The Energy Community Secretariat’s Dispute Resolution and Negotiation Centre has been called upon to mediate a dispute regarding balancing issues in the Albanian hydro sector. The parties to the mediation are the Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy of Albania and the privately-owned Energji Ashta hydro power plant. The dispute arose between KESH (the largest electricity producer in Albania) and HPP Energji Ashta, and it involves other Albanian state-owned stakeholders: ERE (the energy regulator in Albania), OSHEE (the Albanian distribution system operator) and OST (the Albanian transmission system operator). Mr Dirk Buschle has been appointed as Mediator, and he is supported by Ms Rozeta Karova and Mr Arben Kllokoqi. The first meetings with the parties and all other entities involved have already taken place.