New residential solar support call in Lithuania
The Lithuanian Government encourages as many citizens as possible to generate electricity for their own use, by doing so backing the installation of small residential solar power systems through an upcoming call for proposals with EUR 4.5 million.
Moldova is preparing for wind and solar tenders
Moldovan authorities are committed to reaching a target of at least 10% of total electricity generation from renewable energy sources by 2020, under the National Renewable Energy Action Plan.
First B2B solar power plant in Slovenia has been set up
Steklarna Hrastnik, a Slovenian glassmaker installed its first B2B solar power plant, which was set up by GEN-I and Razvojni center Novi materiali. The company will use the generated electricity for the hydrogen production.
BESTA seeks permit to build a PV park in Albania
BESTA applied for a building permit for a photovoltaic park near the southern city of Berat in the area of Kucova, Albania. The country produces over 90% of its electricity from hydropower plants.
Croatia expands its solar power capacity
Hrvatska elektroprivreda, the Croatian state-owned power utility, will build new photovoltaic plants with a combined capacity of 350 MW by 2030, and will invest EUR 100 million in solar capacity. The company is planning to add 20 MW capacity each year throughout the upcoming five years.
Ukraine improves cross-border electricity trade
Electricity transmission system operators and energy regulators of Ukraine and its four neighboring EU Member States – Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and Poland – agreed to improve cross-border electricity trade at a meeting hosted by the Energy Community Secretariat in Vienna on 4 April.
Bulgaria will take 750 MW of renewables to free market
Bulgaria’s electricity export tariff will be abolished from July 1
EU awards €323 million grant to Baltic synchronisation project
The Connecting Facility Europe grant for a value of €323 million was signed on 20 March 2019 to support the first phase of investments necessary for the synchronization of the Baltic States' electricity network with the European system.
Four Croatian cities compete under the C4S (Compete4SECAP) project
Under the C4S project, Zadar, Rijeka, Osijek, and Velika Gorica are participating in the European energy-saving competition. The H2020 funded project is helping local authorities to realize their existing Sustainable Energy Action Plans.
7th Energy Community Renewable Energy Coordination Group meeting
As Contracting Parties of the energy communities North Macedonia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and partly Serbia are about to make some major changes in the renewable energy sector. Especially the regulatory framework and the tendering for solar and wind power will be introduced.
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