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Sunday, December 22, 2013
Kosovo Albania power interconnection
Kosovo and Albania signed an agreement for building the “power highway”.
The agreement for the construction of the 400 KV interconnection line
between the two countries will offer the establishing of stable
capacities. It will make possible for the two operators to work together
as a distributing system, and offer mutual benefits for the consumers
of both countries.
This agreement was realized between the TSO of Kosovo (Transmission System Operator) and the TSO of Albania.
event, besides the emotional connection, aims to develop the economic
space of Albania, as underlined by the Minister of Economic Development
of Kosovo, Fadil Ismaili and his homologue Damian Gjiknuri. The
Agreement was considered historic and signed in the house of the
Albanian League in Prizren.
“By continuing the historic events of
Prizren, today we are creating a new one, which has the proportions of
the first one. We are signing the agreement for building the energy
highway of Kosovo and Albania”, Ismajli declared.
“Energy is the guarantee of our future. We are cooperating for developing our markets”, Gjiknuri added.
integration in the regional energy market is indispensable. Today we
have been witnesses of the signing of this agreement for the
construction of this line between Kosovo and Albania. This will put
Kosovo closer to Albania and Europe, and will support the integration of
both countries in the European power market”, declared Peter Blomyer,
Ambassador of Germany.
The 40 million EUR project has been
supported by the German Federal government. The agreement will be
implemented by the Croatian Dole Kevod in Kosovo, and by the Slovenian
EnergyInvest in Albania.