Albania: Tepelene wind farm project approved

, SEE Energy News

The Albanian Government announced that it has approved the project for the construction of 12 MW wind farm implemented by local construction company Alb-Building.

According to an environmental impact assessment for the project published last year, the future wind farm will cover the area of some 15,000 square meters and will consist of six wind turbines with power output of 2 MW each. The facility will be built in Tepelene municipality in southern Albania.

According to preliminary estimated, the value of the project is around 13 million euros. The Ministry of Energy and the investor now have one month to sign a concession agreement. The contract would last for 25 years and the investor is obliged to deliver 2 % of the produced electricity to the state. If realized, this will be the first windpowered electricity production facility in Albania.