State of art and the expected future developments in hydropower

State of art and the expected future developments in hydropower

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State of art and the expected future developments in hydropower Author: Dr Lorenc Gordani Legal Adviser in Albania Energy Market [pj-news-ticker] 1.1 Highly technical potential of hydroelectric A starting point of any investment decision in hydropower is why it is worth to invest in Albania. The comparative advantages are a lot but the first competitive ones is related with the country huge potential of hydroelectric energy: with eight large rivers run through a hydrographic territory, above its today administrative extension by 57%, with average height about 700 m, and a perennial total inflow about 1,245 m3/s, for a combined water flow about 40 billion/m3. The attempt to provide a clear picture on the developments of granted projects in hydropower is rather difficult task due to large number of projects and…
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A snapshot on the hydropower sector in Albania

A snapshot on the hydropower sector in Albania

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A snapshot on the hydropower sector in Albania Author: Dr Lorenc Gordani Legal Adviser in Albania Energy Market The attempt to provide a clear picture on the developments of granted projects in hydropower is rather difficult task. First due to their large number of projects and extension in time with different regime and the occasionally public reports that have create a confusion about the total figures - at least for who do not manage every day the matter. However, referring to official data on concessions (that do not include authorisation procedure) of the last report of NANR, and further the one of MIE on March 2018, as well as the report of ERE June 2018, it can be roughly said: ▶ Total installed capacity reached around the 2,100 MW, with…
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What makes a HPP project a success or a failure?

What makes a HPP project a success or a failure?

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What makes a HPP project a success or a failure? Author: Dr Lorenc Gordani Legal Adviser in Albania Energy Market [pj-news-ticker] Hydropower energy is the form of investment considered of most economic interest to be developed up to here in practice. Notwithstanding a huge number of concessionary permission given, a large part has not started yet and are in doubt if it will be done. Given the importance at many levels for the economy, with interest is understanding why investments in hydropower plants have remained up to now on paper, similarly to many wind, biomass or other projects. The hydropower investments poses a complex challenge due to the interdependence of many factors that make necessary the in-depth study phase before any their practical deployment. On this, in the country as…
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