Albania Energy Information
Albania Key Figures
GDP growth rate: 2.24 %/year
Energy independence: 73.1%
Data of the last year available: 2019
CO2 Emissions: 1.46 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 13.6%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy Consumption
Consumption per capita is much lower than the EU average, at approximately 0.8 toe (73% below the EU average), including nearly 2 400 kWh of electricity (57% below the EU average) (2019).
Total energy consumption has been decreasing slightly since 2017 to 2.3 Mtoe in 2019, after rapid growth between 1995 and 2005 (+5%/year) and slower growth until 2017 (+0.7%/year).
Graph: CONSUMPTION TRENDS BY ENERGY SOURCE (Mtoe)
Interactive Chart Albania Total Energy Consumption
Crude Oil Production
Oil production has fallen by 27% since 2014, from 1.4 Mt to 1 Mt in 2019, due to low international prices that cut investments in the sector. Most of this production is exported (65% in 2019). Production tripled between 2004 and 2014.
Interactive Chart Albania Crude Oil Production
Renewable in % Electricity Production
The target of 38% of renewables in final energy consumption in 2020 from the National Renewable Energy Action Plan (NREAP, 2016, revised in 2018) was exceeded by 7 points, as this share reached 45%. The NECP, published in 2021, projects to reach 54.4% of renewables in final consumption in 2030; this is well above the target set in the 2018-2030 energy strategy (42%).
Interactive Chart Albania Share of Renewables in Electricity Production (incl hydro)
CO2 Fuel Combustion/CO2 Emissions
In October 2021, the country updated its NDC setting in which it committed to reduce GHG emissions by 20.9% compared to a BAU scenario; this corresponds to a level of emissions of around 12 MtCO2eq in 2030. The previous target was a reduction of 11.5%.
Albania is also pursuing the implementation of the EU-ETS by 2030. The measures on monitoring, reporting, and verification of GHG emissions, implemented by the climate law of October 2021, are important steps toward this objective.
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