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Thursday, 18 November 2010 17:36

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1.       Georgian Companies to Take Part in USAID-Financed Energy Projects

2.       Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Oil Pipeline Transported 31.2 million Tons of Oil in January-October

3.       Caucasus Energy and Infrastructure Carries on Constructing Mtkvari HPP

4.       In Brussels Georgia Energy Conference takes place

5.       Georgian President Expects Investments in Hydro Power System to Mark 5 billion USD in 7-8 Years

6.       Scotland to invest £70 million in offshore wind

7.       Europe to share knowledge on carbon capture and storage

8.       Publications

9.       Events

 

 Oil & Gas

Georgian Companies to Take Part in USAID-Financed Energy Projects

Georgian companies are able to take part in the projects, which are financed by the US Agency for International Development (USAID). USAID has already announced competition to select companies. As part of the electricity and gas infrastructure projects (PGIP), winner companies will implement projects in collaboration with Georgian Oil and Gas Corporation and Georgian State Electrosystem (GSE). Competition proposals should be submitted to the PGIP office through November 9. USAID has disbursed a grant of 123 260 million USD for rehabilitating and constructing  several power assets, including 33 million USD for electricity transmission rehabilitation and operation,  82 million USD for constructing the Poti 30 kilometer section of the main gas pipeline, 9.555 million USD to promote hydro energy investments, 1.5 million USD for financing clean energy initiatives and 760 thousand USD for supporting the program. Georgia and USAID concluded a grant agreement on 120 million USD on February 25, 2010.

http://gbc.ge/index.php?m=home&newsid=28356

 

Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Oil Pipeline Transported 31.2 million Tons of Oil in January-October

The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) transported 31.2 million tons of Azerbaijani oil in January-October 2010.  The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) noted the BTC pipeline handled 3.21 million tons of oil in October.  In January-October 2010 the BTC pipeline transported 30.5 million tons of oil and 138 million tons of oil since the pipeline launch on September 1, 2006.  In the reporting period the Turkish seaport of Ceyhan handled 30.13 million tons via BTC pipeline and 135.75 million tons since the pipeline launch.

http://gbc.ge/index.php?m=home&newsid=28447

 

 

Electrical Power

Caucasus Energy and Infrastructure Carries on Constructing Mtkvari HPP

Caucasus Energy and Infrastructure (CEI) carries on constructing a hydro power plant on the river Mtkvari. CEI has already completed the construction of a 15-kilometer transmission line and installation of an electric transformer to ensure electricity supply from the Aspindza District for the construction works. The company plans to launch constructing a water shield, a derivation channel, and a cascade. CEI-founded Mtkvari company is constructing the 38-megawatt HPP and the constructed works are being carried out by Caucasus Hydro Construction. CEI expects the project implementation to end in 2012. Required  investments of 70 million USD will be drawn from stakeholders. CEI is subsidiary of Liberty Consumer.

http://gbc.ge/index.php?m=home&newsid=28377

 

 

 

In Brussels Georgia Energy Conference takes place

Georgian delegation led by the Prime Minister Mr. NIka Gilauri left for Brussels where Georgia Energy Conference is planned to be held on November 5, 2010.  The conference will be attended by the Minister of Energy of Georgia Mr. Alexander Khetaguri, Commissioner for energy Mr. Günther Oettinger , Romanian Minister of Economy, Trade and Business Environment Mr. Ion Ariton, Bulgarian Minister of Economy, Energy, and Tourism Mr. Traicho Traikov and Director of European Government Affairs for BP Mr. Howard Chase .  At the conference the Prime Minister of Georgia will make a speech and discuss Georgia’s transit role, opportunities for utilization of hydro resources and recent reforms undertaken for improving investment climate in energy sector of Georgia.

http://minenergy.gov.ge/index.php?m=262&newsid=432

Georgian President Expects Investments in Hydro Power System to Mark 5 billion USD in 7-8 Years

Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili forecasts the coming seven to eight years will see investment inflows of 5 billion USD to the Georgia's hydro power system.  Saakashvili said at his meeting with students of Free University the investments will finance the construction of cascades and new turbines and creating additional power potential.  Saakashvili said one of the investment projects calls for constructing a 600-megawatt HPP in the village of Nenska, the Svaneti Region.  Nenska cascade will be capable of generating a half volume of Enguri HPP generation and 600 million to 800 million USD will be invested in the project implementation, Saakashvili said.  Saakashvili has focused on the construction of Khudoni HPP and named the year of 2012 as a deadline for the project launch. ‘We will generate 800 to 900 megawatts in addition through drawing 800 million to 1 billion USD investments", Saakashvili said.  The Georgian president also discussed the construction of Namakhvani HPP and added investments of 700 million to 800 million USD will be made in the project implementation. A Turkish-Korean consortium is working on drawing a required amount of investments. Saakashvili expects the construction works to start in 2011.

http://gbc.ge/index.php?m=home&newsid=28389

 

Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency

Scotland to invest £70 million in offshore wind

Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond today announced a £70 million investment fund to support the development of offshore wind in the region. The National Renewables Infrastructure Fund will support port and manufacturing facilities, as well as the offshore wind turbine manufacturing supply chain.

http://www.energyefficiencynews.com/i/3534/

 

Climate Change

Europe to share knowledge on carbon capture and storage

The European Commission announced plans earlier this week to set up a knowledge-sharing network for carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects across the region. The CCS Project Network is the first of its type in world to share information across demonstration projects and will also work to raise public awareness of the technology.

http://www.energyefficiencynews.com/i/3389/

 

 

Europe sees biggest fall in emissions from new cars in 2009

Average CO2 emissions from new cars sold in Europe were down 5% last year – the largest fall ever recorded, according to the European Commission. Road transport accounts for around a fifth of all CO2 emission in Europe, of which cars are responsible for over half. The Commission began tracking average CO2 emissions from new cars sold in the region in 2000 and has set a target of achieving 130 g CO2/km for 65% of lowest emitting cars by 2012. By 2015, this target will apply to all new cars.

http://www.energyefficiencynews.com/i/3558/

 

Publications

The  Renewable  Revolution
By Sajed Kamal

How We Can Fight Climate Change, Prevent Energy Wars, Revitalize the Economy and Transition to a Sustainable Future.

http://www.earthscan.co.uk/?TabId=102476&v=512542

 

 

Events

The 15th Uzbekistan International Oil & Gas Exhibition and Conference
Tashkent,Uzbekistan 
17 – 19 May 2011
http://www.oguzbekistan.com/2011/
 
World Future Energy Summit
Abu Dhabi
17 – 20 January 2011
http://www.earthscan.co.uk/tabid/467/Default.aspx
 
 
THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAM FOR GEORGIAN COMMUNITIES - ENERGY BUS PROJECT - PHASE II
Georgia, Kakheti, Kvareli district
15 – 19 November 2010
http://www.eecgeo.org/en/project_energy_bus.htm
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