Estonia: electricity prices not too high

According to Taavi Veskimagi, CEO of the Estonian state-owned transmission system operator (TSO) Elering, the current low price of electricity does not allow for investments. Veskimagi said that the current quarter’s price jump to more than EUR 40 per megawatt-hour was rather an anomaly, and electricity prices were forecast to return to EUR 40 or…

Ukraine: gas price for population grows

On November 1 the price for natural gas for the population grew by 23.5%. The corresponding decision was earlier approved by the Cabinet of Ministers. Taking into account the delivery and VAT, the new gas price amounts to UAH 8.55 thousand per 1,000 cubic meters for the population, and UAH 8.36 thousand for district heating…

Uzbekistan: reforms in electricity sector mulled with WB

Representatives of Uzbekistan’s state-run energy operator Uzbekenergo and the World Bank Group held a meeting to discuss reforms in the electricity sector of Uzbekistan. The parties discussed a plan on expansion of generating capacity at the lowest cost, research on tariffs, institutional reforms in the electricity sector and renewable energy development. The delegations of Uzbekenergo…

Ukraine: Chornobyl going solar

Ukraine has unveiled a solar plant in Chornobyl, just across from where a power station, now encased in a giant sarcophagus, caused the world’s worst nuclear disaster three decades ago. Built in a contaminated area, which remains largely uninhabitable and where visitors are accompanied by guides carrying radiation meters, 3,800 panels produce energy to power…

Ukraine: energy security discussed with Croatia

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has thanked his Croatian counterpart Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovia for supporting Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. The meeting between the two presidents was held at the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly in New York, the press service of the head of state reported. In addition, the parties discussed a wide range…

Belarus: progress on building NPP good

The completion rate of the first unit of the Belarusian nuclear power plant stands at 80%, and that of the second unit – 60%, Mikhail Filimonov, Director General of the state enterprise Belarusian Nuclear Power Plant, declared. “The readiness of the Belarusian nuclear power plant is reflected by an integrated indicator resulting from a complicated…

Kazakhstan: Turkish investors to build greenhouses in Turkestan

Turkestan region governor Zhanseiit Tuimebayev met with Dal Holding Investment CO deputy director Cemalettin Ceker, the governor’s press service reports. The parties debated issues concerning attraction of investments to the development of glass-house industry in Turkestan and Kentau. According to the project proposed, up-to-date greeneries will be built in the territory of 200 ha, 80%…

Uzbekistan: nuclear power plant to be built

Uzbekistan intends to start construction of its nuclear power plant. Uzbekistan and Rosatom, Russia’s state corporation, reached an agreement to build a two-reactor nuclear power plant (NPP). It is expected to put it into commission in full by 2028. NPP construction will let the country save 3.7 billion cubic meters of natural gas a year.…