Case ECS-04/11: North Macedonia / electricity

summary of the case

status:  compiled
registered: ex officio 2011

 

 

 


The Secretariat, acting under Article 90 of the Treaty, notes that North Macedonia has not yet adopted a common coordinated congestion management method and procedure for the allocation of capacity to the market. The obligation to do so is a decision by the Ministerial Council establishing the so-called “8th region”. The decision also incorporates the Congestion Management Guidelines on the management and allocation of available transfer capacity of interconnections between national systems annexed to the Regulation 1228/2003. The obligation on Contracting Parties to apply a common coordinated congestion management method and procedure for the allocation of capacity to the market was due as from 31 December 2009.

Over the past years, the Energy Community’s institutions’ as well as the transmission system operators (TSOs) in the region have provided support to establish a South Eastern Europe Coordinated Auction Office (CAO) as one possible approach to common coordinated congestion management method and procedure for the allocation of capacity. However, neither the CAO nor any other common coordinated congestion management method and procedure for the allocation of capacity to the market have so far been implemented. Instead, capacity allocation and congestion management in the region are predominantly performed bilaterally between the neighboring TSO which in most cases apply different allocation methods on each side of the border