IENE workshop 2nd : Developing Albania’s Hydroelectricity Potential
Speaking at the second session of the workshop IENE to exploit the hydroelectric potential of Albania, Executive Director of IENE Mr. Kostis Stambolis alleged a position that as it further develops the electric system of the country, mainly based on hydropower, will need the support of the Greek electrical system in order to achieve uninterrupted operation. A support will be based both on bilateral electricity exchanges and technical assistance and investment assistance can offer PPC.
Based on data presented by the Executive Director of IENE, and based on wide reference study has been prepared, the SE Europe Energy Outlook 2016, the total output of Albania electricity will double by 2030, from current levels of 4200 GWh in more from 8,100 GWh .With the vast majority of this electricity production come from hydropower projects by exploiting the confirmed potential of 4500 MW compared to 1460 MW currently in use.
Through presentations and speeches of representatives of the state-owned electricity corporate KESH, the Albanian energy regulator, Dr. Abaz Aliko, as Director of the Energy Department’s Energy Ministry of Policy, Agim Bregasi and Mr. Lorenz Kosta, Director of Transmission of Electricity OST and Mr. Perparim Kalo, Director known legal office Kalo & Partners gave dynamic course and very substantial investment potential of hydropower sector in Albania.
The director of the address hydroelectric PPC Mr. John Argirakis made a comprehensive presentation and valuation of the Company’s activities including large and small hydroelectric projects.
A series of presentations by PPC executives but also by the company TERNA ENERGY by Mrs. Yulia Tsiknakis and from the company Aktor from Mr. John Lefas. The workshop IENE completed with an extensive panel discussion which was coordinated by Mr. Perparim Kalo.