Estonia: number of Eesti Energia’s green energy contracts triples in 2017

The number of green energy contracts concluded by customers with the state-owned Estonian energy group Eesti Energia tripled during 2017, hitting 10,045 by year-end. Households with a green energy contract consume energy generated 100% from renewable sources, Eesti Energia says. “By buying green energy, our clients are influencing the development of electricity production, with a…

Ukraine: Ukrenergo to implement ERP system based on Microsoft platform

Ukrenergo will introduce an automated management system (ERP) on the Microsoft Dynamix AX platform, which will support the reform of centralization of management processes in accounting and financial accounting, procurement, investment planning, budgeting, personnel management and other related areas. According to the company, the contract for the implementation of the ERP system worth UAH 29.017…

Kazakhstan: transit of energy resources to step up cooperation with Azerbaijan

Export of energy resources, including gas and liquefied gas to third countries through the territory of Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan will strengthen the transit cooperation between the two countries, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Kazakhstan Beibit Isabayev declared. “Recently we’ve held a meeting of the intergovernmental commission between our countries, where we have approved of a…

Ukraine: coal stocks at TPPs up within week

Coal stocks at Ukrainian thermal power plants (TPP) increased by 0.7% on December 20-27, to 1.773 million tons, according to the Ukrainian Energy and Coal Industry Ministry’s press service. At the same time, anthracite reserves grew by 6%, from 706,000 tons to 664,900 tons, it said. Meanwhile, gas grade coal stocks shrank by 2.6%, from…

Armenia: energy exports to grow

The role of Armenia as an energy corridor between Iran and Georgia will grow, tripling the potential of exporting electricity, minister of energy infrastructures and natural resources Ashot Manukyan said. According to the minister, three solar stations have been put to operation in Armenia in 2017, and a total of 128 solar photovoltaic stations have…

Belarus to export electricity to EAEU

Belarus hopes to supply electricity to the common electricity market of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), Belarus’ Energy Minister Vladimir Potupchik declared. “We hope to export electricity to the common electricity market of the Eurasian Economic Union after the common gas market is established and equal rights for all the countries are created. Our electricity…

Belarus: electricity consumption to grow

Electric energy consumption in Belarus is projected to increase by 3 billion kilowatt-hours by 2020, Belarusian Deputy Energy Minister Vadim Zakrevsky announced. “Under the optimistic scenario, electricity consumption will reach some 40 billion kWh by 2020, growing by 3 billion kWh from 2017. This increase includes 2 billion kWh to be used by the real…

Ukraine: Ukrenergo draws up feasibility study for construction of infrastructure for solar power plants in Chornobyl zone

The national energy company Ukrenergo has drawn up a feasibility study for construction of infrastructure to transmit electricity from solar power plants with a capacity of up to 1.2 gigawatts in the Chornobyl exclusion zone. Ukrenergo presented the document at a government meeting on December 1. “The project envisages construction of a new330/110 kV substation…