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Presentation of Albanian Centre for Energy Regulation and Conservation - ACERC

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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ReSPA Tenders: Comparative analysis of lessons learned from recent developments in implementation of PPP projects in Wester Balkans Region

AEI Updates April 2015 Posted on Thu, April 30, 2015 22:08:34

ReSPA Tenders: Comparative analysis of
lessons learned from recent developments in implementation of PPP projects in
Wester Balkans Region

ReSPA is
conducting a regional study on “Comparative analysis of lessons learned
from recent developments in implementation of PPP projects in Western Balkans
region”. The general objective of the comparative study is to foster PPP
market development in WB and to encourage development of common PPP practice in
the WB region as well as regional PPP projects. The rationale of this study is
to explore to which extent the PPP market is developed in WB countries in terms
of regulatory and institutional framework, readiness to conduct procurement
procedure and capability for planning and programming. In that sense the main
aim of the comparative study is to increase the exposure of PPP public
stakeholders to the above mentioned practicalities of PPP projects in order to
identify and share findings on practicalities of PPP projects implementation,
lessons learned and recommendations.

The study will
explicitly take into account the European principles of public administration
related to PPP as developed by SIGMA.

ReSPA is intending
to engage two lead experts and 6 (six) regional experts from all ReSPA Members
and Kosovo*

*Public servants
are not eligible to apply

*This designation
is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and
the ICJ opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence

For more about
below procurement find the here link.

Procurement notice and ToR for
International Lead Expert

Procurement notice and ToR for
Lead review Expert

Procurement notice and ToR for
Regional Expert from Albania

Procurement notice and ToR for
Regional Expert from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Procurement notice and ToR for
Regional Expert from Kosovo*

Procurement notice and ToR for
Regional Expert from Macedonia

Renewables: business in the Balkans with the European Cooperation 24 April 2015

AEI Updates April 2015 Posted on Thu, April 30, 2015 15:16:38

Renewables: business in the Balkans with the European Cooperation
24 April 2015

Small and medium Adriatic enterprises, engaged in the sectors of energy saving and renewable energy (RES and RUE), meet and set up a system which is leading to a new path of internationalization. The opportunity arises in Serbia, on the occasion of the “RENEXPO® Western Balkans” Fair of Belgrade, during the business meeting opened with the ALTERENERGY Strategic Project – funded within the IPA Adriatic Cross-border Cooperation Programme 2007-2013.

More than 40 joint business bilateral tables between enterprises and investors for a total of about 200 BtoB, with the involvement of 60 PMIs from Italy, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia: “The initiative is unprecedented and provides for the definition of a real chain of small and medium sector firms in the Adriatic, with tangible economic and employment benefits – says Bernardo Notarangelo, Director of Mediterranean Department – Puglia Region – ITALY (ALTERENERGY lead partner) – A strategic project funded by the Territorial Cooperation, another important piece to the great mosaic for the construction of the new Europe: the aim is to strengthen the activated relations and develop new ones, in line with the 20-20-20 objectives of sustainability”.

“Improving the knowledge of the territories and the potential of the market – stressed Milos Banjac, representing the Ministry of Energy and Mining of Serbia (project partner) – allows tracing the foundation for broad prospects, particularly significant for the whole Balkan area and the process of Serbia’s accession to the European Union. Marco Leone, Director of the Economic-Commercial Office of the Italian Embassy in Belgrade, Artan Leskovicu of the Albanian Agency for natural resources and Ana Rakic of UniCredit Bank Serbia seem to be on the same page. “The enterprises beyond the Adriatic, in fact, seek loudly support in favour of the economic system in the field of sustainable energy – added Giovanni Mafodda, Director of the Institute for Foreign Trade in Belgrade – and already see in the ALTERENERGY Project the springboard for a managerial and productive growth”.

Investment opportunities, collaborations and technology transfer: these are the actions provided aside the Business to Business meetings held in the “Renexpo Fair”, all planned in consultation with the Chamber of Commerce of Bari and the Internationalization Department of Puglia Region, in collaboration with the Serbian Ministry of Energy and Mining. “The networking built since 2011 with ALTERENERGY testifies today’s innovative approach designed for the activation of an Adriatic Community of renewable energies – said Claudio Polignano, project coordinator for Puglia Region – not only to encourage the production context towards new challenges in renewable energy and energy efficiency. This is a test case, in view of additional opportunities offered by the new 2014-20 European programming on the subject of territorial cooperation”.

The experimental nature adopted by the Strategic Project Partnership looks ahead, then, and already provides an interesting scenario of the energy market in the Adriatic area. That’s why the session of BtoB open in Belgrade did not leave out the deepening of reference contexts at the country partners’ level, particularly in Albania, Serbia and Slovenia.

But the business and investment support does not end here. The more than 100 companies selected by the ALTERENERGY partnership will meet again in late June 2015, this time in Apulia and in an increasingly innovative context for the exchange of best practices. Meanwhile, in order to facilitate the access to new markets of energy efficiency and increase competitiveness, the Mediterranean Department of the Puglia Region already offers two tools: “ALTERENERGY Small and Medium Enterprises Catalogue” and a business scouting service.


AEI Updates April 2015 Posted on Thu, April 30, 2015 10:42:40

April 29th, 2015

While the Italian government was approving the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) dismissing regional opposition, regulatory authorities in Albania, Greece and Italy released a joint opinion aimed at prolonging the validity period of TAP’s exemption from some provisions of the EU Gas Directive, following in the footsteps of the positive opinion expressed by the European Commission and the Energy Community Secretariat.

“TAP continues to comply with all the conditions set out in the exemption decision, as well as European regulation to which our project is subject” Lutz Landwehr, TAP’s Commercial Director, commented in a note.

Also on Wednesday, the pipeline connecting Azerbaijan and Europe overcame the objections presented by Puglia regional governor Nichi Vendola, who opposed the defined landing point over environmental concerns. Vendola said that the central government in Rome approved the TAP project with a landing point at Melendugno.

TAP said that the planned commencement date of Shah Deniz Phase 2 gas exports to Europe is expected in 2020.

In 2013, TAP secured an exemption from certain provisions of the EU Gas Directive [2009/73/EC], including a third party access exemption for the initial capacity of 10 billion cubic meters annually (bcm/a) for gas volumes from Azerbaijan supplied under the relevant Shah Deniz gas sales agreements over a period of 25 years.

Earlier this month, Italian Minister of Economic Development Federica Guidi said that the Cabinet would have granted final authorisation for TAP by the end of May.