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

  • Active hydro capacities: 2,204 MW

Source: Yearly Report 2019, Albanian Energy Regulator Authority (ERE)

Electricity losses in the transmission grid for 2018 are at 2.46%, or 242 GWh.

Electricity losses in the distribution system for 2018 are at 23.96% or 1,538 GWh.

Albania is currently developing its gas sector.

Production from Hydropower in 2018 was equal to 648 ktoe.

Source: Energy Community, Albania

For Albania in 2018:

the gross imports represented 2641 GWh

the gross exports represented 3649 GWh

Primary energy products available (in ktoe) for 2017

Source: Energy Community, 2019

7547
2641
3649
6665
2.46%
23.96%
28
4884
2202
98 MW oil fired
2204

Source: Energy Community 2019, 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

The energy efficiency target set for Albania is 123.7 ktoe by 2020.

Source: Energy Community, Albania

Greenhouse gas emissions in Albania are around 5.20 MtCO2e (2016)

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

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

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