Italy-Albania: “Focus on integration of the markets”

Workshop in Tirana with ARERA, UE, EBRD and Confindustria
scale.jpgDeveloping regional energy integration and a more competitive market thanks to increasing investments in interconnection infrastructure and renewable power. These were the key topics of a workshop held in Tirana on Tuesday, which was attended by the representatives of ARERA (Italian Regulatory Authority for Energy and Gas) and the main Italian and Albanian institutions and businesses as well as European organizations.
The workshop took place in our embassy in Tirana, “also with the aim of strengthening the relations between Italy and Albania in the field of energy,” underlines a message. Besides ARERA, also the representatives of the Albanian Regulator ERE, of the EU delegation in Albania and of the EBRD took part in the meeting. Ambassador of Italy to Tirana, Alberto Cutillo, opened the works, while Albania’s Minister for Entrepreneurship, Eduard Shalsi, and Deputy Minister for Infrastructure and Energy, Illir Bejtja, had a speech.
“Reinforcement of regional energy connectivity, gradual integration with the European electricity market as well as, upon completion of the TAP system, Albania’s coming into play of global energy interconnections, are both great opportunities and growing challenges that the country will be able to embrace and overcome only by involving all the actors concerned,” declared Ambassador Cutillo.
Giordano Gorini, Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce and Confindustria (Italian Employers' Federation) in Albania, in charge of energy, hoped that “the certainty of the sector’s rules should be ensured, including, formation of the energy delivery prices of small- and middle-sized producers as it would create the conditions for new investments.”


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11 April 2019 - 15:49 CEST