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Tirana, 02 December 2019, dtt-net.com – Kosovo’s Transmission System and Market Operator (KOSTT) and Albania's Transmission System Operator (OST) Monday signed an to establish a joint electricity grid system, which makes Kosovo gain its energy system independence from Serbia and at the same time integrate with that of Albania.


Podgorica, 18 November 2019, dtt-net.com – A new wind farm of 46 MWh, an investment from Maltese companies, became operational today in Montenegro.


Vienna, 18 November 2019, dtt-net.com – Kosovo, North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Serbia and Montenegro have all failed to comply with emission ceilings with their power plants despite commitments made, Energy Community Secretariat said in a new report.


Podgorica, 15 November 2019, dtt-net.com – The Italian energy company Terna Friday made operational  the undersea 445-km long electricity inter-connector of 600 MW between the Italy and the Montenegro.


Sarajevo, 14 November 2019, dtt-net.com – The Prime Minister of North Macedonia, Zoran Zaev, today invited Russian companies to help the country with investments in gas infrastructure.


Belgrade, 23 October 2019, dtt-net.com -  The northern stretch of the Russia owned TurkStream gas pipeline of 15.75 BCM of gas capacity per year is expected to reach costumers in the three countries as of next year as construction works are advancing fast in Bulgaria and Serbia, despite EU complaints over Gazprom monopoly contracts signed with the costumer countries in the SouthEastern Europe (SEE).


Luxembourg, 14 October 2019, dtt-net.com – EU governments today said they will sanction Turkish ‘natural and legal persons responsible for or involved in the illegal drilling activity of hydrocarbons” in Cypriot waters.


dtt-net.com – According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) projections 49 percent of world electricity will be generated by renewables by 2050 from  28 percent last year, with the solar’s share to grow faster than hydro-power and wind-power shares.


Belgrade, 20 September 2019, dtt-net.com – The Euro 189 million investment of the Israeli company Enlight Renewable Energies and the largest wind farm project in Serbia started its operations on Thursday in Serbian northern town of Kovacica.


Sofia/Belgrade, 18 September 2019, dtt-net.com – Russian government said the the northern stretch of the gas pipeline in Bulgaria will be completed in January 2020 to connect with the Serbia section from Bulgarian border to Hungary, Russian media reported.