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September 5, 2016

Minister Gjiknuri opens Energy Community Summer School

The first Energy Community Summer School kicked off on September 3 in Tirana with an opening speech by Albanian minister of energy and industry Damian Gjiknuri. The eight-day event gathered…

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September 4, 2016

Power exports soar 53.3% from first half of last year

Albania imported 776 GWh of electricity in the six months through June, 4.7% less than in the equivalent period of last year, the national Institute of Statistics (Instat) said. At…

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July 1, 2016

KESH secures EUR 218 million loan from EBRD

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is supporting the modernization of Albanian Power Corporation (Korporata Elektroenergjitike Shqiptare – KESH sh. a.), the largest generator of electricity in Albania, with…

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June 28, 2016

Interconnection with Kosovo comes online

Albania inaugurated a EUR 70 million power transmission line of 400 kV, linking the country with Kosovo, SeeNews reported. The interconnection is 241.1 kilometres long. The 151.1 kilometres on the…

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June 4, 2016

Workshop on Albania’s hydroelectric potential held in Tirana

Under the auspices of the Albanian Ministry of Energy and Industry and the Embassy of Greece in Tirana, the Institute of Energy for South East Europe (IENE) organized a workshop…

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January 18, 2016

Applications open for Energy Community Summer School

The application process is underway for the first Energy Community Summer School. The multidisciplinary training programme is aimed at providing highly motivated post-graduate students and young professionals with a strong…

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October 6, 2015

Energy efficiency bill presented to stakeholders

The Kuvendi, parliament of Albania, continued the procedure for the adoption of the new legislation on energy efficiency. The Committee of Productive Activities, Trade and Environment met with stakeholders in…

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June 22, 2015

Statkraft seeks afforestation services provider

Devoll Hydropower Sh. A. (DHP), Albanian company ultimately owned by the Norwegian company Statkraft AS, closed its invitation for expression of interest or prequalification for afforestation services as the deadline…

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June 18, 2015

Germany inks EUR 40 million loan for energy sector

The Government of Albania reached a loan agreement with the German government for a project that aims to increase efficiency in the energy sector, Invest in Albania portal reported. The…

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April 17, 2015

Interconnection underway between Macedonia and Albania

The construction of a 400 kV Bitola-Elbasan interconnection transmission line tops the list of priority projects within the Energy Community involving energy infrastructure, said Macedonian economy minister Bekim Neziri and…

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March 27, 2015

Gjiknuri-Pagano: Reform in energy sector on right track

After getting acquainted with the measures and steps taken in electricity sector reform, World Bank directors declared that the challenge of Albanian government is very important and the work is…

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March 24, 2015

Albania’s energy consumption continued to rise sharply in 2014

Albania’s consumption of electricity, the leading source of energy, continued to rise sharply in 2014 and, after several years, had a reduction in the level of electricity losses, the national Institute of Statistics…

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