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Share of renewables in CEE increased thanks to higher hydro generation and a solar boom

The share of electricity generated from renewables in the European Union energy mix exceeded the share of fossil fuels in 2020 for the first time ever.

ENTSO-E publishes paper on grid-forming capabilities

ENTSO-E published a paper outlining the progress made in recent years in technological options from power electronics coupled sources to support the future system.

Slovakia and Hungary have been linked by new significant cross-border 400 kV electricity lines

The electricity trading on the new Hungarian-Slovak cross-border transmission lines was successfully launched.

Slovenia’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry believes that a coal phase-out by 2033 is premature

The Slovenian Chamber of Commerce and Industry believes that a coal phase-out by 2033 is a premature decision and the appropriate deadline should be somewhere between 2037 and 2040, similar to what is planned in Germany.

Hungary’s installed PV capacity increased tenfold in the past five years

The installed capacity of solar power plants has increased tenfold in Hungary in the last five years. The Hungarian Energy and Utilities Regulatory Authority expects that this trend will continue in the future.

Lithuania is for Poland an important partner in strengthening regional energy security

Lithuania is for Poland an important partner in strengthening regional energy security, said the Minister of Climate and Environment, Michał Kurtyka during an online meeting with the Lithuanian Minister of Energy Dainius Kreivys.

Cross-border transmission line between Slovenia and Hungary to be concluded by March 2022

TSOs from Slovenia and Hungary are announcing the conclusion of the construction of the transmission line and the start of allocating cross-border transfer capacities on the border between Slovenia and Hungary by March 2022.

State Construction Control Bureau commissions the Estonia-Latvia third 330 kV interconnection

The State Construction Control Bureau (BKVB) has commissioned the development project Estonia-Latvia third 330 kV interconnection implemented by the Latvian electricity transmission system operator.

Extension of Single Day-Ahead Coupling to Bulgaria planned for May

The launch of coupling operations of the Bulgarian bidding zone in the IBWT regional framework is the next step towards the achievement of the single day-ahead European electricity market.

From now on the Port of Tallinn now will consume only green electricity

The port of Tallinn entered into a renewable energy purchase agreement with Eesti Energia and now consumes only green electricity produced in Estonia, leaving a total of almost 7,000 tons of CO2 unreleased in the air per year.

Slovenian ELES and Smart Wires collaborate to unlock the full capacity of grids

ELES and Smart Wires announced a joint agreement which will see ELES’ dynamic line rating (DLR) technology combined with Smart Wires’ power flow control solution to unlock the full capacity of transmission grids.

ENTSO-E: a special load situation on the day of the system separation in Continental Europe

According to the Interim Report published by ENTSO-E, the overall pan-European flow pattern on the afternoon of 8 January 2021 reflected a special load situation.

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