Action plans, reports and tenders

North Macedonia

Day of Accession
30 June 2006
Contracting Party

As a Contracting Party to the Energy Community Treaty, North Macedonia has the obligation to implement the energy acquis in force. Parallel to the adoption of secondary legislation, the implementation of the acquis gives rise to diverse reporting obligations.

Particularly the implementation of the renewable energy and energy efficiency acquis is based on comprehensive, multi-annual action plans. As a first step, the Parties draft and adopt the action plans that set the steps for achieving the negotiated targets. They are subsequently obliged to report about the progress achieved in the form of regular progress reports. Starting in 2019, North Macedonia will also have a reporting obligation pursuant Annex VIII.B of the Large Combustion Plan Directive 2001/80/EC as amended by Decision 2013/05/MC-EnC.

In the Energy Community context, the work on the  national energy and climate plans (NECPs) is based on Ministerial Council Recommendation 2018/01/MC-EnC.  In line with the time plan, the Contracting Parties agreed to submit the draft NECPs to the Secretariat by the first quarter of 2020.

This page displays the information submitted by North Macedonia to the Secretariat so far. Pursuant to the Secretariat's documents policy, no document older than ten years is displayed online. 

  • Statements

    Security of supply statements

    According to Article 29 of the Treaty, the Contracting Parties are to adopt Security of Supply Statements starting one year after its entry into force (July 2007). The statements are to describe in particular the diversity of supply, technological security, and geographic origin of imported fuels. The Parties have the obligation to update the statements and notify the Secretariat every two years.


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  • National energy efficiency action plan

    National Energy Efficiency Action Plans

    The National Energy Efficiency Action Plans (NEEAPs) provide a framework for the development of a national strategy on how best to augment the level of energy efficiency. The NEEAPs, to be submitted to the Secretariat every two years, also provide a platform for the Parties to evaluate the energy savings resulting from the implementation of these strategies. Whilst the first NEEAPs covered the period 2010-2012, the second NEEAPs set the line of action for 2013-2015 pursuant to the Energy Services Directive 2006/32/EC.   

    The Energy Services Directive 2006/32/EC was repealed by the Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EU. Incorporated into the acquis in October 2015, the Energy Efficiency Directive mandates the Parties to report and evaluate a set of measures that contribute to the 2018 national target for final energy savings. The Third NEEAPs should accordingly cover the period 2016-2018 and be submitted to the Secretariat by the end of June 2016 at the latest.


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  • Progress reports

    Progress reports

    Article 24(1) of  Directive 2012/27/EU lays down the Contracting Parties' reporting obligations on energy efficiency. By 30 June each year as of 2017, they are to send to the Secretariat the data on energy efficiency targets, indicators, consumption trends and key Energy Efficiency Directive implementing measures.


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  • National renewable action plan (NREAP)

    National renewable action plan (NREAP)

    Article 4 of Directive 2009/28/EC requires the adoption of a national renewable action plan (NREAP) setting out the Contracting Parties national targets for the share of energy from renewable sources consumed in transport, electricity and heating and cooling in 2020 and adequate measures to be taken to achieve those national overall targets.


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  • Progress reports

    Progress reports

    Article 22 (1) of Directive 2009/28/EC lays down the Contracting Parties' reporting obligation on renewable energy. By 31 December 2014 and every two years thereafter, reports on the progress towards the targets have to be submitted to the Secretariat.


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  • National Emission Reduction Plan

    National Emission Reduction Plan

    The Large Combustion Plants Directive took effect on 1 January 2018 in the Energy Community. For existing large combustion plants, two alternative implementation avenues exist: either compliance with the emission limit values for SO2, NOx and dust at individual plant level, or implementation of a National Emission Reduction Plan (NERP). Every plant must be covered by either of the two options.

    North Macedonia adopted a National Emission Reduction Plan (NERP) for large combustion plants in April 2017 and has started with its implementation on 1 January 2018. There are no large combustion plants under the opt-out regime in this Contracting Party.


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  • Emission reports from large combustion plants

    Emission reports from large combustion plants

    North Macedonia reports its data on Large Combustion Plants (LCPs) to European Environment Agency (EEA) under the Energy Community Treaty. This reporting is conducted annually by filling out an excel sheet that is then posted in the EEA Central Data Repository. The EEA maintains a separate Energy Community database, which contains plant-by-plant data. 

    2018 data marks the beginning of the LCP data reporting. The data include rated thermal input, annual energy input and emissions of SO2, NOX and dust. In addition, information on derogations under the provisions of the agreed legislation under the Treaty is provided. Since the start of the reporting, North Macedonia has regularly submitted EEA data on all its eight LCPs plants. 

  • National Energy and Climate Plan

    National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP)

    The EU's Clean Energy Package includes a robust governance system, under which each Member State is required to establish integrated 10-year National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs). Based on a common structure, the NECPs outline how the Member States will achieve their respective targets on all dimensions of the energy union, including a longer-term view towards 2050.

    The NECPs follow a life cycle perspective: draft plan / recommendation / final plan / assessment / update of the plan, and in parallel the drafting of a plan for the next period slowly begins. 


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  • Nationally determined contributions

    Nationally determined contributions

    Adopted by 196 parties at COP 21, the Paris Agreement is a legally binding international treaty on climate change. It works on a 5-year cycle of increasingly ambitious climate action carried out by countries. Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) summarise countries’ plans to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions under the Paris Agreement. All Contracting Parties, with the exception of Kosovo*, ratified the Agreement and submitted their initial NDCs to the UNFCCC. 

    The Agreement calls the parties to submit new or updated NDCs every five years. NDC2s include more ambitious targets than the NDC1s and encompass all emission sectors and GHGs other than carbon dioxide. Beyond mitigation, the majority of NDC2s, also focus on adaptation, financial support and gender sensitivity. The actions contained in the NDC2 should pave the way towards meeting the political pledges under the 2020 Sofia Declaration to work towards the 2050 target of a carbon-neutral continent together with the European Union. The ambition level and targets of the NDC2s should be harmonized with those reflected in the NECPs.

    North Macedonian NDC2 was submitted to the UNFCCC Secretariat April 2021 with a 51% reduction of GHG emissions by 2030 compared to 1990 levels. It is focused on mitigation, while adaptation is to be included in a separate document. It is aligned with the NECP.

  • Electricity generation tenders

    Electricity generation tenders

    Article 8(3) of Directive 2009/72/EC requires that details of the tendering procedure for means of generating capacity and energy efficiency/demand-side management measures are published in a dedicated section of the web site of the Energy Community at least six months prior to the closing date for tenders.

    So far North Macedonian has submitted two tenders for publication.


    4 August 2021: Public call to support individual solar PV plants

    Subject matter: In August 2021, North Macedonia announced a public call to support individual solar PV plants with total installed capacity of 80 MW. Bidders are invited to apply for a premium with projects on private land or public land for which the right of use has been established.  The award criterion is the lowest fixed premium asked by the bidders. The successful applicant will receive support paid on top of the electricity price under a 15-year contract with the Ministry.
    Publication On 4 August 2021, the Secretariat published the tender in the form of a news item.
    Deadline The deadline for the submission of bids is 5 October 2021.


    6 June 2019: Public call on solar PV plants on state-owned land

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    On 6 June, the Ministry of Economy of North Macedonia launched the country’s first competitive tender for renewables. The auction aims to award state support for 35 MW of solar PV to be built on state-owned land in two locations, on ten plots in Amzabegovo (Sveti Nikole) and on one plot in Manastirec (Makedonski Brod).The award criterion is the lowest fixed premium asked by the bidders. The successful applicant will receive support paid on top of electricity price under a 15-year contract with the Ministry.

    Publication: The Secreariat published a news item on the tender on 13 June 2019.
    Deadline: The deadline for the submission of bids is 21 August 2019.