Hydro Power: CDM project as world innovation in Albania

Energji Ashta – a 50/50 joint venture between Verbund and EVN is constructing a world innovation in Albania: the largest matrix power plant using small turbines.

Energji Ashta – a 50/50 joint venture between Verbund and EVN is constructing a world innovation in Albania: the largest matrix power plant using small turbines (www.energji-ashta.al).

denkstatt – together with company Allplan – developed the CDM project for this innovative large hydro power project in Albania.

 

What was the challenge?

CDM projects are always a challenge – regulations from the UNFCCC change frequently over the course of project duration; local authorities have been established only recently; enormous amounts of data are necessay, etc.

What has been done?

The project included the development of the whole CDM project documentation, an additional Baseline Study for the Grid Factor in Albania plus complying with the requirements of the World Commission on Dams (WCD) for large hydro power projects.

 

What was the concrete benefit?

The Hydro Power Plant Ashta will produce 242 GWh of electricity per year from a renewable source of energy and will consequently avoid CO2 emissions in the future, thus contributing to the United Nations efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Trough successful implementation of a CDM project the project developer obtains greenhouse gas certificates, which aid in financing of the investment project.

Country:
Austria
Sector:
Energy

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