North Macedonia


Day of Accession
1 July 2006
Contracting Party

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latest implementation updates

Latest developments in electricity Date
Government’s decree on operation of the organized market operator, including the necessary technical, staffing and financial conditions, was adopted. October 2019
The Macedonian Electricity Market Operator (MEMO), established in October 2018, obtained the license and became operational. October 2019

Following the adoption of the rules for operation of closed distribution system in April 2019, the regulator approved the new distribution network code.

August 2019

The retail market is fully liberalized, following adoption of the necessary implementing acts of the new Energy Law that grant the eligibility right to all customers, repealing the possibility to deny any customer the right to choose their supplier.

July 2019
Secretariat publishes its Opinion 3/19 on certification of MEPSO. June 2019
Elektrodistribucija DOOEL, a subsidiary of EVN Makedonija, approved its compliance programme and appointed the compliance officer. December 2018
Regulatory Commission for Energy adopts Rules for allocation of interconnection capacities. November 2018
Regulatory Commission for Energy adopts Rules for purchase of electricity for network losses of DSO. October 2018
Regulatory Commission for Energy adopts Rules for supply of electricity, Electricity market rules and Rules for procurement of electricity by universal service provider. September 2018

The rules for certification of transmission system operators were adopted by the regulator.

August 2018
Government adopted a decision on the transfer of shares of the transmission system operator to the Ministry of Transport.   July 2018
The Memorandum of Understanding on electricity day-ahead market coupling between TSOs, national regulatory authorities and the power exchanges of Bulgaria and fYR of Macedonia envisages market coupling based on available transmission capacity and in compliance with requirements of multi-regional coupling (MRC) by mid-2019. April 2018
The transmission system operator (TSO) is procuring services of a regional security coordinator, including coordinated capacity calculation, from the Security Coordination Centre (SCC). March 2018


Latest developments in oil Date

Law on Compulsory Oil Reserves, which transposes Directive 2009/119/EC, entered into force, following its approval by Parliament.

October 2014 


Latest developments in energy efficiency Date
The Parliament of North Macedonia adopts a comprehensive Law on Energy Efficiency, transposing the EU Energy Efficiency Directive, Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, Regulation on Labelling of energy related products, and Directive on Eco-design of energy related products. February 2020
The Мinistry of Economy submitted the third Annual Report Under the Energy Efficiency Directive October 2019
FYR Macedonia submits the Secretariat its second Annual Report  under the Energy Efficiency Directive.  July 2018
Government of FYR Macedonia adopted 3rd Energy Efficiency Action Plan. July 2017


Latest developments in renewable energy Date
Third Progress Report on promotion and use of energy from renewable energy source submitted to the Secretariat.  July 2019

Secretariat submitted amendments to the draft Energy Law introducing a support scheme for renewable energy in compliance with State aid guidelines.

August 2017
FYR of Macedonia amended its NREAP to take into account updated biomass data. April 2017

The second progress report on the promotion of renewable energy during 2014-2015 was submitted to the Secretariat.

February 2017


Latest development in environment Date
During the past year, twelve photovoltaic projects and three gas pipelines (TIRZ Bunardzik, Suto Orizari and Butel) received the approval of their environmental impact assessment. October 2019
North Macedonia complies with its reporting obligations on pollutants under the scope of the Large Combustion Plants Directive by submitting the relevant information to the European Environment Agency. April 2019
A decision approving the environmental permit of the Dren wind farm was issued. September 2018
The Government of Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia adopted the NERP, after having incorporated the Secretariat’s comments. April 2017
The Secretariat provides its assessment on National Emission Reduction Plan (NERP), confirming that it was done in accordance with the applicable Energy Community legal framework. October 2016
FYR of Macedonia adopts fuel monitoring plan, Case ECS-03/13 closed.
August 2016


Latest developments in Third Package Date
Energy Law was adopted by the Parliament of FYR of Macedonia. May 2018
The Secretariat drafted the Ministry an Energy Law compliant with the Third Package. August 2017
Latest development in regulatory authority affairs Date

Electricity TSO, MEPSO, for the first time participates in allocation of monthly transmission capacities by SEE CAO.

January 2017


Latest development in gas Date
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. March 2019
The regulator adopted the Rulebook on Methodology and the Methodologies for determination of Tariffs for Transmission, Distribution and Market Operation of Natural Gas December 2018
The regulator approved the Certification rules for transmission system operation under the Third Energy Package, as one of the first secondary acts required by the  new Law. August 2018
The Energy Law transposes the requirements of Directive 2009/73/EC and Regulation (EC) 715/2009. June 2018


Latest developments in climate Date
North Macedonia officially launched a national working group to work on the integrated National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs). March 2019
FYR of Macedonia submitted to the UNFCCC National Inventory Report (NIR) and the second Biennial Update Report (BUR2) on Climate Change. March 2018

The country ratified the Paris Agreement. 

November 2017


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