Time for a paradigm shift from hydro to photovoltaic?

Time for a paradigm shift from hydro to photovoltaic?

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Time for a paradigm shift from hydro to photovoltaic? Author: Dr Lorenc Gordani Legal Adviser in Albania Energy Market 1. A Snapshot in Albanian Generation Capacity Albania is fully dependent on hydropower for electricity generation; nearly 100 per cent of the country’s domestically produced electricity comes from hydropower. The mountainous nation is home to eight major river systems and more 140 mid-small fluvial streams. The major of them, Drin River located in northern Albania, hosts a relevant cascade with four hydropower stations for an installed capacity around 1,400 MW. Notwithstanding more than 25 years of efforts to develop the private sector of generation, the public incumbent still represents around 65% of the country’s total electricity production. The remaining 100 MW of installed capacity, distributed over the country, have passed in…
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