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The association brings together leading developers, utilities, research organisations and major industrial companies. They share the goal of accelerating the development and deployment of utility scale non-renewable and renewable energy projects.
- Biomass - Bio Energy - Bio Fuel
Biomass potential in our country can be grouped in five main categories:
1. trees and wood wastes from various processes in the wood operation industry
2. plant remains (stalk, seeds, etc..), at the end of their production cycle, that are not used in
other branches of economy
3. energetic vegetables (trees) olive oil, that are planted to be burned as biomass after having reached
4. animal wastes (waste, bones, skin) which are not used in other economy branches
5. Urban Waste, industrial waste
- Geothermal Generation
Geothermal energy resources in Albania are estimated as warm water sources of the underground soil, which have a sufficient temperature to be used as energy source.
Geothermic situation of Albania offers two ways to use energy geothermic, separated as follows:
1. thermal sources with low enthalpy and maximum temperature up to 80°C. These are natural resources or wells that are located in a vast territory of Albania, from the south, near to the border with Greece northeastern area;
2. deep vertical wells for geothermal energy, where is included a large number of oil and abandoned gas wells, that can be used for heating purposes.
- Waste to Energy - WTE
Waste as a source, as energy, as a starting point, not as the dead end of a process. If there is something economy, climate, environment and agriculture experts agree upon is that the future belongs to the three R’s: recycling, reuse and reduction of waste. In Albania there is 2.85 MW power plant is located in Elbasan, the project which also rehabilitated Elbasan’s landfill represents the largest and one of the most important engineering projects of its kind in the country. Also there are work on progress for a second power plant waste to energy, located near Fier.
- Energy Storage
Albania is not using any storage energy at the moment, even though the capacities are high especially in :
1. Thermal energy storage technologies, allow us to temporarily reserve energy produced in the form of heat or cold for use at a different time.
2. In Pumped Heat Electrical Storage (PHES), electricity is used to drive a storage engine connected to two large thermal stores.
3. Pumped Hydro-Power – Gravity is a powerful, inescapable force that surrounds us at all times – and it also underpins one of the most established energy storage technologies, pumped hydro-power. Currently the most common type of energy storage is pumped hydroelectric facilities.
- AEA EPC/ESCO
Energy efficiency (“EE”) is at the cornerstone of the European energy policy and one of the main targets of the Europe 2020 Strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth adopted by the European Council in June 2010.
Our members accomplish this goal by providing Energy Performance Contracting (EPC), which is a long term partnership between the client and the supplier that facilitates staged deep energy retrofits with initial funding from a third party, the ESCO or the client. AEA ESCOs delivers energy services and/or other energy efficiency improvement measures and accepts some degree of financial risk. Our remuneration of AEA ESCO is directly tied to the energy savings achieved. AEA ESCO can finance, or assist in arranging financing for the operation of an energy system by providing a savings guarantee.
AEA ESCO Typical services:
Energy engineering skills, Energy audits, Feasibility studies
Manpower or management time, Engineering design
Technology information, Equipment procurement
Capital funding, Subcontractor management
Understanding of risk, Construction
Measurements and verification, Operation and maintenance