Electricity production in Albania is almost exclusively reliant on hydropower generation, where its yearly production fluctuates heavily due to rainfall variances.

  • Active hydro capacities: 1,838 MW

Source: Yearly Report 2016, Albanian Energy Regulator Authority (ERE)

Electricity losses in the transmission grid for 2016 are at 2.25%.

Electricity losses in the distribution for 2016 grid are at 28.04 or 1,638 GWh of total distribution demand.

Albania currently has no gas sector.

Production of crude oil for 2015 was 1,278 ktoe.

Source: Energy Community, Albania

For Albania in 2016:

the gross imports represented 1827 GWh

the gross exports represented 1869 GWh

Primary energy products available (in ktoe)

Source: Energy Balance for 2016, INSTAT Albania

7136
1827
1869
7094
2.25%
28.04%
23
5084
2497
/
1838

Source: Energy Community 2016, Albania;

Mandatory target for RES by 2020: This target is participation with 38% of energy from RES in the final gross consumption of energy.

RES target of 38% Feed in tariff
RES MW €/MWh
Wind 30 76
Solar 50 100
Hydro 2324 55.3 €/MWh
Biomass/gas 5 /

Source: www.res-legal.eu

As a signatory of the Energy Community Treaty, Albania is committed to meet the savings target of 9% or around 168 ktoe, by 2018.

Source: Energy Community, Albania

Greenhouse gas emissions in Albania are around 7.10 MtCO2e (2011)

Albania has calculated a potential emission reduction of 11.5% in 2030.

Source: Second and Third National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency for Albania, 2016-2020

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