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Moglicë hydropower plant starts commercial operations in Albania

Moglicë hydropower plant in Albania, operated by Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy Statkraft, has started commercial operations, delivering its renewable power to the Albanian grid.

Being the largest of the two hydropower plants in the Devoll hydropower project, Moglicë will generate approximately 450 gigawatts per hour (GWh) per year.

“Finalising the Moglicë hydropower plant marks an important milestone for Statkraft’s activities in Albania,” said Christian Rynning-Tønnesen, CEO of Statkraft. “The country is developing to be the electricity hub of the region, opening up to further opportunities.”

Together with Banja hydropower plant, Statkraft’s hydropower production in the Devoll valley will reach 700 GWh per year, equal to approximately 13 per cent of Albania’s total electricity generation.

Photo: Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama and Minister of Infrastructure and Energy, Belinda Balluku, on site with Statkraft staff. Source: Statkraft.

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