Nuclear power in Albania

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Albania presently has no nuclear power plants, but in 2007 the government discussed constructing a nuclear power plant at Durrës. In addition to meeting the domestic energy demands, the plan foresaw electricity export to neighboring Balkan countries and Italy via an underwater cable, which would link the Italian and Albanian electricity networks.[1][2] In April 2009, Albania and Croatia announced a plan to jointly construct a 1,500 MWe nuclear power plant on the shores of Lake Skadar (Lake Shkodër), near Albania's border with Montenegro.[3]


  1. ^ "Emerging Nuclear Energy Countries". World Nuclear Association. April 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-22. 
  2. ^ "Albania looks to nuclear to power region". World Nuclear News. 2007-11-12. Retrieved 2009-04-22. 
  3. ^ "Albania and Croatia plan joint plant". World Nuclear News. 2009-04-17. Retrieved 2009-04-22.