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This analysis includes a comprehensive Albania energy market report and updated datasets. It is derived from the most recent key economic indicators, supply and demand factors, oil and gas pricing trends and major energy issues and developments surrounding the energy industry. The report provides a complete picture of the country situation, dynamics, current issues and future prospects. With 2018 market data and continuous follow-up of markets news, this report brings clear and concise insights with which to tackle national energy challenges and opportunities. Browse the tabs below for a detailed table of contents, the list of graphs and tables, and details on the data files.
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renewable target in final energy consumption in 2020
electricity distribution losses (2018)
Institutions & Energy Policy
The Ministry of Infrastructures and Energy supervises the energy sector.
The National Agency of Natural Resources (AKBN) is in charge of implementing the energy policy and regulating the hydrocarbon sector and mining activities.
An Energy Regulatory Entity (ERE), in charge of regulating the energy market and electricity prices, was set up in 1995.
Albgaz owns all gas infrastructures (10 km of operational gas pipelines and 500 km of idled ones). The company was spun off from Albpetrol in 2017 to take over Albpetrol's gas activities and was certified as the gas transmission and distribution system operator.
Albania has an estimated hydro potential of 12 TWh. Likewise, the country has a significant potential of other renewable sources (13 TWh/year of biomass power generation, 11 TWh/year of wind and 33 MW of solar). It has limited oil reserves (33 Mt in 2018), but significant lignite reserves (522 Mt), although its sulphur content is high (over 3%).
Electricity prices for households have remained stable since 2011 at €11.5c/kWh, widening the gap with the EU average (from 35% in 2011 to 45% in 2018).
Graph: ELECTRICITY PRICES FOR HOUSEHOLDS (€c/kWh)
Consumption per capita is much lower than the EU average, at approximately 0.8 toe (74% below the EU average), including around 2 200 kWh of electricity (60% below the EU average) (2018).
Total energy consumption has grown slowly since 2004 (+0.6%/year), reaching 2.4 Mtoe in 2017 (stable in 2018). It soared between 1995 and 2004 (+5.6%/year).
Issues & Prospects
The Government's objective is to be able to meet the growing electricity demand, taking into account important losses on the network. Albania and Kosovo have signed a cooperation agreement regarding the construction of a lignite-fired power plant in Kosovo and the sharing of power generation.
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In the Albania energy market report you will find the following tables:
The Albania energy market data since 1990 and up to 2018 is included in the Excel file accompanying the Albania country report.
It showcases the historical evolution, allowing users to easily work with the data.
Key Data included in the excelsheet:
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