Dispute 05/2017: Kosovo* / electricity

Summary of the dispute

Areas of work Mediator Parties involved


Dirk Buschle
  • The Energy Regulatory Office in Kosovo*
  • Statkraft

The Energy Community Secretariat agreed on the application by the principles of mutual recognition of licenses and reciprocity with the Energy Regulatory Office in Kosovo*, ERO. Based on the understanding reached with ERO, German based market participant, Statkraft, can become participant in the wholesale electricity market in Kosovo* without requiring a license.

Deputy Director Dirk Buschle said: "ERO took a fair and responsible decision on the basis of Kosovo* and Energy Community legislation. This precedence should open the door to other market participants from EU Member States and Contracting Parties of Energy Community to register as market participants and perform their activity in the electricity market in Kosovo* without a local establishment requirement. The Secretariat is currently working on proposals for rules which will extend the principles of reciprocity and mutual recognition to all countries in the Title III region."