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Thursday, 01.09.2016, 02:26
Japan's Hitachi, one of the world's biggest power plant construction and manufacturing corporations, has failed to stop the tender for a contractor of the construction of the Vilnius Japan's Hitachi, one of the world's biggest power plant construction and manufacturing corporations, has failed to stop the tender for a contractor of the construction of the Vilnius Cogeneration Power Plant, reports LETA/BNS.
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Latvian power utility Latvenergo, which operates under the name of Elektrum in the Baltic market, will continue to supply electric power to Latvijas Dzelzcels (Latvian Railways, LDz) national rail company, reports LETA/BNS.
The Public Utilities Commission on Thursday decided that joint-stock natural gas company Latvijas Gaze could not temporarily bar the power utility Latvenergo from accessing natural gas transmission and distribution system, reports LETA.
The Estonian state-owned electricity distribution network operator Elektrilevi invested 39.4 mln euros during the first six months of 2016, and for the invested money 1,072 kilometers of weatherproof power lines and 117 new substations were built, as well as 76,949 remote read power meters installed, Elektrilevi representatives told BC.
The government today approved the route of the high-voltage power line from the Estonian town of Sindi to Riga 2nd thermal power station, reports LETA.
Gas tariffs will inevitably climb after Latvijas Gaze natural gas utility is split up, Juris Savickis, vice-chairman of the Latvijas Gaze supervisory board and head of Itera Latvija, the gas importer which holds a 16% stake in the gas company, said in an interview with LNT on Monday cites LETA.
The manufacturer of wind turbines Eleon is about to set up a wind turbine control and software development center at Salme on Saaremaa island as part of its plan for the establishment of a manufacturing business that would build up to 60 new turbines every year, the regional newspaper Meie Maa said, cites LETA/ BNS.
Litgrid has connected a 60-megawatt, 24-turbine wind farm of 4energia, a subsidiary of Estonia's Nelja Energia, to the country's power transmission grid, writes LETA/BNS.
The average price of electricity in Nord Pool Spot's Lithuanian bidding area jumped by one-fourth last week from a week ago to reach 40.4 euros per megawatt-hours (MWh), Litgrid said on Tuesday, reports LETA/BNS.
Households in Latvia are still paying the highest electricity bills in the Baltic states, Enefit, the Latvian subsidiary of Estonian energy company Eesti Energia, informed LETA.
The new electricity distribution rates of the Sadales Tikli electricity distribution company come into force today, introducing fixed subscription fees for all electricity consumers, writes LETA.
The Estonian transmission system operator Elering is to announce this fall the construction tenders for building the Estonian section of the third Estonian-Latvian power connection and the final decision is to be made next spring, reports LETA/BNS.
Lithuanian Energy Minister Rokas Masiulis supports the idea of building a second power interconnection with Sweden and says that although Lithuania has experience in developing such a project, it would discuss the location of the NordBalt 2 cable with Latvia, writes LETA/BNS.
After the Belarusian Energy Ministry confirmed an "extreme situation" during the construction of the Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant close to the Lithuanian border, a Lithuanian nuclear energy expert maintains it was a serious incident and does not rule out that the utility might need a new body of the reactor, reports LETA/BNS.