Albania, Electricity production in the second quarter of 2021 amounted to 2,660 GWh

, SEE Energy News

According to the data published by Albanian Institute of Statistics (INSTAT), electricity production in the second quarter of 2021 amounted to 2,660 GWh, which is by 124 % higher compared to the same period last year (1,188 GWh).

The country’s electricity exports rose in the April- June 2021 period and amounted to 924 GWh, compared to 224 GWh in the same period in 2020, while electricity imports fell to 228 GWh from last year’s 681 GWh. Almost all of Albania’s electricity in the second quarter of the year was generated by hydropower plants, with about 58.5 % of that amount produced by state controlled HPPs and only 0.5 % by other means of electricity generation

Electricity network losses increased by 29 % in April-June 2021 period to 400.4 GWh, with an increase in distribution losses (339.7 compared to 272.8 GWh in Q2 2020), as well as in transmission losses to 60.7 GWh from last year’s 37.6 GWh.