Fact-sheet on Poçem hydro-power

Vjosa-pocemi-ecoalbania-birnOn May 2016, the Albanian government has given a concession to a union of two Turkish companies “Ayen Enerji Şirketi Anonymous” and “Çinar-San Hafriyat Nakliyat Turizm Insaat San Ve Tic Ltd.Sti” to build a large dam on the Vjosa. The project “Poçem” features a 50 meter high dam that would not only directly affect one of the most valuable sections of the Vjosa due to flooding, it would also have serious downstream effects.

38 HPP-s are foreseen on the Vjosa catchment:

  • 6 new dams are projected on the Greek side of the catchment while there is only one existing, the Pigai large Dam.
  • 31 HPP-s on Albanian territory: 8 dams are planned along the Vjosa itself while 23 additional HPP-s on its tributaries, 4 of which are already finished while another 4 are under construction.

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