Legal Granting Issues of Hydroelectric Resources in the Western Balkans by EuroElektra / Dr Lorenc Gordani
The purpose to get an overview on the strategic development of hydropower sector makes inevitable the in-depth analyses on the legal framework. The WB6 countries are signatories and obliged to implement the entire EU legislative framework in their energy sector. Notwithstanding, the above obligations, coordination and common approach does not exist at regional and WB6 level except for the grid networks.
Then, it is necessary the start by offering an overview on the general framework of granting rights regime for the different size of hydropower investments resources in the EU and the Western Balkans. Further, to replay to the concerns related with the Public Private Partnership (PPP) it is needed to focus in assessment of the main terms of the agreements based in the regime of the PPP. The all accompanied with a better assessment of partnership relationship (PPP) as a regime to protect the investment and mitigate the impact of various variables occurring on time.
The above, is integrated with an explanation of the main concept of the PPP’s, based in cooperation on the issues of the release of permits and licences, the share of risks in a long-term and the guaranties based at international standard of the investments. An analyse, where is give our pro e cons consideration, presuming the sign of successful concessionary agreement and related contracts and guaranties, offering our point of view on the managements of the question that may rise, depended on the changes of the regulatory framework and other conditions that occur over the times.
The all with the final aim to lead to the understanding of fully essential aspect to which an investor has to base its decision, such as the high technical and cost-competitive energy potential, favourable policy soft measure on RES promotion, continuo remove of the barriers, forecast on liberalisation and regional integration. In last, based to our experience, as whom have “passed along the road”, we show that the problem do not stand in legislation, but in an ex-ante well done analytical assessment and the capacity to follow-up with a “wise” approach thought the administrative procedures.
This report is part of a wide empiric work, overtake within strategic working programme and based on the request came in continuo by our partners, with purpose to give a qualified contribute to the market liberalisation and regional integration as well as the build-up of sustainable model of the energy market. It has become part of presentation in many national and international seminars, workshops and conferences and will be commerce directly by our bookstore.
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