Potential of multi-purpose-use of the Hydropower Reservoirs of the Drin Cascade in Albania

Potential of multi-purpose-use of the Hydropower Reservoirs of the Drin Cascade in Albania

The main objective of the study was to determine the potential and limits of the multi-purpose use of the Drin Cascade. Specific objectives were to:

  • Coordinate and consolidate the results of the study and report them to the GIZ;
  • Estimate the economic losses due to reduced power production by an adjusted cascade management based on the results of hydrological calculations;
  • Describe the benefits from such an adjusted cascade management on avoided damage/losses from flooding
  • Estimate the gains from forest management conducted by the hydropower operator on the basis of a cost-benefit-analyses for the energy supplier/cascade operator as forest manager.

start:

2015-05-18

end:

2015-12-31

client:

German Development Agency (GIZ), Germany

geographic scope:

Drin river basin, Albania

project-manager

Thomas Dworak

project-team

Linda Romanovska