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Podgorica, 20 September 2021, dtt-net.com – The public power company of Montenegro, Elektroprivreda Crne Gore AD (EPCG) said it has opened a public international tender for solar panels and other related supplies worth of 19.9 million Euros for installation at private houses and other buildings, a project aimed at reduction of CO2 in the country.


Baar, 20 September 2021, dtt-net.com – The EU Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) pipeline, which started  Azerbaijani gas supplies to EU member countries since last year, said that it was named today the winner in the “Gas, LNG, or Hydrogen Project of the Year” category at the Gastech Awards 2021 ceremony, which took place in Dubai.


Tirana, 08 September 2021, dtt-net.com – Albania’s state-owned electricity distribution company, OSHEE, today signed a  €70 million loan deal with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) amid liquidity gaps caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.


Prishtina, 08 September 2021, dtt-net.com – A French company investment in energy sector and another one from UK and Poland  in mining, with both of total 145 Euro millions amount, are being put on hold for “review and evaluation” by the government of the Prime Minister Albin Kurti, despite getting the status of “strategic investor” from the previous government, according to local media reports.


Prishtina/Belgrade, 08 September 2021, dtt-net.com - Air pollution from coal plants in Serbia, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), North Macedonia and Montenegro has caused 19,000 deaths over the past three years in the W. Balkans and neighbouring EU countries, including in Romania, Hungary and Greece, according to some estimations, a report by CEE Bankwatch Network and the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air says.


Belgrade, 07 September 2021, dtt-net.com – The government of Serbia is launching a massive campaign of installation of solar panels by householders and will cover half of the cost, officials announced.


Moscow/Belgrade, 02 September 2021, dtt-net.com – Gazprom said it has increased gas supplies from January to August this year to Turkey for 173.6 per cent, Germany 39.3 per cent, Italy 15 per cent, Romania +344 per cent, Serbia 123.9 per cent, Poland 12 per cent, Bulgaria +50.9 per cent, Greece 15.8 per cent and Finland 22.7 per cent compared to the same period in 2020.


Tirana/Skopje, 31 August 2021, dtt-net.com – Construction work has started for a power inter-connector financed by the EU and the EBRD  between the two neighbouring countries part of the wider electricity cross-border transmission network between Western Balkans region and the European bloc.


Belgrade, 26 August 2021, dtt-net.com – Serbia’s government today approved a new decree which make disappear all administrative procedures with state authorities for householders who install solar panels on their roofs, thus creating a direct link between them and purchasers/distribution network of the electricity they produce to eliminate delays of more than six months of paper work.


Prishtina, 19 August 2021, dtt-net.com – Kosovo Energy Corporation (KEK) today announced after a meeting its board had with the head of the government, Albin Kurti that it has decided to open a tender for reconstructing Kosova A power plant and at the same time to build a solar power farm in parallel.