Kosovo's power sector is currently made up of two power plants, Kosovo A and Kosovo B, located near the capital of Pristina.
The government of Kosovo supports plans to reform Kosovo's energy sector which include: the construction of a new 600-MW lignite-fired power plant, called the New Kosovo Plant.
With the aid of international organizations, primarily the World Bank, the government of Kosovo currently supports plans to reform Kosovo's energy sector which include: to close Kosovo A by 2017, rehabilitate Kosovo B to meet E.U. standards and develop a new 600-MW lignite-fired power plant (called the New Kosovo Plant). Plans also include privatizing the distribution system and assess the ability for alternative energy development in Kosovo. Not laid out in the strategy is another element: a new lignite strip mine. There are also plans to supplement this lignite-fueled energy sector with alternative energy, such as wind and solar, once the new power plant is constructed.
Private banks should not finance this project.