Power exports soar 53.3% from first half of last year

Photo: Emaze


September 4, 2016






September 4, 2016





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 the same time, the measure of gross deliveries abroad jumped 53.3% on an annual basis, to 1.29 TWh, due to more favourable hydrology and a slight decrease in overall losses. The balance showed a surplus of 514 GWh, compared to 27 GWh one year before.

Hydropower plants generated 4.06 TWh in the first half of 2016, a rise of 8.2%, according to data released on September 1. As in the previous reports, the statistical bureau didn’t register output from any other sources. Albania’s power system is almost completely based on hydroelectric facilities.

Independent producers and concessionaires generated 31.7% of electricity, against 25.2% from the first six months of 2015. The remainder was produced by publicly owned hydropower units. Losses were slashed 11.2% to 1.04 TWh, mostly in the non-technical segment in distribution, while overall consumption was 3.55 TWh, compared to 3.73 TWh measured in the first half of last year.

Related Articles

Climate change, water scarcity jeopardizing French nuclear fleet

24 March 2023 - The safety and operation of 56 existing reactors, as well as the planned ones, must be adapted to increasing climate extremes

Serbia monitoring, reporting and verifying GHG emissions world bank loan

Serbia to start monitoring, reporting, verifying emissions by 2026

24 March 2023 - The introduction of an MRV system derives from the terms of the government's loan agreements with the World Bank

virtual power plants distributed production aggregators pandurevci nosbih

Virtual power plants emerge in BiH as seven aggregators pool 120 MW in total

24 March 2023 - The Independent System Operator in Bosnia and Herzegovina (NOSBiH) foresees an increase to 250 MW by the end of the year


Kosovo* outlines energy transition until 2031 in strategic document

24 March 2023 - Kosovo* aims at 1.6 GW in renewables capacity by 2031, with 340 MWh in batteries. It opted to reconstruct at least three coal plant units.