Benefits of HPP Ashta and CDM

Flood protection

Ashta HPP is based on water model experiments, the water level in the area of the reservoir will not be threatened by the project

Fish pass

Ashta HPP allows fishes to swim from the Adriatic sea up to the Spathara reservoir via the new fish pass installed at the HPP for the first time since the 70ies of the 20th century – this is the first fish pass installed at a hydroelectric power station in Albania at all.

CO2 reduction

Ashta HPP is really favorable to the environment – energy is produced without any air pollution saving around 114,000 tons of CO2 per year.

Security of supply

Ashta HPP supplies electricity to more than 100,000 households and reduces energy imports from abroad.

Economic benefit

The Ashta HPP is an economic impulse for the region and has created new jobs during construction and for the operational phase.

Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)

Ashta project underlies the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

The UNFCCC wants a highly elaborated stakeholder dialogue as part of the CDM Management and monitors it closely.

Ashta project has been approved and registered by UNFCCC in August 2012