Albania's state-owned power utility KESH and Kosovo's power corporation (KEK) presented in the country's capital Tirana the feasibility study for the construction of a 400 KV energy transmission line between the UN-governed southern Serbian province of Kosovo and Albania, KESH' transmission director, Gazmend Daci, said on May 25,2005.
The 158 km transmission line will connect the Vau i Deje power plant, in western Albania, and the Kosovo B power plant in Podgorica.
By the transmitter Albania and Kosovo will become part of the Balkan power transmission network.
[Editor's note: Kosovo records energy overproduction in the winter and insufficient energy production in the summer while in Albania it is the other way round because the country's energy capacities are based on hydroelectric plants. In 2004, the World Bank allocated $1.1 mln (873,600 euro) for the project's feasibility study, BBC Monitoring European reported on January 21, 2004].