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Ukraine introduces long-awaited changes to incentives for renewable energy

August 2020 – On 1 August 2020, pivotal amendments to Ukraine's renewable energy regulation have come into force (the RES Law). The RES Law implements the Memorandum of Understanding signed on 10 June 2020 between Ukraine's government and the renewable...

Hungary launches the second METÁR tender

July 2020 – On 15 July 2020, on the basis of the request of the Ministry of Innovation and Technology (“Ministry”), the Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority (“HEPURA”) launched the second tender procedure of the Hungarian...

Hungary: Second METÁR tender expected in July

July 2020 – On 18 June 2020 the Hungarian Ministry of Innovation and Technology (“Ministry”) announced that the Ministry requested the Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority (“HEPURA”) to launch the second public tender procedure...

Ukrainian government and renewable energy associations sign pivotal Memorandum of Understanding to stabilise the renewables market

June 2020 – On 10 June 2020, Ukraine’s prime minister and minister of energy signed a Memorandum of Understanding (the "Memorandum") with two major renewable energy associations in Ukraine. The document is the long-awaited result of a lengthy mediation...

Update on published bidding procedures in Romania

5 June 2020 – New public bidding procedures have recently been published in SEAP (the Romanian Electronic System for Public Procurements). Below we highlight a number of high-value procurement procedures selected by our team that target the Romanian...

Change is now: Important amendments to the Romanian Energy Law

May 2020 – On 19 May 2020, Government Emergency Ordinance no. 74/2020 amending Romanian Energy Law no. 123/2012 (the “Energy Law”) was published in the Official Gazette (“GEO no. 74”). GEO no. 74 introduces, under certain conditions, the possibility...

Romania’s energy regulator ANRE enacts order introducing gas release programme

May 2020 – On 18 May 2020, Romania’s National Energy Regulatory Authority (“ANRE”) published in the Official Gazette the Order no. 79/2020, on the obligation to offer natural gas on centralised markets in Romania (the “Order”), which introduces...

Regional: EPC Projects in the era of the global pandemic. Practical guide to approach your EPC Contracts during the COVID-19 crisis

6 April 2020 – The current global pandemic situation has dire consequences for the energy & natural resources sector, including on energy and petrochemical development projects and revamp / refurbishment projects across the sub-systems in the energy...

Romania: Impact on the energy sector of government-imposed price controls and essential personnel isolation measures in response to COVID-19

30 March 2020 – Confronted with a rapid spread of COVID-19 cases — fuelled in part by a high number of citizens returning from high-risk countries — the Romanian government has introduced additional measures to contain the spread of the pandemic...

No more regulated prices for households—the liberalisation of Romania’s gas market goes ahead as planned

25 March 2020 – Romania’s National Energy Regulatory Authority (“ANRE”) has published in the Official Gazette an order (Order no. 27/2020) setting out measures regarding natural gas supply to households in view of eliminating regulated prices....