Renewables

Albania adopts law on promotion of energy from renewables

Photo: Pixabay

Published

February 3, 2017

Country

Comments

0

Share

Published:

February 3, 2017

Country:

Comments:

0

Share

The Parliament of Albania passed the Law on Promotion of the Use of Energy from Renewable Sources, following negotiations between the Government and producers mediated by the Energy Community.

The draft law was challenged by the operators of small hydropower plants in the country, as it changes the regulatory regime and support scheme. The EC Secretariat’s Dispute Resolution and Negotiation Centre facilitated the negotiations between the producers and the Albanian government and parliamentary committee.

A compromise solution was found in December 2016, in the form of a special provision now incorporated within the law. Part of the compromise is that the Secretariat will help define the support scheme for existing producers.

“The Secretariat emphasizes the importance of the adoption of a final solution that is acceptable to all stakeholders involved. We hope that the compromise found will positively affect legal certainty and improve both compliance with the acquis and investor confidence,” said the EC deputy director Dirk Buschle. The Secretariat will now verify the adopted law’s compliance with the Energy Community acquis.

So far, the support scheme for energy generated from renewable energy sources in Albania has been a feed-in tariff which has been applied only to small hydro power plants with the capacity of less than 10 MW, and between 10 MW and 15 MW based on concession agreements signed for 15 years.

The public energy supplier has been obliged to pay a regulated tariff for the electricity generated from renewable energy sources while the grid operator has been obliged to connect any energy generating plant meeting the conditions for connection to its system. Renewable energy has not been given priority in regards to grid connection.

Comments (0)

Be the first one to comment on this article.

Enter Your Comment
Please wait... Please fill in the required fields. There seems to be an error, please refresh the page and try again. Your comment has been sent.

Related Articles

Azerbaijan on good track to double gas exports to EU, start supply of green energy

Azerbaijan on track to double gas exports to EU, start green energy supply

06 February 2023 - The 9th ministerial meeting of the Southern Gas Corridor Advisory Council in Baku brought together representatives from 16 states and the EU

Mostar to become first city in BiH with solar power plant for self-consumption

Mostar to become first city in BiH with solar power plant for self-consumption

06 February 2023 - A few weeks ago, The Sarajevo Canton announced a similar initiative - to establisha a public company for renewables

Greece subsidize rooftop photovoltaics only if batteries included

Greece to subsidize rooftop photovoltaics only if batteries are included

06 February 2023 - Greece will launch a public call next month for subsidies for rooftop photovoltaics that would be paired with batteries

Europe s largest solar power Portugal Iberdrola Fernando Pessoa

Europe’s largest solar power project is underway in Portugal

06 February 2023 - "I greeted the sun by raising my right hand." Europe's largest solar power plant will be named after Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa.