The inauguration ceremony of the Tirana 2 substation will take place in Kashar on Friday, November 18th, at 11.00. In the frame of the Programme for the strengthening of the electric system, the Italian Development Cooperation has allocated € 90 million with the aim to adapt the system to European standards and to integrate it to the Balkan power grid. The construction of Tirana 2 substation represents one of the three infrastructures envisaged by this Programme, which also includes the construction of the high voltage power line Elbasan-Tirana (already completed) and the set up of the dispatching centre for remote control of the power grid (in pipeline). The works for the substation, amounting to over € 20 million, were carried out by Ansaldo T&D JSC and Carlo Gavazzi Impianti Ltd, Italian companies leader in the field of power transmission. The Tirana 2 substation is state-of-the-art technology facility designed to raise/lower the voltage of power transmission in order to distribute electricity in a stable and efficient manner, with clear advantages for businesses and citizens. The initiative has been conceived and implemented in conjunction with the Albanian counterparts, notably the Transmission System Operator (TSO) and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Energy. The inauguration ceremony will be attended by Prime Minister, Sali Berisha, Minister of Economy, Trade and Energy, Nasip Naço, Italian Ambassador, Saba D'Elia, Italian Development Cooperation Director, Aldo Sicignano, as well as by the top management of TSO, Ansaldo T&D JSC and Carlo Gavazzi Impianti Ltd. At this link a video, shown in the multimedia section, presents with further details the potential benefits of this new piece of infrastructure for the electricity sector.