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February 5, 2019

Albania freezes new hydropower projects on environmental concerns

Albanian Energy and Infrastructure Minister Belinda Balluku has said she will freeze work on new hydropower plants (HPPs) and launch an investigation into 182 licenses issued to build 440 HPPs….

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January 30, 2019

KESH gets new CEO as sacking continues in Albanian state-owned power sector

Former chief of the Albanian Development Fund (ADF) Benet Beci has been appointed as new general manager of public power utility KESH, after Agron Hetoja was relieved of duty, local…

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January 23, 2019

New energy minister assumes office, OST general manager resigns

Belinda Balluku, niece of a former high-level communist politician, is the new minister of infrastructure and energy in the Albanian government, and one of her first moves was to request the…

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December 27, 2018

KESH adopts climate risk management plan

Albania’s state-owned power utility KESH, whose production is almost entirely dependent on hydropower plants (HPP), has adopted its first climate risk management plan, a strategic approach to address the challenges…

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December 20, 2018

Norway’s Statkraft seeks to build floating solar power plant in Albania

Norway’s state-owned Statkraft, the world’s largest hydropower company and Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy, has filed a request to build a floating solar power plant in Albania, according to…

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December 10, 2018

KESH files request to build floating solar power plant

Albania’s state-owned power utility KESH has submitted a request to the Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy to build a floating solar power plant with a capacity of 12.9 MW on…

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November 23, 2018

Albania’s power generation quadruples in Q3

Albania’s net domestic production of electricity in the third quarter of 2018 almost quadrupled, reaching 1,630 GWh, compared to 418 GWh of electricity generated in Q3 2017, which could boost…

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November 13, 2018

Albania, Kosovo* to jointly build 200 MW hydropower plant

Albania and Kosovo* will jointly build a 200 MW hydropower plant (HPP) in the area between Dragash and Prizren, Kosovo* Minister of Economic Development Valdrin Lluka said. He said that…

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November 13, 2018

Consortium led by India Power Corporation wins bid to build 100 MW solar power plant

The Albanian Energy and Infrastructure Ministry has selected a consortium led by India Power Corporation to build the country’s first solar power plant with an installed capacity of 100 MW,…

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November 8, 2018

Lending under EBRD’s GEFF approved to first bank in Albania to on-lend for energy efficiency projects

Albania’s Union Bank will on-lend a EUR 6 million loan it has secured from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) for high-performance energy efficiency projects in privately owned…

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November 5, 2018

Albania bans imports of cars over 10 years old, not meeting Euro 5 emission standard from 2019

The Albanian government has adopted a decision banning imports of cars older than 10 years and not meeting the Euro 5 emission standard as of January 1, 2019, in an…

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September 26, 2018

Energy Community mediates dispute between state, HPP Energji Ashta

The Energy Community Secretariat’s Dispute Resolution and Negotiation Centre has organized the first meetings with the parties and all other entities involved in the dispute related to balancing issues in…

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