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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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September 20, 2018

Ministry receives six bids for solar project from US, EU companies

Albania’s Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy has received six bids from international companies for building a solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant, the ministry has said in a press release. Last…

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September 17, 2018

Tirana shortlisted for 2018 Transformative Action Award

Albania’s City of Tirana is among three shortlisted candidates for the 2018 Transformative Action Award, according to a press release from the organizers. The other two shortlisted candidates for the…

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September 13, 2018

UNECE calls on Albania to tackle dumpsites, look beyond hydropower

The third Environmental Performance Review of Albania undertaken by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) calls on Albania to put waste dumpsites in order, look beyond hydropower, upgrade…

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September 7, 2018

Evaluation of energy performance of buildings in Albania from the perspective of energy poverty

Author: Lira Hakani, EDEN Center, Tirana, Albania In an op-ed for Balkan Green Energy News, Lira Hakani of the Environmental Center for Development, Education and Networking (EDEN Center) presents the…

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August 23, 2018

OSHEE to invest EUR 294 million over five years

Albania’s power distribution network operator OSHEE plans to invest ALL 37.1 billion (around EUR 294.2 million) in the power supply facilities over the next five years. According to the Albanian…

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