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ACERC is a think tank centre with focus on the Albania energy market and its integration in the regional IEM. The Acerc mission base on the in-depth knowledge of EU and regional energy law and policy and strives to provide a qualified contribution to the promotion of the liberalization and effective integration as well as efficient use of energy resources.

main activities briefly consists in build-up collaborations and supports to market players in study researches such as the certificate reports, articles and periodicals. The transfer of high expertise through building-up institutional capacities by national and regional training courses, seminars and conferences. The institutional representation and integration within framework of the forum of Albanian School of Regulation.

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Balkan Countries Sign Gas Pipeline Agreement, NEWS23 APR 15

AEI Updates April 2015 Posted on Sat, April 25, 2015 22:29:34

NEWS23 APR 15Balkan Countries Sign Gas Pipeline Agreement

Bulgaria, Greece and Romania are planning the construction of a new gas corridor in order to reduce dependence on Russian energy deliveries.



Energy officials from three Balkan countries on Wednesday signed an agreement on the construction of a gas corridor that will interconnect their natural gas networks and will have a capacity of 3-5 billion cubic meters per year.

The vertical gas corridor, which will require a total investment of about 220 million euro and will be operational by 2018, is to contribute to the diversification of gas supply. Most of the gas will come from Azerbaijan and from Greece’s liquefied natural gas terminals.

“We are finally getting a new source of gas because until now we were totally reliant on one source, Russia,” media reported Bulgaria’s Deputy Energy Minister Zhecho Stankov as saying.

The agreement comes as the European Commission on Wednesday sent a Statement of Objections to Russia’s energy giant Gazprom, arguing that its business practices in Central and Eastern European gas markets represented an abuse of its dominant market position and broke EU anti-trust rules.

Romania produces about 11 billion cubic metres of gas a year, covering about 75 per cent of its own annual needs. It imports the rest from Russia.

Bulgaria consumes about 3 billion cubic meters of natural gas, 95 percent of which is imported from Russia, and the majority of that comes through Ukraine which is seen as an unreliable transit country. It has been cut off from Russian supplies twice, in 2006 and 2009.

Both countries have been seeking to diversify its gas supply by building interconnection links with neighbours.

Albania Operator of Electricity Distribution Procure Services on Power Maintenance, Note Released, 21 April 2015

AEI Updates April 2015 Posted on Sat, April 25, 2015 19:05:40

Albanian Operator of the Electricity Distribution – OSHEE Open Procurement
on Power Transformers Maintenance

Released, 23 April 2015

Albanian Operator of Electricity Distribution (alias Operatori i Shpërndarjes se Energjisë
Elektrike – Oshee)
announces the opening of the procurement procedure on the services for the repairing
and maintenance of its power transformers.

procurement will be perform in framework agreement with open procedures through
the electronic system. The limit fund is established 955,681.33 EUR (134,000,000.00
ALL) without the VAT and with the income from its operating expenses.

deadline for the completion of the service is established to come within the 1 year with the starting from the
date of conclusion of the framework agreement. The prequalification submission
deadline is established on 18 May 2015 within the hour 11.00 a.m. and the
deadline for the opening of the prequalification applications will came within
the same timeframe.