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17 June 2019

Secretariat issues Opinion on the certification of the electricity transmission system operator MEPSO of North Macedonia

Today, the Energy Community Secretariat published its Opinion on the certification of the transmission system operator for electricity, MEPSO, under the Third Energy Package.

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14 June 2019

Moldova-Ukraine electricity market integration moves ahead

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13 June 2019

North Macedonia becomes third Contracting Party to launch competitive process for supporting renewables

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Energy Community Secretariat's Implementation Report 2018 now available online

Published 31 October 2018

Author Energy Community Secretariat

Latest
Implementation
Updates

Albania Albania  on 23 May 2019

Government of Albania adopts a decision to establish a power exchange, with day-ahead and intraday markets.  

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North Macedonia North Macedonia  on 27 March 2019

A preliminary decision on certification of the transmission system operator, MEPSO, was adopted by the national regulatory authority and submitted for an opinion to the Energy Community Secretariat.

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North Macedonia North Macedonia   on 12 March 2019

Energy Regulatory Commission adopted Supply Rules for Natural Gas and Rulebook on granting status of Closed Distribution System for Natural Gas and Combined Operator for Transmission and Distribution of Natural Gas.

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Albania Albania  on 6 March 2019

The third progress report on the promotion of renewable energy for the years 2016 - 2017 was submitted to the Secretariat.

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In the
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  • Energy Community Regulatory School

    Energy Community Regulatory School

    The Energy Community Regulatory School aims at supporting the technical knowledge of national energy regulatory authorities to effectively implement and efficiently apply the acquis  – such as but not limited to gas and electricity network codes and guidelines or REMIT as well as resulting increasingly developing market activities.

    Beyond the mere legal aspects, the Energy Community Regulatory School is dedicated to deliver practical insights and share experience made on EU level. Praxis oriented, interactive and in-depth discussions will be in the core of the training courses tailor made for the Contracting Parties’ regulators.

    The Secretariat began with the Energy Community Regulatory School training in late 2017. There have been 10 training courses so far, six more are planned for 2019. The training is an ongoing activity. 

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  • Western Balkan Six Initiative

    Energy Community Western Balkan Six Initiative

    Under the Western Balkan 6 Initiative, the six Energy Community Contracting Parties in Southeast Europe have strengthened their efforts to develop a regional electricity market in the Western Balkan Region and beyond. Under a process steered by the Energy Community Secretariat, the WB6 countries are removing step-by-step the existing legislative and regulatory barriers and enhancing the institutional structures necessary for the functioning of the market in line with the Energy Community Treaty and relevant EU acquis.

    At the same time, the WB6 countries agreed to step up the uptake of measures to render their energy sectors more sustainable via the implementation of the actions under the Energy Community Sustainability Charter. 

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  • EU4ENERGY Governance

    EU4ENERGY Governance

    Under the EU4ENERGY Governance Project managed by the Energy Community Secretariat, three Energy Community Member countries – Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, one Observer – Armenia, and two neighbouring countries - Belarus and Armenia are receiving enhanced assistance to reform their legal and regulatory frameworks in line with the Energy Community Treaty and EU best practice.

    The Project covers gas, electricity, energy efficiency and renewables issues and aims to improve the investment climate for key energy infrastructure projects. It is part of a wider EU4ENERGY Programme.

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  • Dispute Resolution and Negotiation Centre

    Dispute Resolution and Negotiation Centre

    The Secretariat’s Dispute Resolution and Negotiation Centre provides high-quality services in negotiation and mediation of investor-state disputes and offers negotiation support to national authorities in their negotiations with private parties. The Centre also facilitates the swift closure of dispute settlement cases under the Energy Community Treaty via tailor-made negotiation and mediation facilities.

    A group of experienced negotiators covering a wide-range of expertise supports the work of the Centre. 

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  • Infrastructure Transparency Platform

    Infrastructure Transparency Platform

    Attracting investment in energy infrastructure is one of the key objective of the Energy Community Treaty. The Energy Community Infrastructure Transparency Platform is a tailor-made tool for monitoring the implementation of Projects of Energy Community Interest and Projects of Mutual Interest.

    The tool provides basic project data, technical and financial information as well as tracks the projects' overall realisation. The interactive map application provides up-to-date information on the geographic location of each project. 

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