Albania

Index rank 57

Balance Score

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Energy Trilemma Index Rankings and Balance Score

 2012  2013  2014  Trend Score
Energy Performance  34  49  53   
Energy Security  63  87  83  C
Energy Equity  71  76  84  C
Environmental Sustainability  3  3  3  A
         
Contextual Performance  85  84  67   
Political Strength  71  68  70   
Societal Strength  74  74  71   
Economic Strength  105  106  69   
         
Overall Rank  47  60  57  ACC
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Fossil Fuel Reserves

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Key Metrics

Industrial sector (% of GDP) 12.0
TPEP / TPEC  (net energy importer) 0.79
Emission intensity (kg CO2 per USD) 0.14
Energy affordability (USD per kWh) n.a.
GDP / capita (PPP, USD); GDP Group 9,207 (III)
Energy intensity (million BTU per USD) 0.08
CO2 emissions (metric tons CO2 per capita) 1.11
Population Access to Electricity (%) 100.0
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Index Commentary

Albania moves up three places in this year�s Index. Albania continues to exhibit outstanding performance on the environmental sustainability dimension, offset by weaker results on the other two dimensions of the energy trilemma. In terms of energy security, Albania continues to increase its oil stocks, and further decreases its dependence on fuel imports. However, transmission and distribution losses have increased again and the overall perceived quality of electricity supply has suffered. There is a slight drop in energy equity as gasoline prices increase and household expenditure on electricity becomes comparatively more expensive, while an electricity generation portfolio that employs mostly hydropower enables the country to remain among the top three nations in the world with the lowest environmental impact. The majority of the contextual indicators remain stable, and there is a significant improvement in the country�s economic strength caused by an update of the data points underlying the indicator for cost of living expenditure.