• 73 MW Banja Hydropower Plant in Albania Commissioned by Statkraft

    /2nd October 2017, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/ Statkraft officially opened the 73MW Banja hydropower project in Albania, which is the first of the two power plants being constructed as part of the 256MW Devoll hydropower project. The power plant, which is located 65 kilometres southeast of the capital Tirana, was officially opened by Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama and Statkraft CEO Christian Rynning-Tønnesen, together with Albanian Energy Minister Damian Gjiknuri and Norway’s Ambassador-designate, Per Sjaastad.

  • Albania to Install its First Floating Solar Photovoltaic Power Plants

    /16th July 2019, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/ Albanian local power utility Korporata Elektroenergjetike Shqiptare (KESH) has submitted in December 2018 a proposal to the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure for the construction of a 12.9 MW floating PV plant. According to the document, the facility will be installed at the water reservoir of the Drin River near Vau i Dejës, a town in the Shkodër County, northwestern Albania, where KESH is operating the 260 MW Vau i Dejës Hydroelectric Power Station. The plant will sell power to the electricity spot market, the document says.

  • EBRD and ENEF join forces to support Albanian manufacturing company APM

    /25th August 2017, Axel Reiserer/ The EBRD and the Enterprise Expansion Fund (ENEF) are jointly providing €1.8 million in financing to support the expansion of Albanian company APM, a leading local manufacturer of fabricated metal products, which is active in the renewable energy business as well. The funds will co-finance a €3.7 million investment plan including the purchase of machinery and equipment to support the expansion of capacity in response to growing demand from existing and new clients.

  • EBRD Platform Initiative in Support of Coal Regions in Transition in Western Balkans and Ukraine

    /28th January 2021, Vanora Bennett, EBRD, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/ The Organisations behind the Platform Initiative in Support of Coal Regions in Transition in Western Balkans and Ukraine agreed to join efforts to support the transition away from coal and towards a low-carbon and climate-resilient future in the Western Balkans and Ukraine. Participants including the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD),World Bank Group, the College of Europe (Natolin campus), the Energy Community Secretariat, the European Commission and the government of Poland kicked off discussions on how to support the regions in phasing out coal while supporting local communities that remain economically dependent on the coal industry.

  • EBRD to Support Renewable Energy Transition in Western Balkans Region

    /1st October 2020, EBRD, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/ The EU has one of the most ambitious energy and climate policies in the world. Its clean energy transition is well underway. "I am glad that benefits already can be seen in terms of "greening" of economies, less dependency on imported fuels, and greater domestic investments in ecologically sound approaches", said Christian Danielsson, Director General for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations. 

  • First 36 MW wind farm project in Albania will be located in Kurbin area

    /12th January 2016, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/ The Albanian government announced that it would establish wind turbines in the Kurbin area, aiming to construct the first 36 MW wind farm in the country for wind energy generation. The Ministry of Energy and Industry proposed this plan approved by the government and featured at the Official Bulletin. 

  • The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to Support Solar Power Development in Albania

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    /26th October 2017, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/ The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) at the beginning of May 2017 has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Albania to help the country promote investment in solar PV power. Signed with the country’s Ministry of Energy and Industry, the MoU will enable the development of solar power projects through an auction system. The idea is to mobilize investment in Albania’s solar power so that the European country can reduce its dependence on energy imports and hydropower. This MoU aims to arrange and support the development of solar PV projects in Albania with a total capacity of between 50 MW and 100 MW through an auction-based system to apply the best international practices. The Albanian energy regulator (ERE) in August 2017 has set a regulated tariff €100 ($118.5)/MWh for PV projects with a capacity of up to 2 MW revealed Western Balkans Photovoltaic Market: Outlook 2016÷2025.

  • Two Companies Eyeing Karaburun in Albania for Wind Farm Investments

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    /2nd May 2018, Scan TV, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/ The first proposals for investments in wind farms have been submitted to the Albanian Ministry of energy and Infrastructure. The institution announced that the first applications for the wind farm construction were submitted by EURUS ltd and WF ENERGY ltd companies, Scan TV reported. Each of the companies expressed interest in investing in renewable energy in Albania. Moreover, investors say that the optimal site for the wind turbine construction would be a 450,000 square meters area in Karaburun Peninsula, Vlora area. The farm's installed capacity is proposed to be 10 MW which is higher compared to the installed capacity of most applications for hydropower and photovoltaic plants that have an installed capacity of 2MW. The Albanian energy regulator (ERE) in August 2017 has set a regulated tariff for wind projects with a capacity of up to 3 MW and PV projects with a capacity of up to 2 MW revealed Western Balkans Wind Power Market: Outlook 2017÷2026.

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