A new dawn for hydropower in the Western Balkans?

Hydropower has long played a major role in the supply of electricity in the Western Balkans in southeast Europe. It has one of the largest untapped hydropower resources in Europe, but greenfield development in the region has paradoxically been limited for the best part of the last three decades to a small number of privately developed projects, supported by long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs). In this article, H&D News Editor, Martin Burdett, presents an overview of some planned activities in the region, including some significant developments over the course of 2020 that suggest several long-standing projects in the Western Balkans may finally proceed.

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A new dawn for hydropower in the Western Balkans?

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