HPP concessions increase their share in Albania’s power production
Albania -2016 resulted a good year for energy production not only for the Albanian Power Corporation( KESH), the main power generator in the country through the Drin cascade, but also for big investors operating through concession platforms.
Last year witnessed the first production of the Banja Hydropower Plant on the Devoll River operated by the Norwegian company Statkraft.
In September, this new power resource produced 2066 megawatts/hour of energy while at the end of December the several-month balance was closed with over 69 thousand megawatts/hour.
Positive data were also reported by other producers operating in the Albanian market and this is evident if we draw a comparison between 2015 and 2016.
The hydropower plant of Peshqesh in Miridinë, an investment of the company Ayen Enerji, produced at the end of last year 107 thousand megawatts/hour, while at the end of 2015 there were only 28 thousand megawatts/hour produced.
This high figure has resulted due to the fact that this hydropower plant began to function in April, while the hydro situation was not at the same parameters of 2016.
Ashta hydropower plant has significantly increased its production in 2016. It reported a level of over 276 thousand megawatts/hour of power transmitted, while in 2015 the production was 235 thousand megawatts/hour.
The other four plants, purchased by Kurum – Ulez-Shkopet, and Bistrica 1 and Bistrica 2 – produced 427 thousand megawatts/hour in 2016, whereas in 2015 their total production was 352 thousand megawatts/hour.
The recent data show that large investments made in hydropower plants through concessions are increasing their share in the total power production in Albania, while coming back to a positive hydropower situation is a positive signal for the country.
Nertila Maho/RTV SCAN
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