Albania plans “drastic” energy saving measures due to Ukraine-Russia war

Albania plans "drastic" energy saving measures due to Ukraine-Russia war

Albania plans "drastic" energy saving measures due to Ukraine-Russia war Credit: Elif Bayraktar/

Albania is set to announce a package of energy saving measures to help the population save energy in times of crisis, due to the ongoing Ukraine-Russia war as reported on Thursday, September 8.

Speaking on Albania’s energy saving measures caused by the Ukraine-Russia war Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Energy and Infrastructure Belinda Balluku said that some radical measures are needed to save energy.

“Regarding the 800 KW/hour band starting from 1 October, there will be some other drastic measures. Tomorrow we will present the energy-saving package,” stated Balluku, referring to a higher tariff payable by those who use more energy, as reported by

In addition she reminded the population that after 10 pm, the lighting in public places will be turned off. In addition, Belinda Balluku also hinted that the working hours for industry will be changed and many other general measures will be taken, such as those already introduced by Germany and other countries.

So far, prices in Albania have not yet increased – partly because of government subsidies, but also because the nation’s share of electricity used in the country was produced by local hydroelectric power plants.

The news follows reports of the UK condemning Iran’s cyberattack on Albania, which led to Southeastern Europe’s Balkan Peninsula country expelling Iran’s ambassador.

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