Kosovo is heavily reliant on two aging coal based power plants, hence accounting for almost all of Kosovo’s electricity production.

  • Operational capacity of thermal power plants: 960 MW
  • Active hydro capacities: 76 MW
  • Active wind capacities: 33.75 MW
  • Active solar capacities: 6.6 MW

Source: Energy Regulatory Office, 2019

Electricity losses in transmission grid for 2018 are at 1.96%, or 111 GWh.

Electricity losses in the distribution system for 2018 are at 27.92% or 1429 GWh of electrical energy.

Source: Energy Regulatory Office, 2019

Source: Energy Regulatory Office, 2019

For Kosovo, in 2018:

the net imports represented 825.12 GWh

the net exports represented 676.81 GWh

Source: Energy Regulatory Office, 2019

Primary energy products available (in ktoe)

Source: Kosovo Agency of Statistics, Annual Energy Balance of the Republic of Kosovo for the year 2018.

Source: Kosovo Agency of Statistics, Annual Energy Balance of the Republic of Kosovo for the year 2018.

Source: Kosovo Agency of Statistics, Annual Energy Balance of the Republic of Kosovo for the year 2018.

The district heating system in Kosovo is available in 4 cities, Prishtina, Gjakova, Mitrovica and Zvecan. They provide currently for only about 3-5% of the heat demand in Kosovo.

Total installed capacity is 332 MWth.

Source: Energy Regulatory Office, Annual Report for 2018

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825
677
5,671
1.39%
27.9%
107
1,649
2,374
960
75.54

Source: Energy Community, 2019

Mandatory target for RES by 2020: This target is participation with 25% of energy from RES in the final gross consumption of energy.

Source: Ministry of Economic Development, Energy strategy of the Republic of Kosovo 2016-2025

The 2020 target is set in the Law on Energy Efficiency (Article 4) as a final energy cap consumption target amounting to 1556 ktoe. The Law also introduced an energy efficiency obligation with a 0,7 % target, as well as an obligation to renovate annually 1% of central government buildings.

Source: Energy Community, 2019

Greenhouse gas emissions in Kosovo are estimated around 10.5 milion tons of CO₂ equivalent.

Kosovo has calculated a potential emission reduction of 7-14% in 2018.

Source: Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning, Climate Change Framework Strategy (CCFS) for Kosovo.

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