Heavy rains give a boost to Albanias hydropower generation.

By bne IntelliNews January 10, 2012
Albanias state-owned power utility KESH boosted output at hydropower plants due to the heavy rains in the past few days, ATA news agency informed. The company currently generates about 11mn KWh of energy, up from 6mn KWh in December. However, Albania still relies on significant volume of energy imports to meet the domestic demand. The government agreed in mid-December to provide ALL 4.5bn (EUR 32.5mn) debt guarantee to KESH in order to secure energy imports by end-2011. The company is expects to buy energy for EUR 100mn in 2012. Albanian energy generation is highly dependable on water resources with some 98% of the total energy produced by hydropower plants

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