Albania / Ballsh ENERGY EFFICIANCY AT THE BALLSH REFINERY ALBANIAN REFINERY MARKETING OIL COMPANY (ARMO) Energy efficiency
The objective of the proposed project activity is to reduce GHG emissions by introducing different energy efficiency measures to the Ballsh Refinery of ARMO (Albanian Refinery Marketing Oil Company). The emission reductions are ought to be achieved by increasing energy efficiency through reducing heavy fuel oil and electricity consumption in the oil chain industry with a very high energy intensity.
Albania / Elbasan ENERGY EFFICIENCY AT ELBASAN STEELWORKS Energy efficiency
Kurum Elbasan Steel currently operates with Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) technology, smelting ferrous metal scrap. Globally, scrap supply moves into difficult times, a situation that puts Elbasan Steel and similar factories in vulnerable situation since there is no more adequate scrap in Albania to operate the factories at full capacity. The company has invested in leveling off environmental pollution, but the steel plant, in the long run, must shift to modern technologies and less-scrap, more pig iron or sponge iron in order to survive.
Albania / Sarande WIND FARM PROJECT ON ALBANIAN COAST Power generation
Taking into account the current conditions in Albania, it is estimated that by 2020, around 4% of the electricity generated can come from wind energy sources (i.e. some 400 GWh/year). In that respect, the priority has been given to the construction of 20 wind farms nearby 20 pumping stations, which are situated along the Adriatic cost, safeguarding the land from floods.
Albania / Kucova ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTION IN THE KUCOVA AREA Energy efficiency
The objective of the proposed project activity is to reduce GHG by introducing energy efficiency measures to the Distribution Area of Kucova that supplies electricity to different categories of consumers like households, service, industry and agricultural sector. By increasing energy efficiency in this distribution area, the project activity will generate GHG emission reductions through reducing electricity consumption in this zone.
Albania / Pukë-Mirditë, Laç-Lezhë, Berat AFFORESTATION OF DEGRADED AGRICULTURAL LAND PROJECT Forestry
The afforestation activities will cover 1.500 ha distributed over three regions that are among the poorest in the country, with a median poverty rate of 40%. The project concerns the afforestation (manual and mechanized) of degraded agricultural lands in the regions of Pukë-Mirditë, Laç-Lezhë and Berat, through the planting of native species. The total afforestation area included in the project is 1.500 hectares (net of roads and buildings etc.) and it is spread across two indicated regions.