Albania plans to build thermal power stations which will use natural gas

Albania plans to build thermal power stations which will use natural gas

Tirana, May 28, 2013

The Minister of Economy, Trade and Energy, Florion Mima said today that Albania is looking for new sources of the production of energy, including the construction of thermal power stations, which will use natural gas. These investments are part of the projects of the Albanian government for the development of the energy sector in the country for a period of 7 years, from 2013 until 2020.

Mr. Mima said that these thermal power stations that will use natural gas which will be brought to Albania through the Trans Adriatic Pipeline project.

Mima made these declarations on Tuesday in the Forum of Economy and Energy (photo), hosted by the Albanian Confederation of Industries.

Minister Mima said that, “the Albanian government has drafted policies for the development of the energy sector, formalized in the new document of the National Strategy of Energy, a strategy which will orientate the energy sector toward development”.

“On the other hand, in order to increase the security of the consumer supply with power and given the diversification of energy sources, the construction of new interconnection lines with all the countries bordering Albania will take place”, said Mima.

The strategic position that Albania has in the region and beyond offers the opportunity to create a safer and efficient infrastructure which enables the transport of energy sources from Albania to other countries and the exchange of energy between the countries of the region and beyond.

The geographic position allows the construction of power transmission lines and lines for the transport of fuels from South to North and from East to West.

Bearing in mind these priorities, the Albanian government has drafted policies for the development of the energy sector, formalized in the new document of the National Energy Strategy. This strategy will orientate the energy sector toward development through: further liberalization of the energy market, encouragement of investments, diversification of energy sources and efficient use of energy and renewable sources. /ibna/