW“

April 2022 There are two potential scenarios for the realisation of this project, one that includes the installation of 29 Vestas turbines with a total cost of EUR 109 million and the other that includes the installation of 29 China turbines with a total cost of EUR 78.9 million. The preliminary choice of turbines, as it now stands, is Vestas V 112, 3.0 MW, 119 mph with 87 MW of installed electric power. The total investment will depend based on the set of turbines used and it will amount to EUR 109 million for the Vestas or EUR 78.9 million for the China turbines. Thus far, this project has…

Solar Power Plants in Croatia

May 2022 The first tender for solar power plants with an installed capacity of more than 500 kW (quota of 300,000 kW) was announced this year and causing a large increase in the development of solar power plant projects with higher capacities. One of the greatest solar potentials is that solar power plants are being built mostly in coastal and island areas, which Croatia has in abundance. For example, renewable energy sources are a very important component of the development of the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County and are contained in all strategic documents. The goal is to achieve a high share of…

Grid-Tied Solar Plant

April 2021 The project is an investment in a photovoltaic power plant with a capacity of 85 megawatts. The investment is expected to be EUR 63 million.

Thermal Plant Reconstruction and Operation

April 2022 According to media news, in 2021, the Albanian Government signed a memorandum of understanding with the American company Exxon Mobile for the repair and commissioning of the Vlora thermal power plant. The agreement’s objectives are the introduction of liquefied gas in Albania, the conversion of the Vlora TPP to work with this gas and the construction of a new gasification terminal, to distribute small scale gas, thereby turning Vlora into a regional market. A pre-feasibility report was expected to be delivered in the third quarter of 2021, while the targeted start-up for the LNG Import…