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Albania's Q2 power output plummets

Albania's Q2 power output plummets Power in California. Author: Jeff Turner. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic.

TIRANA (Albania), August 26 (SeeNews) – Albania's electricity production decreased to 1,280 GWh in the second quarter of 2019 from 2,707 GWh a year earlier, the country's statistical office said on Monday.

Albania's power exports fell to 142 GWh from 1,106 GWh in April-June 2018, whereas imports rose to 683 GWh from 139 GWh, INSTAT said in a statement.

All electricity produced in the second quarter of 2019 was generated by hydro power plants.

Some 484 GWh of electricity was produced by state-owned companies, whereas independent electricity producers contributed 790 GWh.

Grid losses decreased by 7.9% year-on-year to 359 GWh in the second quarter. Distribution losses edged up to 316 GWh from 315 GWh, while transmission losses narrowed to 43 GWh from 75 GWh.