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Notice: ACERC portal is in standby from January 2016!

AER Notice 2016 Posted on Sun, August 12, 2018 10:43:59

Dear Friends and Colleagues!

The here portal is in standby from January 2016! Then,
the notices referred up to the above period! However, we will continue to use
time by time the related social media keeping faith to our original commitments
to bring most relevant updates linked with the energy market in Albania.

Notwithstanding the above, your opinion it is
always very useful in our day work and we will be grateful if you want to share
it with us! Click
here
to putt in contact for the sent of
any feedback, leave your testimony, send of any requests, etc.

Thank
and Regards,

Lorenc
Gordani

www.adviser.albaniaenergy.org



Energy authority put end the intention of KESH to electricity “storage” by Dr Lorenc Gordani, 09th October 2016 (Text in Italian)

AER Notice 2016 Posted on Sat, October 08, 2016 21:20:19

Autorità
Regolatore dell’Energia (ERE) ha fatto pubblico la decisione della riunione
del 30 settembre, 2016 con quale ha rigettato l’appello di KESH in relazione
alla richiesta per il riesame della decisione n. 131 del 15 agosto 2016 del
Consiglio dei Commissari “Per porre termine alla procedura annunciato
dalla società KESH “Invito a
manifestare interesse per un accordo quadro sullo stoccaggio dell’energia
elettrica
“, considerata come venuta in violazione del termine previsto
per legge.

A riguardo l’ERE ricorda al
KESH di dover usare l’elettricità in modo efficiente sulla base della normativa
di riferimento in vigore – in consultazione con il segretariato della Comunità
dell’Energia – dopo l’adempimento previsto per legge dell’obbligo di servizio
pubblico. Quanto sopra pone fine a una delle piu aspre diatribe esplose tra le
varie istituzione, compagnia pubblica e la autorità regolare dell’energia, c.d.”
l’accordo di deposito tra KESH – EFT”.

A riguardo il giorno del 15
Agosto 2016, l’associazione dei mercanti e fornitori (AEES) insieme con alcune compagnie
commercianti come GEN-I e Axpo avevano portato una lamentela all’ERE. In merito
del quale l’ERE senza nessuna perplessità deliberò con la Decisione Nr. 131,
del 15.08.2016 ordinando il Kesh di interrompere (porre fine) a tale contratto.

Infatti la notifica di Kesh
quasi non è stata pubblicata: ossia è stata pubblicata il 13.06.2016 ad una
parte interna del web come archivio (quindi non accessibile). Quello che è più
importante la legge 43/2015 prevede il comprare, il vendere, e lo scambio dell’energia
ed a nessun norma con in nessun altro paese del mondo esiste oggi o nel passato
il concetto di “deposito”, facendola del tutto un invenzione all’Albanese.

Decisione verso il quale il
Kesh ha fatto opposizione presso in considerazione al riunione di bordo ERE del
30.09.2016. In merito Kesh sostiene la tesi d’efficienza dicendo che se fosse
tale contratto solo per il febbraio – giugno 2016
sarebbe evitato il scaricare del 150 GWh per 5 milioni euro. Per di più
possiamo fare riferimento al tabellino sull’“Evacuazione di acque nella Cascade
Drini 2015” e l“Evacuazione di acque nella Cascade Drini 2002-2014”.

Quanto
sopra è stata avvenuto senza procedure PP perché non è oggetto di una tale
previsione come non è previsto dalle procedure dell’ERE (quindi ammettendo che
non è prevista dalla legge!), ed essendo un accordo di partenariato non
interferisce alla gestione di KESH. Il tutto significa deposito per a) il
periodo di 48 ore tempo necessario per organizzare una gara nei casi di
emergenza, b) quando c’è troppa acqua ma non richiesta per vendere, c) si dà/offre
un prezzo non appropriato dai mercanti (ossia più baso dal fornitore pubblico).

Pertanto
il giorno 27/07/2016 ha sottoscritto un accordo quadro che presenta un nuovo
prodotto al mercato Albanese. Quindi a questo punto dovrà consultarsi come fare
con il MEI e l’ECS. Non sappiamo a riguardo il parere di ECS ma in merito la
posizione del MEI, è venuto l’indomani del suo esplosione (il 24.09.2016) quando
il Ministro Gjiknuri al parlamento, afferma che è stato fatto per evitare il scaricare
dell’acqua senza produzione come storicamente spesso successo in passato.

Nonostante ciò la posizione
dell’ex premier Berisha, è stato forte denunciando come un rapporto contrattuale che offre la gestione della
cascata perché lascia aperto tutte le condizioni, la struttura del prodotto e
la base legale. Cosi EFT prende l’energia durante il picco e la vende a 50 Euro
per fare tornare durante la note quando il prezzo scenda a 10 Euro. In seguito
alla reazione dell’ERE, il ministro gli ha mandato una lettera a ritirare la loro
decisione.

Infine tale “diatriba” ho
avuto l’interesse, come poche volte successo, anche da delle agenzie che si
occupano di intelligenza economica di alto livello. Il tutto orma sopito con l’ordine
del ERE che impone al Kesh il continuare con metodi più consoni di scambio
dell’energia, seguiti per anche nell’ultimo estate evitando quindi quanto era
sembrato una pratica chiara di arbitraggio ossia speculazione energetica.

For more on above, we invite you to discover through
the
Official Website of Acerc or to keep updated through the Albanian Energy Market – AEM Group and Personal Publications in
LinkedIn.



Western Balkan 6 take key steps towards establishing a truly integrated regional electricity market, 28 Jun 2016

AER Notice 2016 Posted on Wed, June 29, 2016 21:49:58

Today the Energy Community Secretariat published its final monitoring report ahead of the Western Balkan 6 Summit in Paris on 4 July. The report takes stock of the progress made by the six Contracting Parties of the Energy Community in Southeast Europe in creating an integrated electricity market in the Western Balkans and beyond.

At the 2015 Vienna Summit, the six countries committed to implement so-called regional and national electricity market “soft measures”. These consist of, inter alia, taking steps towards electricity trading on integrated spot markets, regional balancing and regional capacity allocation as well as removing existing legal and regulatory barriers.

Director of the Secretariat, Mr Janez Kopač said: “Today’s report underlines the success of the recently signed Memorandum of Understanding of the WB6 on regional electricity market development. It provides the basis for further regional market integration. What is key now is to continue national reforms and overcome the remaining barriers towards the integration of the Western Balkan markets into the pan-European electricity market.”

The monitoring report concluded that the majority of the WB6 countries are still lagging behind in establishing organised market places as a precondition for efficient electricity trading. Moreover, cross-border electricity trade is below the region’s potential, reflecting the high level of market fragmentation.

The report will feed into the upcoming Western Balkan 6 Summit in Paris on 4 July, which will gather heads of government, foreign and economic ministers of the WB6 countries as well as Germany, Austria, Croatia, Italy and Slovenia to further steer regional electricity market integration.

Energy Community Secretariat’s ‘From Vienna to Paris’ WB6 Monitoring Report 07/2016
Western Balkan 6 – web sub-section
Western Balkan 6 Memorandum of Understanding



Energy Community Secretariat welcomes settlement of dispute between Gas Natural Fenosa and Moldova, 06 Jun 2016

AER Notice 2016 Posted on Sat, June 11, 2016 14:38:10

Statement by Deputy Director Dirk Buschle

On behalf of the Energy Community Secretariat and in my capacity as facilitator of the negotiations between Moldova and Gas Natural Fenosa, I highly welcome the agreement between both parties signed on Friday evening. The agreement will help stabilize a sector which suffers from a systemic vulnerability unmatched in Europe and has witnessed financial turbulences in the past few years. Not acting upon the resulting deviations in the electricity tariff would have led to protracted legal disputes and negatively affected Moldova’s reputation as an investment destination and a reliable partner for international organizations. I felicitate in particular the Government which had the courage to change the negative path of action and open the possibility for further reform and support. With today’s agreement, Moldova has shown that it takes its membership in the Energy Community seriously not only in the letter but also in its spirit. The ball is now with the regulatory authority ANRE to implement today’s agreement and with the international community to help ending the country’s dependence in its electricity and gas supply and infrastructure.”

Background

The settlement agreement signed on Friday in Chisinau between Gas Natural Fenosa and the Government of Moldova is the first and decisive step to bring to an end a months-long dispute and an International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) arbitration between the Republic of Moldova and the country’s largest supplier and distributor of electricity, a subsidiary of the Spanish utility Gas Natural Fenosa. The dispute arose from deviations between the costs of purchasing electricity and the electricity tariff regulated by ANRE. Following the initiation of arbitration proceedings by Gas Natural Fenosa in 2015, Deputy Director Dirk Buschle was appointed by both parties as facilitator of the negotiations, which have taken place in Chisinau over the last months.



2016 Electricity Forum tackles electricity market integration challenges, 03 Jun 2016

AER Notice 2016 Posted on Sat, June 04, 2016 22:38:46

The Energy Community’s biggest annual power event – the 21st Electricity Forum – took place on 1-2 June in Athens. This was also the last milestone event before the Paris Summit of the Western Balkans 6 Initiative on 4 July. The forum was marked, among other things, by the signing ceremony of the agreement on South East European Coordinated Auction Office (SEE CAO) membership by the Macedonian power transmission system operator MEPSO – fulfilling one of the country’s Western Balkans 6 ‘energy soft measures’.

The Forum welcomed the progress made in implementing the obligations agreed under the Western Balkans 6 initiative. It also commended the recently signed WB6 Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) as an important step to move ahead with market reforms and integration that set the path for the implementation of concrete projects in the spheres of market coupling and cross-border balancing. However, the forum raised concerns about the persisting legal and regulatory barriers to electricity trading, balancing and infrastructure financing in South East Europe.

In addition, the forum tackled the challenges for energy systems, markets and grid operators arising from decentralised generation of electricity mainly from renewable sources and the need for an enhanced role of citizens as enablers of this energy transition.

The Secretariat outlined its proposals for reform of the Energy Community that would ensure more efficient enforcement of Energy Community law and reciprocity of common acquis between Energy Community Contracting Parties and EU Member States. The forum called for the incorporation of Network Codes as well as EU Regulation on energy market integrity and transparency into the Energy Community acquis.



ECS gives first opinion under the new Article 2 of the Dispute Settlement Rules, 27 May 2016

AER Notice 2016 Posted on Fri, May 27, 2016 20:23:02

Yesterday, the Energy Community Secretariat has given an opinion on the extra-territorial application of Energy Community competition law in cases involving operators from third countries. This opinion was requested by the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMCU) under the new Article 2 of the Dispute Settlement Rules.

This provision was introduced to facilitate the cooperation between national authorities and the Secretariat on questions concerning the interpretation or application of Energy Community law.



Secretariat submits the 2016 Infringement Package to the Ministerial Council, 13 May 2016

AER Notice 2016 Posted on Fri, May 13, 2016 17:52:06

Today the Secretariat has submitted a package of 11 dispute settlement cases to the Ministerial Council, which will take a decision on the alleged breaches of the Energy Community acquis at its meeting on 14 October 2016 in Sarajevo. Six of the cases – including four on failure to transpose the Third Energy Package – follow a new expedited procedure for non-transposition of the acquis.

Under the Dispute Settlement Rules amended in October 2015 by Procedural Act No 2015/04/MC-EnC, the Secretariat was obliged to submit a Reasoned Request to the Ministerial Council directly, i.e. without performing a preliminary procedure:

– In Cases ECS 6-9/16 against Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Moldova and former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia which failed to transpose the Third Energy Package by 1 January 2015.

– In Cases ECS 10-11/16 against Albania and Kosovo* for failing to transpose Directive 2010/31/EU on the energy performance of buildings.

The other five cases are submitted pursuant to the 2008 Dispute Settlement rules after carrying out a preliminary procedure:

– In Case ECS 3/08 on Serbia’s failure to comply with Articles 3 and 6 of Regulation (EC) 1228/2003 of the Second Energy Package. Serbia has breached Energy Community law by failing to pay compensation to the transmission system operator designated by Kosovo*, KOSTT, for costs incurred as a result of hosting cross-border flows of electricity on the network operated by KOSTT in cases where the electricity flow originates or ends on EMS’ system.

– In Case ECS 2/15 on former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia’s failure to comply with the Energy Community’s rules on eligibility by postponing full opening of the electricity market.

– In Case ECS 2/13, ECS 4/13 and ECS 5/13 on the failure of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Ukraine respectively to timely and correctly transpose Directive 1999/32/EC on sulphur content of liquid fuels.



“Builiding Construction & Green Energy” përzgjedhet për dhënien me koncesion të impiantit të trajtimit të mbetjeve urbane të Qarkut Fier, 05.05.2016

AER Notice 2016 Posted on Thu, May 05, 2016 19:19:12

“Builiding Construction & Green Energy” përzgjedhet për dhënien me
koncesion të impiantit të trajtimit të mbetjeve urbane të Qarkut Fier,
05.05.2016

V E N D
I M

PËR

MIRATIMIN
E BONUSIT, NË PROCEDURËN PËRZGJEDHËSE KONKURRUESE, QË I JEPET SHOQËRISË, PËR
DHËNIEN ME KONCESION PËR NDËRTIMIN E ADMINISTRIMIN E IMPIANTIT TË TRAJTIMIT TË
MBETJEVE URBANE TË QARKUT FIER DHE PRODHIMIN E ENERGJISË

Në mbështetje të nenit 100 të Kushtetutës
dhe të pikës 6, të nenit 25, të ligjit nr.125/2013, “Për koncesionet dhe
partneritetin publik privat”, të ndryshuar, me propozimin e ministrit të
Mjedisit, Këshilli i Ministrave

V E N D
O S I:

1. Miratimin e bonusit prej 10
(dhjetë) % të pikëve, që i jepet shoqërisë “Builiding Construction & Green
Energy” për rezultatin teknik e financiar në procedurën përzgjedhëse
konkurruese për dhënien me koncesion të ndërtimit e administrimit të impiantit
të trajtimit të mbetjeve urbane të Qarkut Fier dhe prodhimin e energjisë.

2. Ngarkohet Ministria e Mjedisit
për zbatimin e këtij vendimi.

Ky vendim hyn në fuqi pas botimit në
“Fletoren zyrtare”.



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