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WB Snapshot of June 2013 in the Albanian Energy Market

AEM Bulletin August 12, 2013 Posted on Mon, August 12, 2013 16:27:07

WB Snapshot of June 2013 in the
Albanian
Energy Market

Prepared
by Adv. Dr. Lorenc Gordani

The Albania
Country Program Snapshot of the June 2013, delivered by the World Bank Tirana
Office, regard the keys
priority for the energy sector listed “the continue reforming the sector and
improving electricity supply”.

Indeed
the Albanian Government embarked in 2008, on a major reform of the
power sector “including unbundling the state-owned electricity company
(separate generation, transmission, and distribution companies), privatizing
its distribution and retail supply, and taking steps to liberalize the
electricity market”. Firstly during the period 2009 – 2010, the
situation improved, but just with the first “combination of drought, harsh
winter, and institutional weaknesses in the system once again
decreased the security of supply and necessitated significant energy
imports, adding a major stress to power utilities and the state budget”.

Therefore,
the
country has to reduce the sector’s vulnerability to changes in rainfall and
climate with the diversifying the sources of energy supply. With regard “there was some progress made on improving the security of the energy supply
through the construction of
several small hydropower plants, transmission network improvements (through the Bank’s SEE Energy Community Transmission Project), and continuing efforts to liberalize the
electricity market”. By the other part “operation of the newly constructed
thermal power plant, financed by the EBRD, EIB, and World Bank, was delayed due
to technical problems with off-shore installations”.

In
the given framework the report, mention that the World Bank Group’s will continue
extensively to support the
energy sector like in the over past years.
Furthermore, in the conclusion
is also remember that “major further efforts are
needed to restore the sector’s financial viability, enhance
the security of supply, strengthen market rules, and
maximize revenue management”. The report also stress that in above framework the Bank Group in coordination with
other international financial institutions, will continue to be “engaged in a
dialogue with the Government to prepare and support a comprehensive sector
recovery and reform plan”.



WB: The main three priority areas that encourage new government to focus on

AEM Bulletin August 12, 2013 Posted on Mon, August 12, 2013 14:03:46

12/08 – Short Review:
Farewell
Remarks by
Kseniya
Lvovsky
/ WB, 11 July 2013



LVOVSKI (WB Tirana): Albania must liberalize the market

AEM Bulletin August 12, 2013 Posted on Mon, August 12, 2013 13:02:08

12/08 – Energy, WB:
liberalize the market (source
in Alb.: Energjia,
BB: Liberalizoni tregun
) by Nertila Maho / Gazeta Panorama, 12 August
2013