Albania Power Recovery Project

Electricity Infrastructure Security of supply

Beneficiary Country:

  • Albania Albania

Donation passport

Donor/IFI: World Bank
Starting Year: 2014
Ending Year: 2019
Budget: 150 mil. USD (WB’s contribution)
Type of Donation: Investment grants
Status: Closed
World Bank

Lead Donor Contact

Gazmend Daci, Rome Chavapricha, World Bank

Short description of the overall project

The Power Recovery Project of Albania has an objective to improve reliability of power supply and financial viability of the power sector. The Project draws extensively upon the lessons learned from similar World Bank engagements worldwide and in Albania.


Short description of activities financed by the donation

The project consists of four components:

  • short-term complementary power import support
  • upgrading distribution infrastructure
  • transmission meter/data center upgrade
  • supporting power sector reforms and project implementation

The first component will support KESh/WPS with up to USD 30 million to purchase short term complementary power imports to meet KESh/WPS’ power supply obligations. The second component will support GoA’s and Distribution Company’s plan to reduce distribution losses, improve cash collection and reliability of power supply. Component three will support OST to providing power meters and upgrading a data center and supplying and installing an IT system for the data center and providing technical assistance for developing procedures for the establishment of a market platform for independent power producers and some eligible customers, among others. Finally, component four will support priority power sector reforms to facilitate the recovery of the power sector and improve the performance of the distribution company through provision of management and technical advisory services..