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KOSTT-OST-sign-agreement-on-establishing-Albanian-Power-Exchange

October 6, 2020

Albania, Kosovo* sign agreement to establish joint power exchange

Kosovo’s transmission system operator (TSO) KOSTT and its Albanian counterpart OST have signed the agreement on the establishment of the Albanian Power Exchange – ALPEX, formerly called APEX. The shareholder…

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Bechtel-Albania-MoU-on-construction-of-HPP-Skavica

October 5, 2020

Bechtel, Albania sign MoU on construction of HPP Skavica

US construction company Bechtel and Albania’s Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy will jointly prepare an action plan for the implementation of the Skavica hydropower plant project. The planned installed capacity…

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vjosa-edi-rama-hydropower-riwerwatch-Oblak-Aljaz

October 1, 2020

No hydropower plants to be built on Vjosa river

The hydropower plants planned on the Vjosa river’s lower and upper course won’t be built, for now. It could be said that the continuous appeals and protests from the citizens,…

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Natural-Energy-System-wind-farm-in-Albania

September 22, 2020

Natural Energy System asks for permit to build 3 MW wind farm in Albania

Albania-based Natural Energy System is interested in the construction of a 3 MW wind farm near the city of Fier, 30 kilometers from the Adriatic Sea coast, in the southwestern…

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FAO Albania Vjosa river valley sustainably

August 19, 2020

FAO helping Albania to manage Vjosa river valley sustainably

FAO started a green development project in Albania to support farmers and authorities in sustainable land use and the prevention of pollution and degradation of soil around the Vjosa, one…

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EBRD lend EUR 9.75 million KESH floating solar power plant

August 4, 2020

EBRD may lend EUR 9.75 million to KESH for floating solar power plant

Albania’s state-owned power producer may cover most of the cost for its hybrid power plant project with debt. EBRD targets October 21 for the approval of a secured loan of…

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Albania concession Voltalia Karavasta solar power plant

August 4, 2020

Albania inks concession with Voltalia for Karavasta solar power plant

After winning the auction, French company Voltalia landed a 15-year fixed rate deal for half of the production of the future 140 MW photovoltaic plant in Albania. The Karavasta Park…

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Moglice-hydropower-plant-in-Albania

June 23, 2020

Moglicë hydropower plant in Albania starts delivering electricity

Statkraft’s Moglicë hydropower plant in Albania has started commercial operations, delivering its renewable power to the Albanian grid. Moglicë is the larger of the two hydropower plants in the Devoll…

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Statkraft floating photovoltaic Banja HPP Albania

June 17, 2020

Statkraft to start building floating photovoltaic unit at Banja HPP in Albania

The first of four rafts with solar panels and a diameter of 70 meters is scheduled to be finished before the end of December, according to Statkraft, which is installing…

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Albania's hydropower plant Skavica

June 5, 2020

Albania’s hydropower plant Skavica to cost up to EUR 510 million

The government expects works on the 210 MW facility to begin next year, after a tendering procedure. Skavica would preserve water upstream on the Black Drin, prevent flooding and boost…

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Albania solar power price Karavasta

May 28, 2020

Albania secures lowest solar power price in Balkans in Karavasta auction

At the country’s second auction for utility-scale photovoltaics, Voltalia offered to sell electricity for just EUR 24.89 per MWh, a regional record. Albania said it would agree to the fixed…

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Albania-changes-law-OSHEE-OST-balluku

May 18, 2020

Albania changes law to continue restructuring of OSHEE, OST

The Parliament of Albania has adopted changes to the law on the electricity sector to continue restructuring state-owned companies – transmission system operator (TSO) OST, and power supplier and distribution…

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