Energo Top Story archive

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.

03 November 2016, Week 43 Issue 834

Nearly all of Tajikistan was hit by a blackout on October 28, following an unexpected outage at the former Soviet republic’s largest power producer, the Nurek hydroelectric...

27 October 2016, Week 42 Issue 833

Romania’s Employers Organisation of Renewable Energy Manufacturers (PATRES) has slammed Bucharest for overlooking the concerns of private clean energy vendors when amending the national...

20 October 2016, Week 41 Issue 832

Russian nuclear corporation Rosatom has secured new subsidies from the state over the next three years to complete the construction of new plants and refurbish existing...

18 August 2016, Week 32 Issue 823

Sofia wants to recruit private investors to help it resurrect plans to build the Belene nuclear power plant (NPP) in the north of the country.

11 August 2016, Week 31 Issue 822

The Turkish ambassador to Russia last week reaffirmed Ankara’s commitment to Rosatom's 4,800-MW Akkuyu nuclear power plant (NPP) development, ahead of a conciliatory meeting between the presidents...

21 July 2016, Week 28 Issue 819

State energy holdings Rosneftegaz and Inter RAO will invest up to 100 billion rubles (US$1.56 billion) in the construction of four thermal power plants (TPPs) in the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad...

14 July 2016, Week 27 Issue 818

Montenegro has struck a deal to receive a 25 million euro (US$27.6 million) grant from the European Union to fund construction of its section of the Trans-Balkan Electricity Corridor (TBEC).

30 June 2016, Week 25 Issue 816

RusHydro faces a fine of 2.5 billion rubles (US$39 million) after admitting it was unable to finish construction of the Yakutskaya TPP-2 in Russia’s Far East on schedule.

16 June 2016, Week 23, Issue 814

Russia’s Rosatom has completed an upgrade at one of the two operational 1,000-MW reactors at Bulgaria’s Kozlodui nuclear power plant (NPP).

09 June 2016, Week 22 Issue 813

The price tag for the long-delayed expansion of Slovakia’s Mochovce nuclear power plant (NPP) continues to balloon beyond government projections.