Infrastructure

Implementation indicators

  • National Competent Authority

    National Competent Authority

    In order to transpose elements of Regulation (EU) 347/2013, a draft Law on amending the Law on Energy was prepared. The draft Law will be submitted for approval to the Government and Parliament by the end of 2020. According to the draft Law, the Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure is designated as the national competent authority.

  • Manual of procedures

    Manual of procedures

    There is no manual of procedures for the permitting process of Projects of Energy Community Interest or Projects of Mutual Interest. According to the draft Law, a guide on the procedures for the permit granting process shall be elaborated and published on the website of the Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure.

  • National regulatory authority involvement

    National regulatory authority involvement

    The methodology and criteria to be used to evaluate infrastructure investments shall be defined and published by the regulatory authority after the approval of the draft Law on amending the Law on Energy.

     

State of compliance

Moldova has initiated the transposition of Regulation (EU) 347/2013 by preparing an amendment to the Energy Law, which is scheduled for adoption by the end of 2020. The Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure will act as the national competent authority. Until the amending law is adopted, Moldova does not comply with the Energy Community infrastructure acquis.

The transposition of the Regulation will facilitate the realization of ongoing strategic infrastructure projects in gas and electricity. Particularly pressing is the facilitation of the infrastructure projects related to the integration of Moldova into the Continental European power system in order to upgrade the country’s security of energy supply. Unfortunately, the sole Moldovan candidate project in the 2020 PECI/PMI selection process (Trans-Balkan Corridor Bidirectional Flow between Moldova and Ukraine) was not shortlisted to receive the PECI label.