Construction of high-voltage transmission line near Shkoder, Albania

Priority area Energy Ensuring an environmentally friendly supply of power

Germany's activities in Albania are intended to help ensure that the country, and the entire region of South-Eastern Europe, has a power supply that is stable, sustainable and secure, and covers its costs. They also aim to make a contribution to global climate protection.

More than 90 per cent of Albania's power generation is based on hydropower. When there are extended periods with little or no rain, Albania has to import electricity. The expansion of transmission lines to neighbouring countries is intended to facilitate the import of power and, above all, the sale of electricity to Albania's neighbours. Through its development cooperation, Germany helps Albania expand its high-voltage transmission networks, for instance to Montenegro, Kosovo and North Macedonia.

Germany is also providing financial support to Albania's efforts to build and expand transmission systems and substations, to improve safety at hydropower stations, and to invest in energy upgrades to public buildings.