Energo Top Story archive

9 March 2017, Week 09 Issue 850

Major renovation of the reactor units at Kola NPP in Murmansk region began last week with the goal of extending the service life and increasing the safety of the ageing plant. Unit 3 of the NPP...

2 March 2017, Week 08 Issue 849

Lithuania posted a 25-year record for electricity consumption in 2016, with demand totalling 10.47 million MWh during the year.

23 February 2017, Week 07 Issue 848

Enel Russia chairman Stepan Zvegintsov wrote a letter to Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich earlier this month objecting to the government’s decision to reduce funding for energy...

16 February 2017, Week 06 Issue 847

Italian energy giant Enel has been ordered by a court to pay 401 million euros (US$426.20 million) to the Romanian government for a 13.57% stake in a former subsidiary of state-owned Electrica....

09 February 2017, Week 05 Issue 846

The Russian state-owned nuclear corporation Rosatom has signed a partnership agreement with a Dutch wind power firm, Lagerwey, to develop the production of wind turbines in...

02 February 2017, Week 04 Issue 845

Romania’s National Regulatory Authority for Energy (ANRE) is to investigate at least two alleged breaches of competition law on the Romanian market for electricity trade....

26 January 2017, Week 03 Issue 844

Launch of the Huadian-Teninskaya thermal power plant (TPP) in Yaroslavl will be delayed by six months to a year after the facility failed a surprise inspection by state safety agency Rostekhnadzor...

20 January 2017, Week 02 Issue 843

Kazatomprom has announced a 10% cut to planned uranium extraction in Kazakhstan this year in response to a prolonged glut in global supplies of the nuclear fuel.

22 December 2016, Week 50 Issue 841

Turkish gas importer and grid operator Botas has cut gas supplies to the country's combined-cycle power plants to head off a potential shortage.

15 December 2016, Week 49 Issue 840

Russian power generator RusHydro has called for the introduction of an export duty on thermal coal in a bid to drive down prices, complaining that its electricity tariffs do not reflect the recent...

08 December 2016, Week 48 Issue 839

Romania’s leading power generator, state-owned Hidroelectrica, has squashed a claim filed by a local subsidiary of Swiss firm Alpiq related to the axing of a supply contract.

01 December 2016, Week 47 Issue 838

Kazakh power generator Samruk Energy has announced a two-stage electronic tender for the sale of four regional subsidiaries, kicking off the largest privatisation programme in Kazakhstan’s history...

24 November 2016, Week 46 Issue 837

Russian independent Eurosibenergo (ESE) has completed the purchase of five dams on Russia’s River Angara in Eastern Siberia from state-owned rival Rushydro.

17 November 2016, Week 45 Issue 836

Italian energy multinational Enel is considering the sale of its Russian business, sources told Vedomosti last week, following a slump in earnings last year.

10 November 2016, Week 44 Issue 835

Russian consumption of electricity has seen a modest rise this year, with the country’s ongoing recession having a muted impact on demand for power.