New markets for hydropower

New markets for hydropower

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New markets for hydropower Western Balkans partner region of RENEXPO® INTERHYDRO, European hydropower trade fair and congress, November 29th and 30th, Salzburg Salzburg, August 2018: The Western Balkan region has the largest remaining unexploited hydropower potential in Europe, as its river catchments have remained largely undeveloped. The region has an estimated 80,000 GWh technical potential, which is concentrated in the mountainous regions of Montenegro and Albania. As the region tries to limit greenhouse-gas emissions in line with EU goals, it could see the increased co-generation of biomass and gas with coal, while also promoting the development of renewable energies, mainly focusing on hydropower. Bosnia and Herzegovina has about 3,500 MW of unused hydropower potential. Macedonia about 5500 GWH, of which only about 27% are used. Montenegro, although it is only a small…
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