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Albania importing 80 percent of electricity..

Albania has to import around 80 percent of electricity to cover consumption due to the exceptionally dry period and high temperatures, according to the media. The Albanian Power Corporation (KESH) has signed a contract to import 434,000 MWh of electricity in order to secure power for the month of August. The contract is worth EUR […]

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Increasing interest for photovoltaic parks: Hydro Valbona wants to build one in Tropoja

There is an increasing interest of Albanian enterprises for building photovoltaic parks throughout the country. Solar energy has received a lot of attention as the government decided to target energy production from alternative sources in order to reduce Albania’s dependence on hydropower, which currently accounts for almost 100% of its production. The Ministry of Energy […]

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Energy Community says it will call two tenders under WB6 electricity market

The Energy Community Secretariat has published service prior information notices regarding two upcoming tender procedures under WB6 electricity market integration initiative which are to be launched at the end of August or beginning of September 2017. The tenders will be launched for technical assistance in the implementation of the Western Balkan six day-ahead market coupling […]

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Final Facilitating multi-level governance for Energy Efficiency (multEE) project conference

 The GIZ Open Regional Fund for South-East Europe – Energy Efficiency (ORF-EE), in collaboration with its Facilitating multi-level governance for Energy Efficiency (multEE) project consortium partners and the Energy Community Secretariat, held the Final multEE Project Conference on June 29 in Vienna. The conference attracted government officials from nine multEE partner countries, as well as […]

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Albania Builds on PENETRON for First Waste-to-Energy Plant

In June 2017, Albania inaugurated its first waste-to-energy plant in Elbasan, which will almost eliminate the community’s landfill problem. PENETRON ADMIX was used to treat concrete used for the plant’s below-ground structures. Located on the Shkumbin River in central Albania, Elbasan is one of the country’s largest cities (population 128,000) and also one of its […]