Infrastructure

State of compliance

As North Macedonia did not transpose Regulation (EU) 347/2013 and failed to designate the national competent authority, it is in breach of the infrastructure acquis. To assist the country in the transposition of the Regulation, the Secretariat provided the Ministry of Economy technical assistance in December 2017. 

  • National Competent Authority

    National Competent Authority

    The Ministry of Economy conducted in 2017-2018 an analysis of the options for designing the national competent authority and transposition of Regulation (EU) 347/2013. This resulted in three possible options: the adoption of a new Law on Investment Projects of Highest National Significance; amending the Law on Energy; and amending the Law on spatial planning and the Law on expropriations. Regarding the national competent authority, it was proposed that either a new Council of Strategic Projects within the Government or a department within the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure is established. By July 2018 no follow up activities have taken place.

  • Manual of procedures

    Manual of procedures

    A unified procedure for permitting of infrastructure (mainly transport) projects already exists, however, it is not fully compliant with Regulation (EU) 347/2013, as adapted and adopted by the Ministerial Council. The Ministry of Economy drafted the Manual of procedures, based on Regulation (EU) 347/2013, but it is yet to be published it.

  • Set of indicators and corresponding reference values

    Set of indicators and corresponding reference values

    According to the Article 11(2), by 30 June 2018, national regulatory authorities cooperating in the framework of the Regulatory Board shall establish and make publicly available for comparable projects of the infrastructure categories included in Annex I(1) and (2).

    In order to assist the Contracting Parties, the Secretariat coordinated the data collection in order to prepare a set of indicators and corresponding reference values for the comparison of unit investment costs in the Energy Community. This is still work in progress.

  • Methodology and the criteria used to evaluate investment with the higher risks

    Methodology and the criteria used to evaluate investment with the higher risks

    According to the Article 13(6), by 31 December 2017, each national regulatory authority should publish its methodology and the criteria used to evaluate investments in electricity and gas infrastructure projects and the higher risks incurred by them.

    The national regulatory authority did not publish its methodology and the relevant evaluation criteria.