Albania ranks third in Europe for electricity production from renewable sources

Albania ranks third in Europe after Norway and Iceland for electricity production from renewable sources, with a percentage of 86 percent of total output in 2016, confirms Eurostat. Based on official statistics, this level is higher than the European Union average (EU), where the production of electricity from renewable sources contributed to 30 percent of total electricity consumption during 2016. Energy Consumption in Albania is based on electricity generation system that is 100% dependent on hydro power plants (HECs). Hydro-power plants are the most important source of renewable energy in Europe, followed by wind energy and solar energy. Other renewable sources for electricity generation include wood, bio-gas, renewable wastes and geothermal energy. According to Eurostat, in five EU countries, over 50% of electricity consumed in 2016 was produced from renewable sources. Countries with the bulk of electricity from renewable sources in 2016 were Norway (104.7%), Iceland (95.3) and Albania (86%).

/Klara Ruci/

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