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Energy policy – Energy Country Profile

Energy Policy

The Ministry of Energy and Industry and the National Agency of Natural Resources (AKBN) are largely responsible for the energy policy in Albania.

A new energy strategy to 2030 was adopted in July 2018, which has three pillars:

  1. fostering market liberalisation
  2. accelerating regional integration (especially with Kosovo)
  3. investing in sustainable development

The renewable energy targets for 2020 have been adopted by the Energy Community Secretariat (ECS): Savings of 38% of gross final energy consumption. Also the carbon footprint should be lowered. Renewable energy policy leads to cumulative reductions of 15.3% in CO2 emissions till 2020. This goal will be accomplished by increasing renewable generation from hydro and wind power of the order of 1500 MW till 2020.

As a member county of the Energy Community, Albania is obligated to transpose the EU acquis, including rules for the internal gas and electricity markets, transmission and interconnections (Third Energy Package).

Last update: 09 2020