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ContourGlobal abandons Kosova e Re project, exits coal altogether

March 17, 2020

ContourGlobal abandons Kosova e Re project, exits coal altogether

The foreign investor has faced a setback with regulatory hurdles and financing drying up for the planned lignite-fired thermal power unit. ContourGlobal told shareholders it wasn’t able to meet deadlines…

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Kosovo* suspending works on small hydropower plants

February 21, 2020

Kosovo* suspending works on small hydropower plants

KelKos is apparently under investigation over its projects in Štrpce and Matkos Group is threatening with international arbitration. The new decision makers in Kosovo* are adapting the policy on small…

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GGF approves EUR 10 million for BKT Kosovo's green lending portfolio

February 14, 2020

GGF approves EUR 10 million for BKT Kosovo’s green lending portfolio

Clients are getting access to home renovation loans and firms will be able to upgrade production processes and energy or service supply systems. GGF provides packages for green lending to…

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KEK

January 31, 2020

KEK starts EU-funded project to reduce air pollution from TPP Kosovo B

Power utility Kosovo Energy Corporation (KEK) has officially started the implementation of the project to reduce air pollution from the Kosovo B coal power plant, the largest electricity producer in…

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Kosova e Re, ContourGlobal, Lluka, Energy Community, state aid

December 27, 2019

Lluka: Case for TPP Kosova e Re to be presented in Vienna on January 17

Amid looming deadlines in the controversial project for the construction of a coal-fired power plant, Kosovo* is preparing for a hearing with the Secretariat of the Energy Community. The international…

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Kosova e Re thermal power Energy Community

December 24, 2019

Energy Community challenges state aid to Kosova e Re

The Energy Community Secretariat said it has sent a so-called opening letter to Kosovo* with the intention to resolve the dispute regarding the backing for the project of a coal-fired…

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Budakova Bondcom KOSTT

December 17, 2019

Budakova wind farm’s developer inks supply deal with KOSTT

Transmission System and Market Operator (KOSTT) of Kosovo* has said it reached an agreement for the power that will be generated by the 15 turbines in a wind park planned…

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Bajgora wind EBRD loan finance

December 16, 2019

EBRD lends EUR 58 million for Bajgora – Kosovo’s biggest wind farm

Israeli-based Enlight Renewable Energy Ltd. secured half of the total required financing for its 105 MW Bajgora wind park in the municipality of Mitrovica. The European Bank for Reconstruction and…

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lignite thermal power plant

December 5, 2019

Renewables, power storage are Kosovo’s best choice: World Bank study

The most affordable strategy for the government in Prishtina would be to phase out coal-fueled power production, according to a previously unseen document that the United States–based Institute for Energy…

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OST

December 4, 2019

KOSTT, OST sign deal to establish Kosovo-Albania regulatory bloc

Kosovo’s* transmission system operator (TSO) KOSTT and Albania’s transmission system operator OST have signed agreement on establishing a regulatory bloc of energy system Kosovo-Albania, the KOSTT said in a press…

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November 4, 2019

KEK to get EUR 76 million grant to cut pollution from Kosovo B power plant

Kosovo* will receive a EUR 76 million grant from the EU’s Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA) for a project to reduce air pollution from the Kosovo B coal-fired power plant,…

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November 1, 2019

Most Read in October: Čibuk 1 wind farm, clashes on Mt. Stara Planina, IFC, Kosovo cooperation on solar project

The inauguration of the largest wind farm in the Western Balkans, the 57-turbine Čibuk 1, was number-one on our English-language Top 3 Most Read list for October. The Top 3…

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