Albania toward large and sustainable developments

Albania toward large and sustainable developments

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Albania toward large and sustainable developments Analysis by Dr Lorenc Gordani Head of Professional Masters Department Tirana Business University (TBU) [pj-news-ticker] I. Country Overview Albania like the rest of the Western Balkan has continued encourage foreign capital to enter the energy sector. In 2018, the net inflows of foreign direct investment amounted to 8% of the national GDP (IMF, 2018). Investments that have already reached above $ 1 billion in 2019. A considerable interest that has made that electricity produced by private sector reached 43% of net domestic production in 2019. Notwithstanding which the country remains a net importer on average for around one-third of its needs. Notably, in 2019, drought-triggered electricity imports cost by € 209 million and put the power utility KESH and distribution operator into severe financial…
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HPP Investments Dispute Resolution Issues in Albania

HPP Investments Dispute Resolution Issues in Albania

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Hydroelectric Investments Dispute Resolution Issues in Albania Analysis by Dr Lorenc Gordani Head of Professional Masters Department Tirana Business University (TBU) [pj-news-ticker] Albania offers a huge potential in small hydropower plant, but a big obstacle to uptake these investments had have to do with a wrong general perception of a very high level of risk. Notwithstanding a partial truth about many issues needed to be taken into consideration, the legal security from the arbitral intervention is one of the main regulated components of these investments. As a qualified lawyer, we have in the hand all the option to prevent the unpleasing event happen and if they take place to put all the measure of contrast and assure a full remuneration form any damage. Then, due to the above favourable low-cost…
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Albania presents the Skavica hydropower plant by 500 Mil/Euro

Albania presents the Skavica hydropower plant by 500 Mil/Euro

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Albania presents the Skavica hydropower plant by 500 Mil/Euro Analysis by Dr Lorenc Gordani Professor, Tirana Business University (TBU) [pj-news-ticker] Prime Minister Edi Rama at the opening ceremony of the Skavica HPP project has shown-up the preliminary work done during the perform of pre-feasibility of HPP Skavica project. The outcome study prepared that have been waiting from a while and was pre-announced at the start of the Karavasta PV 140 MW project on 27 May 2020, is a product of the high level of a team experts of the IPF6 consortium (Infrastructure Facility Project) funded as part of the Western Balkans Investment Framework - WBIF, an EU instrument fund that have contributed with a grant by 1.5 Million Euros since 2017. Finally, the team has started the work in January…
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Free Webinar: Status of major projects on construction and modernization of HPPs in the Balkans

Free Webinar: Status of major projects on construction and modernization of HPPs in the Balkans

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Free Webinar: “Status of major projects on construction and modernization of HPPs in the Balkans” Date: April 23, 11:00 am GMT Location: Online (Free) [pj-news-ticker] Dear Partners and Colleagues, Following our long-term partnership with the Vostock Capital it is a great pleasure to communicate, the forthcoming Free Webinar: “Status of major projects on construction and modernization of HPPs in the Balkans”, on the April 23, 11:00 am (GMT). Today hydropower in the Balkans accounts for about 50% of region’s installed capacity, which is 12.5 GW generated by 53 middle and large HPPs and 203 SHPPs. The technical potential is about three times above the actual usage which is 36 GW. More than 30 hydropower investment projects on construction, rehabilitation and expansion will be developed in the Balkans during the next…
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Albania launches tender for Euro 100 Million Solar Park

Albania launches tender for Euro 100 Million Solar Park

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Albania launches tender for Euro 100 Million Solar Park Analysis by Dr Lorenc Gordani Professor at the Tirana Business University - TBU [pj-news-ticker] Introduction The Albanian energy market is undergoing a complete restructuring process that is thought to be finalized soon also with the launch of the power exchange (APEX). A new framework that tends to foster more and more its entering now into active development of renewable energy, with different options of use of photovoltaic included the self-consumption (DER), increased trades and above all opportunities for alternative suppliers, the deployment of the fleet of electric cars, etc. An entirely “radical” game of change approach regarding renewable energies, similar to developments in the rest of the Balkans, which aims to create a more efficiently mix of energy production. A trend…
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Albanian Policies on Renewable and Efficiency Developments

Albanian Policies on Renewable and Efficiency Developments

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Albanian Policies on Renewable and Efficiency Developments Analysis by Dr Lorenc Gordani Legal Advisor in Albanian Energy Market [pj-news-ticker] In this presentation, I will concentrate in highlights of the main short action plans and long-term strategy on the energy sector, for helping the understanding of the complexity, the challenging and the opportunity them opens toward the Albanian in its energy transition road. I. The energy transition opens to alternative resources in Albania An overview of the latest updates on renewable The Albanian energy market is undergoing a full restructuring process and a deep renovation. The above profound energy transition, in the renewable sector, has been lately crowned with the approval of the new Consolidated National Action Plan on Renewable Energy Sources 2019-2020. The action plan already in force by the…
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Technical studies on energy infrastructure

Technical studies on energy infrastructure

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Technical studies on energy infrastructure Analysis by Dr Lorenc Gordani Legal Advisor in Albanian Energy Market [pj-news-ticker] The development of the energy sector in Albania, as referred by the latest data’s of Instat, is confirmed as strategic for the growth of the entire economy. However, despite the multi-importance for the economy, energy investments traditionally have presented complex challenges in their deployment in practice, which have requested a continued review with the aim of improving the legal framework in force. In fact, the involvement in new generation capacity is a very complex infrastructural work in open space mostly in remote areas, as well as the beginning of production of a very sensitive commodity like is the energy. Normally these investments are built to operate above the 30-40 years, which make their…
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Season’s Greetings – Gëzuar Festat – Buone Feste, Lorenc Gordani 31 Dec 2019

Season’s Greetings – Gëzuar Festat – Buone Feste, Lorenc Gordani 31 Dec 2019

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Season's Greetings! Autori Dr. Lorenc Gordani Këshilltar Ligjor për Çështjet e Energjisë [pj-news-ticker] Dear Friends, Wherever you are, enjoy the warmth and love of family and friends. We wish you all a very happy and prosperous 2020! Visit us at the www.adviser.albaniaenergy.org As in previous years, we want to invite to donate to charity the money saved from printing and sending conventional greetings cards. Most Read Publications [the-post-grid id="15786" title="Most Read"] Most Visit Section [the-post-grid id="15791" title="Most Visit Section"]
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Albania integration into the European energy network

Albania integration into the European energy network

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Albania integration into the European energy network Analysis by Dr Lorenc Gordani Legal Advisor in Albanian Energy Market [pj-news-ticker] Albania-Kosovo Agreement on a Regulatory Block The Albanian energy market is going through a process of complete restructuring and the country, together with the Kosovo energy system, is close to releasing its power exchange. A process considered only a first step of further going on market coupling integrations with the regional power exchanges included the broader option of the coupling with Italy. In the same time, the all is accompanied by a strongly increasingly of the framework of the deregulation of energy supplies for the final consumers. On above, the very fluid situation has seen one of the last most essential development in the signing of the historic agreement for the…
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Green economy pass through the human capital

Green economy pass through the human capital

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Green economy pass through the human capital Annalise by Dr Lorenc Gordani Legal Adviser in Albania Energy Market [pj-news-ticker] The today Albanian energy market, similar to the transformation in many different fields of economy, has taken an in-deep reform that in some way were even difficult to be imagined only some times before. In practice, the country has adopted the same legal framework, has proceeded with integrating the institution and struggling to enforce the rule of law applied to the sector in all the European countries. An effort, first of all to our direct interest, but in the same time, as part of the integration process with the openness of the energy market in Albania, is giving a contribution to foster the opens of other countries in South-East Europe. As…
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