The economic and social impact of small hydropower in Albania.

This report examines the economic and social impact of small-scale hydro power plants (HPPs) in Albania. It is intended to present a factual picture of the economic benefits of small HPPs in Albania. As such it will be of interest to those working in the fields of energy, community regeneration and environmental protection.

While the contribution of the small HPPs make to the country’s overall energy demand is significantly < 19.5% for 2019 and will not see itself likely to lead any local or regional employment or carbon mitigated impacts, the amount generated and income generated could be significant for local communities, if the profit was shared properly.

This report seeks to estimate and contextualize the social and economic benefits of small HPPs (<15 MW) in Albania which are built and in operation.