EU & WBs / Albania Energy Investment Updates

EU & WBs / Albania Energy Investment Updates

Presentation of Albanian Centre for Energy Regulation and Conservation - ACERC

ACERC is a think tank centre with focus on the Albania energy market and its integration in the regional IEM. The Acerc mission base on the in-depth knowledge of EU and regional energy law and policy and strives to provide a qualified contribution to the promotion of the liberalization and effective integration as well as efficient use of energy resources.

main activities briefly consists in build-up collaborations and supports to market players in study researches such as the certificate reports, articles and periodicals. The transfer of high expertise through building-up institutional capacities by national and regional training courses, seminars and conferences. The institutional representation and integration within framework of the forum of Albanian School of Regulation.

For more visit us at the Official Website of Acerc | Albanian Energy Market - AEM Group in LinkedIn

Archive: New submarine interconnections with the Balkans being developed

AEI Updates July 2015Posted by Adv. Lorenc Gordani, PhD Wed, July 29, 2015 10:26:57

Our initiatives for strengthening submarine interconnections with the Balkans; from the electricity bridge with Montenegro to the interconnections with Croatia and Albania.

Terna is developing projects for new submarine interconnections in the Balkan area with the objective of contributing to the diversification of sources and energy supply areas and of reducing the price of electricity in Italy, in addition to increasing the safety levels of the Italian electricity system.

The Balkan area is characterized by a significant unused energy potential with particular regard to considerable hydro resources as well as opportunities for renewable sources plants and lignite and carbon mines.

The most significant project is the new submarine interconnection with Montenegro. The new connection will represent the first 1000 MW “electricity bridge” with the Balkan area. 415 km in length between Villanova (Abruzzo) and Tivat (Montenegro), 390 km of which made of submarine cable and 25 km of land cable for a total of 760 million euros of investments. The “electricity bridge” is undergoing the preliminary project planning phase on the part of Terna and of Montenegro’s grid operator, Prenos; agreements are being finalized for building the interconnection and drafting a development plan for Montenegro’s grid infrastructures linked to this cable. On February 6, 2010 an intergovernmental agreement was signed between Italy and Montenegro. On December 2, 2009 Terna began the authorization procedure for the Italian segment of the new cable.

The initiatives for new connections with the Balkans which are in progress are:

the new submarine interconnection with Croatia, for which feasibility studies were conducted by Terna and by the Croatian grid operator HE-OPS; discussions are underway on a possible building schedule;

the new interconnection with Albania, for which contacts with initiative promoters of new generation plants in Albania are underway.

  • Comments(1)//