State of compliance

North Macedonia has transposed and implemented key requirements of the energy statistics acquis whereas only timeliness and quality of collections has to be improved further in accordance with best practices and statistical standards.

  • Regulation (EC) 1099/2008 on Energy Statistics

    Regulation (EC) 1099/2008 on Energy Statistics

    Annual data are compiled and disseminated in questionnaires for coal, oil, natural gas, electricity, heat and renewable energy. The breakdown of final consumption is presented in accordance with the national classification of activities.

    Data are collected through monthly and annual surveys from reporting units with full coverage of the energy sector, sampling of industrial energy consumers, annual surveys on forestry, agriculture and external trade statistics, and estimates of energy consumption in other sectors and in households. Annual questionnaires are communicated to IEA and EUROSTAT timely and in compliance with the acquis.

    The results of the survey of consumption in households conducted in 2015 were integrated in annual energy statistics. The results required a revision of data on renewables consumption with updated information from the survey, and provided disaggregated data on residential consumption of energy in line with Regulation (EU) 431/2014 amending Regulation (EC) 1099/2008.

    North Macedonia has ensured compliance with the obligations from Annex B of Regulation (EC) 1099/2008.

    SSO releases monthly energy statistics on electricity, natural gas, oil and petroleum products and solid fuels which are subsequently published by EUROSTAT. The short-term monthly data on oil, gas and electricity are not compiled yet in time to be transmitted to the EUROSTAT.

    In 2015, SSO established communication with the United Nations Statistical Division (UNSD) on the Joint Organisations Data Initiative (JODI), thus ensuring the visibility of its oil and gas statistics in the global JODI database. Hence, North Macedonia complies with the General Policy Guideline on a Roadmap on Implementation of Certain Deadlines of Council Directive 2009/119/EC in the Energy Community.

    Except for the timeliness to meet the deadlines from Annex D, monthly statistics are in accordance with Regulation (EC) 1099/2008 on Energy Statistics.

    SSO has already established a quality system for producing quality reporting as required under the Energy Community Treaty and corresponding a quality report is submitted to EUROSTAT. 

  • Regulation (EU) 2016/1952

    Regulation (EU) 2016/1952 on European statistics on natural gas and electricity prices

    Prices of electricity charged to industrial end-users and households and prices of natural gas charged to industrial end-users are compiled and submitted to EUROSTAT. Natural gas is not supplied to households in North Macedonia. From 2014, SSO has been publishing the average electricity and gas prices for industry and households per consumption band on its webpage.

    SSO reported disaggregated electricity prices for industrial end-users as well as disaggregated electricity prices for households, as required by Regulation (EU) 2016/1952.

    Thanks to the established cooperation with the Regulatory Commission for Energy (RCE), the accuracy of reported data was improved so that disseminated data are in line with the requirements of the Regulation.