ALBANIA

Share of renewable sources in heating and cooling in 2019: 24.91%

Number of district heating systems: 0

Share of district heating in total heat demand/supply: 0%

Share of renewable sources in district heating system: less than 0%

Share of CHP technology in the district heating: 0%

Annual gross heat production in district heating: 0 ktoe

Albania is relying mainly on electric heating, which constitutes 62% of total heat consumption. Biomass participates with 20% in the heat production mix, while oil and petroleum products contribute each with 8%. Albania does not have a district heating system that can support the deployment of renewables in the heating and cooling sector. Albania’s National Action Plan for Renewable Energy Resources 2015-2020 envisaged the target of a 38% share of renewable sources in the heating and cooling sector to be met in 2020. Nevertheless, the share of energy from renewable sources in heating and cooling was only 24.91% in 2019, and is based mostly on the use of biomass for heating in rural areas.