Serbia signs water infrastructure cooperation deal with China’s Sinohydro

BELGRADE (Serbia), April 12 (SeeNews) – Serbia’s agriculture ministry said on Wednesday it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Chinese state-owned hydropower engineering and construction company Sinohydro for the development of water infrastructure in the country. The agriculture ministry and Sinohydro will jointly analyse the state of water infrastructure in Serbia and prepare […]

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Serbia’s EPS to boost capacity of Djerdap 2 HPP

BELGRADE (Serbia), December 11 (SeeNews) – State-owned power utility Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS) has said it plans to increase the capacity of all ten power units of Djerdap 2 hydropower plant (HPP) in the next ten years. The company intends to increase the capacity of each of the ten power units of Djerdap 2 to 32 […]

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Oldest working hydropower plant in Europe opens for tourists in Romania

The Turbines Ensemble (Ansamblul Turbinelor) in the western Romania city of Timisoara will be added to the tourist circuit of the European Capital of Culture 2021 program. The ensemble is the oldest working hydropower plant in Europe. Timisoara won the European Capital of Culture 2021 title last year, after competing against Baia-Mare, Bucharest, and Cluj-Napoca. […]

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China investments may shape future of CEE energy markets: experts

BUCHAREST – Modernizing old infrastructure, balancing the energy mix and moving towards interconnectivity in the region are common goals of the Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries grouped in the “16+1” cooperation format, top officials said Thursday. Representatives at the “16+1” ministerial conference on energy welcomed China’s interest in CEE’s energy sector and expressed the […]

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Serbia eyes construction of HPPs in Bosnia’s Serb Republic – govt

BELGRADE (Serbia), November 10 (SeeNews) – Serbia’s government said it is interested in participating in a project for construction of hydropower plants (HPPs) on the Drina river in Bosnia’s Serb Republic entity. The two governments plan to develop joint power generation projects as there are no borders for the energy sector, Serbian energy minister Aleksandar […]

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Croatia raises incentives to boost renewable energy production

Croatia will this month increase incentive fees for renewable energy producers in an attempt to boost the share of clean energy, although this will result in slightly higher electricity bills for households. Energy Minister Tomislav Ćorić told a cabinet meeting on Thursday (31 August) that “the average monthly electricity bill will be 22.90 kuna (€3.09) […]

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#EIB agrees €9.2 billion new financing including EFSI backed investment for climate action, broadband and business

Meeting in Luxembourg on 14 November, the board of the European Investment Bank approved a total of €9.2 billion of new financing for 38 projects in 16 European Union countries and around the world in Africa, Asia and Latin America. This includes support for transformational investment to harness onshore and offshore wind energy, expand high-speed […]

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Albania’s OSHEE buys 315,704 MWh of electricity for Dec delivery

TIRANA (Albania), November 24 (SeeNews) – Albanian power distributor OSHEE said it purchased a total of 315,704 MWh of electricity worth 27.8 million euro, to be delivered in two lots in December. The auction started on November 21 and was concluded after four rounds of negotiations on November 23, the OSHEE said in its final […]

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Serbia’s EPS to complete overhaul of Zvornik HPP turbine in Jan’18

BELGRADE (Serbia), November 23 (SeeNews) – Serbia’s state-owned power utility Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS) has said it expects to complete the overhaul of the A2 turbine of Zvornik hydro power plant (HPP) in January 2018. The company has already completed the overhaul of the A1 turbine of Zvornik and has invested 50% of the total 63 […]

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Trieste Western Balkans Summit declaration

In the framework of the Western Balkans Process, Italy welcomed in Trieste on 12th July 2017 the Heads of Government, Foreign Ministers and the Ministers of Economy of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, as well as Austria, Croatia, France, Germany, Slovenia, United Kingdom and representatives of the […]

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