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European-financed small hydropower plants damaging pristine Balkan

December 20, 2017

Study: European-financed small hydropower plants damaging pristine Balkan

Eight hydropower projects in Albania, Croatia and Macedonia financed with European public money have damaged biodiversity and are in urgent need of increased monitoring and restoration measures, finds a study…

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Application for small hydro power plant close to Shkodra, Albania

December 18, 2017

Application for small hydro power plant close to Shkodra in Albania submitted

Albanian company Gjeokonsult & Co submitted an application for a building permit for a small hydro power plant (SHPP) close to the city of Shkodra. The plant will be of…

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December 1, 2017

AD MEPSO seeking consultant for Albania-Macedonia transmission line

European bank for reconstruction and development (EBRD) and Macedonian electricity transmission system operators (TSO) AD MEPSO published an invitation for expressions of interest offers to provide consultant services for the…

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Albania, renewables, investments EUR 300 million

November 22, 2017

EUR 300 million investments in renewable energy projects in Albania

Around EUR 300 million will be invested in Albania’s energy sector, namely in renewable energy sector. More investments from private companies are expected. Growing concerns what will happen to the…

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Turkish-Albanian consortium

November 7, 2017

Turkish-Albanian consortium will build 120 MW HPP in Albania

Ayen Enerji & Fusha, a Turkish-Albanian consortium, has won a contract for construction and operation of a 120 MW hydro power plant in Albania, with a 35-year concession period. Construction works on Kalivac HPP are…

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November 3, 2017

Albanian government will stimulate investments in solar energy

Solar energy is an extremely important energy source for Albania because of its geographic position and exposure to sunlight, the Albanian Minister of Infrastructure and Energy, Damian Gjiknuri said at…

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October 31, 2017

Tirana tests electric buses following introduction of electric taxis

The city authorities in the Albanian capital Tirana have started testing electric buses as part of efforts to lower the level of pollution in the city. The first bus that…

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October 6, 2017

Kosovo* and Albania agree to intensify work on establishing common electricity market

Ministers of Kosovo* and Albania have discussed the establishment of the common electricity market as well as Albanian power exchange in which Kosovo is ready to take part. They have…

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August 30, 2017

Albanian government grants waste management concession to Dutch company

The Albanian Ministry of the Environment selected the Dutch company Integrated Energy BV to build an incinerator and rehabilitate landfills used by the Albanian capital Tirana. Integrated Energy B.V. made…

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August 10, 2017

Albania forced to import 80 percent of electricity due to drought

Albania has to import around 80 percent of electricity to cover consumption due to the exceptionally dry period and high temperatures, according to the media. The Albanian Power Corporation (KESH)…

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August 9, 2017

Project for more resilient water system in Tirana pending final review

The project for improvement of water supply in Tirana has passed concept review and is pending final review, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) announced. Target board date…

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July 27, 2017

EBRD supports Hellenic Petroleum’s renewable energy projects

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has supported Hellenic Petroleum’s diversification of activities into the area of renewable energy by subscribing to EUR 28.3 million in bonds issued…

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