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Iceland joins the countries supporting Ukraine via the Ukraine Energy Support Fund

on 3 February 2023

The Energy Community Secretariat, in its roles as the fiduciary of the Ukraine Energy Support Fund, is pleased to announce the signing of a fiduciary agreement between the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Iceland and the Energy Community Secretariat. With its signature, Iceland grants EUR 1.5 million to the benefit of Ukrainian energy companies and its citizens exposed to the impact of the Russian war.

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The Secretariat supports the establishment of a national electricity balancing market in Georgia

EU4ENERGY
on 3 February 2023

On 1st February 2023, EU4Energy Governance Project, co-financed by the EU, brought together key stakeholders of the electricity market in Georgia (the national regulatory authority GNERC and the Georgian transmission system operator GSE) and Energy Community Secretariat experts for an online meeting to kick off technical assistance to Georgia in the adjustment of the imbalance settlement process in the balancing market.

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Director Lorkowski and Deputy Prime Minister Balluku discuss Albanian Presidency

on 2 February 2023

Marking the beginning of Albania’s 2023 Energy Community Presidency, Director Artur Lorkowski travelled to Tirana to meet with the country’s political leadership. During his visit on 31 January and 1 February, the Director met with Belinda Balluku, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Infrastructure and Energy. He also addressed the Committee on Productive Activity, Trade and Environment at the Parliament of Albania.

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Secretariat launches Ukraine Energy Market Observatory

on 27 January 2023

In an effort to streamline and consolidate its monitoring functions under the Energy Community Treaty with regard to Ukraine, the Energy Community’s largest member currently suffering from a war of aggression by the Russian Federation, the Secretariat created the Ukraine Energy Market Observatory. The Observatory will closely follow and review all developments related to the energy market and corporate governance in Ukraine.

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New call for tenders under the Ukraine Energy Support Fund procurement now open!

on 26 January 2023

The procurement of the equipment necessary to conduct emergency repairs of the Ukrainian energy system has now started. Earlier in January, the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine approved support requests by 30 energy companies under the Ukraine Energy Support Fund for the procurement of essential energy equipment at an estimated value of over EUR 107 million.

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EU joint gas purchasing attracts Contracting Parties interest

on 26 January 2023

On 25 January, the Energy Community Secretariat held a coordination meeting on joint gas purchasing, gathering high-level representatives of the European Commission, the Contracting Parties, gas companies, and industrial consumers. Co-Chaired by Director Lorkowski and Vice-President of European the Commission, Mr. Šefčovič, the meeting participants were engaged in discussing aspects of the Energy Community’s involvement in the EU-based initiative.

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Secretariat to support the Ukrainian energy regulator in ensuring compliance of public service obligations 

on 20 January 2023

Under a memorandum of understanding signed today, the Energy Community Secretariat and the Ukrainian energy regulator, NEURC, agreed on a procedure defining the roles and responsibilities in cooperating on so-called public service obligations. Public service obligations are state interventions in the energy market and individual companies’ conduct on such markets. In order to be compliant with the Energy Community framework, they need to satisfy certain standards. Energy Community and Ukrainian legislation require that NEURC and the Secretariat cooperate in designing public service obligations.

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Energy Community identifies gas demand for EU joint purchasing

on 18 January 2023

On 25 January, the Energy Community Secretariat will convene a coordination meeting on joint gas purchasing, gathering high level representatives of the European Commission, the Contracting Parties, gas companies and industrial consumers. The meeting will serve to identify potential gas demand for joint procurement via the EU Energy Platform.

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Information session for potential bidders on procurement of energy equipment for Ukraine

on 16 January 2023

The Energy Community Secretariat is organizing an information session on the upcoming procurement of the equipment necessary to conduct emergency repairs of the Ukrainian energy system under the Energy Community Ukraine Energy Support Fund.

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Applications for Energy Community Summer School 2023 now open!

on 16 January 2023

Applications are now open to join our 2023 Energy Community Summer School. The Summer School offers a unique opportunity for up to 48 postgraduate students and young professionals to gain an in-depth knowledge of the energy transition in its full complexity and provide them with a platform for exchange and shaping the sector’s future. The Summer School will take place from 19 to 26 August 2023 at the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Belgrade, Serbia.

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European Commission contributes to Ukraine Energy Support Fund to help keep Ukraine’s power system running

on 13 January 2023

The Ukraine Energy Support Fund will receive a financial donation of EUR five million from the European Commission to help Ukrenergo, the Ukrainian electricity transmission system operator, to deal with the terrible impact of the Russian war against Ukraine’s energy infrastructure. With this support, Ukrenergo will receive the needed equipment to make emergency repairs to the electricity infrastructure damaged by Russian bombing and ensure stable functioning of the power system. The grant agreement between the European Commission and the Energy Community Secretariat was signed on 4 January.

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Ukraine Energy Support Fund: Ministry of Energy approves EUR 107 million package of support requested by Ukraine’s energy companies

on 12 January 2023

Last week, the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine approved support requests by 30 energy companies under the Ukraine Energy Support Fund for the procurement of essential energy equipment at an estimated value of over EUR 107 million. The Ministry’s decision triggered the procurement procedure for the requested items, including power transformers, generators, valves, pumps, pipes, oil transformers, surge arresters, batteries, disconnectors, wires, insulators and circuit breakers, to be conducted by an independent procurement agent.

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The Kingdom of Spain supports Ukraine in maintaining stable supply of energy to its citizens through the Ukraine Energy Support Fund 

on 11 January 2023

The Spanish Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge made a contribution of EUR 4.5 million to the Ukraine Energy Support Fund to be disbursed by the Energy Community Secretariat to the benefit of Ukrainian energy companies through the Ukraine Energy Support Fund. It thereby contributes to the support provided by other European governments to the energy sector of Ukraine and its citizens exposed to the impact of the Russian war during this winter.

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Ukraine adopts Gas Storage Certification Law

on 3 January 2023

On 29 December, the President of Ukraine signed the Gas Storage Certification Law. Certification of gas storage system operators is a key element of the Gas Storage Regulation adopted by the Ministerial Council in October 2022.  The mechanism strengthens security of gas supply in the Energy Community Contracting Parties and EU Member States. 

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Latvenergo AS provides support for the restoration of the Ukrainian energy system

on 2 January 2023

On 30 December 2022, a three-phase 110 kV transformer donated by Latvenergo was successfully received in Ukraine and will be used to restore the Ukrainian power system after the Russian military attacks. Latvenergo AS successfully cooperated with the State Fire and Rescue Service and international institutions – the Energy Community Secretariat and the European Union Emergency Response Coordination Centre – to ensure the delivery of the transformer to Ukraine.

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Ukrainian President signs laws on VAT/tax duty exemption for donations of emergency energy equipment under the umbrella of the Energy Community

on 30 December 2022

Yesterday, the Ukrainian President signed the Law on amending the Customs Code and the Law on amending the Tax Code of Ukraine in order to encourage donation efforts and help rebuild the energy infrastructure of Ukraine. Following the Laws’ entry into force, donations of emergency energy equipment, materials and other items arriving in Ukraine under the umbrella of the Energy Community will be exempt from VAT and other taxes. The legal changes were initiated particularly to cover the equipment procured under the Ukraine Energy Support Fund.

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CEER and ECRB publish flagship report on quality of energy supply in Europe

on 22 December 2022

The Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER) and the Energy Community Regulatory Board (ECRB) publish today the 7th Benchmarking Report on the Quality of Electricity and Gas Supply, a key document identifying good regulatory practices on the quality of supply in electricity and gas grids that help to safeguard European consumers from energy cuts.

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Energy Community Secretariat follows closely possible impacts of explosion on gas transit via Ukraine

on 20 December 2022

The Secretariat was alerted about a huge explosion at the Urengoy – Pomary – Uzhgorod pipeline in Russia’s Vurnar district of Chuvashia. This is the main pipeline supplying Europe with Russian gas. The Secretariat was informed by the Gas Transmission System Operator of Ukraine (GTSOUA) that transit via Ukraine remains unaffected for the time being and will continue to stay in close contact with transmission system operator.

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Secretariat to mediate between Ministry of Environment of Kosovo* and KelKos in dispute over hydropower plants in the Deçani gorge

Environment
on 20 December 2022

Upon requests of the parties, the Secretariat will mediate a dispute which has arisen between the Ministry of Environment, Spatial Planning and Infrastructure of Kosovo* and the Austrian hydropower investor KelKos. The dispute concerns the three hydropower projects on the Deçan river, Lumbardhi II, Belaja and Deçani, which were in operation until 2021 when the operational permits were suspended by a Supreme Court ruling based on environmental grounds. While the Constitutional Court recently declared that ruling unconstitutional, the final decision on the validity of the permits is still pending. 

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Georgia becomes first Contracting Party to start using electronic registry for guarantees of origin for renewables developed under Energy Community project

Renewable energy
on 20 December 2022

The Georgian State Electrosystem became the first issuing body to sign an agreement with the service provider on the go-live of the national electronic registry for guarantees of origin for energy from renewable sources. Guarantees of origin allow consumers to choose the origin of their energy and in that way empower them to contribute to the energy transition. They are also key for enabling corporate Power Purchase Agreements.

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The EU  supports an efficient and competitive electricity market establishment in Georgia

on 19 December 2022

On 15-16 December 2022, two workshops on assessing the progress in transposition and implementation of the EU acquis in Georgia, as provided by the Energy Community Treaty and bilateral agreements/partnerships with the EU, were held under the EU Energy Governance Project.

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Regulators from across Europe and the Mediterranean region kick-start initiative on sustainable empowerment, security of energy supply and interoperability of the systems

on 19 December 2022

A well-attended trilateral workshop on sustainable empowerment, security of energy supply and interoperability of the systems in Vienna attracted participants from three regulatory organisations. The event kicked off a larger initiative within the framework of a long-term cooperation between the Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER), the Energy Community Regulatory Board (ECRB) and the Association of Mediterranean Energy Regulators (MEDREG).

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Kosovo* adopts Law on Environmental Impact Assessment

Environment
on 16 December 2022

Yesterday, the Kosovo* National Assembly adopted the Law on Environmental Impact Assessment. The Law will strengthen environmental protection in Kosovo* by ensuring that projects that have significant impacts on the environment are granted building permits only after their assessment has been carried out and suitable mitigation measures put in place. 

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Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action of Germany contributes nearly EUR 100 million to Ukraine Energy Support Fund

on 16 December 2022

The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action of Germany has announced a EUR 99,5  million contribution to the Ukraine Energy Support Fund. The grant agreement was signed today between the Energy Community Secretariat and the German Development Bank KfW. The bank was commissioned by the Ministry to implement the agreement on behalf of the German Government.

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Energy Community Ministerial Council adopts ambitious 2030 energy and climate targets and electricity market package

on 15 December 2022

The Energy Community Ministerial Council adopted 2030 targets to reduce primary and final energy consumption, accelerate the uptake of renewables and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to achieve climate neutrality by 2050 at its meeting in Vienna today under the presidency-in-office of Ukraine. The Ministers also adopted a new electricity package that will enable full market integration of Energy Community Contracting Parties into the European market, based on the principle of reciprocity, that will support the large-scale integration of renewables and coal-phase out. They also discussed coordinating measures to secure energy supplies and address the impacts of the price surge.

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EBRD and Energy Community Secretariat to strengthen cooperation in support of Ukraine

on 14 December 2022

The EBRD and Energy Community Secretariat are strengthening their joint emergency support for Ukraine’s energy sector. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was agreed on the margins of the international donors’ conference “Standing With The Ukrainian People” in Paris. 

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Germany contributes to Ukraine Energy Support Fund

on 14 December 2022

The German Federal Foreign Office has announced a contribution of EUR 30 million for emergency energy equipment and support to the Ukraine Energy Support Fund.

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Ukraine energy equipment: Invitation to register on the prospective service and equipment supplier database

on 13 December 2022

The Ukraine Energy Support Fund provides for the procurement of vital emergency energy equipment needed for the stable operation of the energy system of Ukraine on the basis of requests by Ukrainian energy companies. The Secretariat invites potential suppliers of items and/or services to present their portfolio and submit unsolicited offers.

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Secretariat to cooperate with Ukrenergo in seeking recovery of energy infrastructure damages caused by Russia’s attacks

on 13 December 2022

As of 10 October 2022, Russia has been deliberately shelling Ukraine’s energy infrastructure in a series of missile and drone attacks whose consequences are still unfolding. Ukrenergo, the Ukrainian electricity transmission system operator, has incurred probably the most severe damages, as its transmission lines, power stations and dispatch centres have been particularly targetted. As of November 2022, the damage inflicted on Ukrenergo alone was estimated at more than EUR 2 billion. The estimations do not include the damage caused by the latest attacks on energy infrastructure.

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EU supports Georgia in boosting its renewable energy potential

EU4ENERGY
on 9 December 2022

On 9 December, in Tbilisi, the Energy Community Secretariat, with the support of the EU, under the umbrella of the EU4Energy project (phase II), brought together Georgian stakeholders for the Workshop to discuss establishing a conducive renewables legal framework.

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USAID and Secretariat exchange views on power market integration and support to Ukraine

Electricity
on 8 December 2022

On 7 December, representatives of USAID regional offices based in the Contracting Parties visited the premises of the Energy Community Secretariat. The USAID delegation was led by Lisa Magno, Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator, Europe and Eurasia Bureau. The meeting focused on further integration of the power markets in the Energy Community and the emergency support provided to Ukraine, as well as support to other Contracting Parties in modernizing their energy sectors in line with the acquis communautaire and the European Green Deal.

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Annual Implementation Report 2022: Energy reforms advance despite war

on 7 December 2022

Ahead of the Energy Community Ministerial Council on 15 December, the Energy Community Secretariat published its Annual Implementation Report which tracks the Contracting Parties’ progress in implementing the Energy Community acquis.

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Energy Community Parliamentary Plenum: Members of Parliament discuss response to high energy prices and security of supply concerns

on 6 December 2022

In the lead up to next week’s Ministerial Council, Parliamentarians of the Energy Community Contracting Parties and the European Parliament exchanged views on the most pressing issues in the context of the ongoing war in Ukraine, concerns about security of energy supply and the unprecedented rise in energy prices. The Parliamentary Plenum meeting was chaired by Inna Sovsun, Chair of Subcommittee on European Integration and Member of the Committee on Energy of Verkhovna Rada on behalf of the Ukrainian Presidency of the Energy Community 2022. Morten Petersen, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy of the European Parliament delivered opening remarks.

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Moldova’s Energocom signs electricity supply agreement with the MGRES power plant

Electricity
on 5 December 2022

The Secretariat welcomes the agreement reached between Energocom, the public electricity trader of Moldova, and the Denstrovsk Power Plant (MGRES) on electricity supply for the month of December, and potentially beyond. The Moldovan gas supplier Moldovagaz will supply gas to MGRES for the production of electricity. In these difficult times of winter, this arrangement will allow customers everywhere in Moldova to have access to electricity at affordable prices.

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EU4ENERGY supports Moldova on the way to advance electricity market integration with the European Union

EU4ENERGY
on 2 December 2022

On 2 December, EU4ENERGY brought together key electricity stakeholders in Moldova to discuss how the country can participate in the European inter-transmission system operator compensation (ITC) mechanism in order to take full advantage of the synchronization of its power system with Continental Europe and transpose and implement Regulation (EU) 838/2010 as required under its membership of the Energy Community. The successful joining of the ITC Mechanism will bring the country’s transmission system operator closer to European ENTSO-E standards and advance market integration with the European Union.

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Director Lorkowski meets new Energy Minister of Serbia

on 1 December 2022

Yesterday, Director Lorkowski met Serbia’s newly appointed Minister of Mining and Energy, Dubravka Đedović, in Belgrade. The discussion focussed on cooperation between Serbia and the Secretariat to advance the country’s energy transition and reforms in line with the acquis as well as energy security and affordability.  

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Renewable Energy Coordination Group outlines how to solve the energy crisis with more renewables

Renewable energy
on 1 December 2022

The Energy Community Secretariat brought together representatives of ministries and institutions dealing with renewables in the Contracting Parties under the umbrella of the Renewable Energy Coordination Group. The group expressed support for the adoption of 2030 climate and energy targets at the December Ministerial Council meeting in Vienna and discussed short-term measures to boost the use of renewables in order to tackle the current energy crisis. The speeding-up of the permit-granting procedures for renewables projects, best practices on creating an enabling framework for corporate power purchase agreements and self-consumption schemes were in focus.

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EU4Energy supports Moldova in strengthening its energy labeling framework

EU4ENERGY
on 30 November 2022

On 30 November, representatives of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Regional Development (MIDR), Energy Efficiency Agency, State Inspectorate for non-Food Products Surveillance and Consumer Protection, together with the EU Delegation to Moldova and Energy Community Secretariat experts, discussed the transposition and implementation of the newest EU energy labelling regulations in Moldova. The new energy labels, scheduled to be adopted at the December Energy Community Ministerial Council in Vienna, will enable consumers to make better informed choices about their purchases, helping them to lower their energy bills and supporting the country’s decarbonization goals.

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  • Moldova Moldova
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Ukraine energy equipment: information session on procurement opportunities for potential bidders

on 30 November 2022

The Energy Community Secretariat together with the World Bank is organizing an information session on the upcoming procurement of the equipment necessary to conduct emergency repairs of the Ukrainian power transmission system under the Energy Community Ukraine Energy Support Fund and the World Bank Multi-Donor Trust Fund. 

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
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EU4ENERGY provides capacity building to Ukrainian authorities on wholesale energy markets integrity and transparency

EU4ENERGY
on 25 November 2022

The Energy Community Secretariat initiated a series of capacity building workshops for Ukrainian stakeholders on Regulation (EU) 1227/2011 on wholesale energy market integrity and transparency (REMIT). This technical assistance was launched in response to the request from Ukrainian authorities that are finalizing the draft Law on Amendments to Certain Laws of Ukraine on Prevention of Abuse in Wholesale Energy Markets (#5322), the initial version of which was developed under EU4Energy (Phase I).

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
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Just transition and energy crisis in focus at the annual meeting of the Initiative for coal regions in transition in the Western Balkans and Ukraine

on 25 November 2022

The annual meeting of the Initiative for coal regions in transition in the Western Balkans and Ukraine took place on 22 – 23 November 2022 in Brussels. The event gathered representatives of public authorities, international organisations, energy sectors, civil society and trade unions to discuss key issues currently facing coal regions, including coal phase-out policy challenges linked to the ongoing energy crisis and Russia’s war on Ukraine and financing implications on the just transition. The Secretariat was represented by the Director – Artur Lorkowski and Head of the European Green Deal Unit – Adam Cwetsch. 

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Moldova’s gas supply under threat 

on 23 November 2022

In spite of fulfilling its payment obligations, Moldova is under threat of being cut off from Russian gas supplies. Gazprom has made unsubstantiated claims that a third party - Ukraine - is decreasing the actual quantities needed for Moldova. All these claims are false as Ukraine’s gas transmission system operator is performing its transit obligations for months in spite of the war conditions. It is another example of the unreliability of the Russian supplier and the use of gas supplies as blackmail.

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  • Moldova Moldova
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Security of gas supply: Secretariat adopts filling trajectory to reach 2023 gas storage target

on 17 November 2022

As called for by Ministerial Council Decision on the adoption of the Regulation on Gas Storage in the Energy Community, the Secretariat adopted the filling trajectory and respective intermediate targets to ensure that Contracting Parties with underground gas storage facilities, namely Serbia and Ukraine, reach the mandatory target of 90% by 1 November 2023.

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Energy Community at COP27

on 16 November 2022

The Energy and Climate Committee met in the EU Pavilion on the side-lines of COP27 in Sherm-el-Sheik. The meeting, co-hosted by the Secretariat, brought together the European Commission, represented by Ditte Juul Jørgensen, Director-General – DG ENER, Cristina Lobillo Borrero, Director of Energy Platform Task Force - DG ENER and Diana Acconcia, Director of International Affairs and Climate Finance – DG CLIMA, officials of the Contracting Parties and civil society organizations represented by CAN Europe.

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Ukraine Energy Support Fund: UK provides significant funding to help repair Ukraine’s damaged energy infrastructure

on 14 November 2022

The Ukraine Energy Support Fund will receive a financial donation from the Government of the United Kingdom. The agreement to transfer the first £5 million of the UK’s £10 million commitment to the Fund was signed today. The support will be used to purchase vital emergency energy equipment to repair critical energy infrastructure damaged by Russian attacks.

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
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Joint appeal to ramp up emergency energy equipment donations to Ukraine

on 7 November 2022

European Commissioner for Energy, Kadri Simson, Minister of Energy of Ukraine, German Galushchenko and Energy Community Secretariat Director Director, Artur Lorkowski, have launched a joint appeal to ramp up emergency equipment donations to Ukraine.

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
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Berlin Process Summit: Western Balkan leaders agree to strengthen regional cooperation on energy security and the green transition

on 4 November 2022

At the Berlin Summit, Western Balkan leaders adopted a seminal Declaration on Energy Security and Green Transition, underlining their commitment to the European Green Deal and enhanced regional cooperation in the process of transforming their energy sectors. The Declaration envisages that these commitments will be further conceptualized, supported and monitored in the framework of the Energy Community and are aligned with the European Green Deal. Donors and international financial institutions were invited to streamline their financial support to the policies, measures and actions set out in the national energy and climate plans to be endorsed by the Energy Community Secretariat and adopted by the end of 2023. The Summit was attended by Director Lorkowksi and Deputy Director Buschle.

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  • Albania Albania
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • North Macedonia North Macedonia
  • Kosovo Kosovo
  • Montenegro Montenegro
  • Serbia Serbia
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Secretariat launches dispute settlement procedure against Bosnia and Herzegovina for breaching Large Combustion Plants Directive in the case of Tuzla 4 and Kakanj 5

on 28 October 2022

Today, the Secretariat sent an Opening Letter to Bosnia and Herzegovina to address its breach of the Large Combustion Plants Directive in the case of the two thermal power plants  Tuzla 4 and Kakanj 5, which continue to operate despite the expiry of their limited lifetime derogation period (also known as „opt-out”). Operation after the derogation period ends has negative impact on citizens in Bosnia and Herzegovina as air pollution is responsible for severe health and environmental damage.

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Director Lorkowski visits Kyiv to strengthen Secretariat’s support for Ukraine

on 21 October 2022

During his week-long mission to Kyiv, Director Lorkowski met with representatives of the Ukrainian government and energy sector stakeholders to discuss immediate actions to ensure the stability of Ukraine’s energy system during wartime while continuing the reform process under the Energy Community Treaty. Director Lorkowski pledged to redouble the Secretariat’s efforts to support Ukraine, including by strengthening donor coordination activities and advancing the country’s post-war energy transition in line with 2050 decarbonisation goals.

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
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Secretariat to support Ukraine in green post-war transition

on 20 October 2022

Director Lorkowski discussed the green transition of Ukraine’s energy sector with First Deputy Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine Ruslan Grechanyk and Deputy Minister Svitlana Grinchuk today in Kyiv.

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
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Stepping up support for Ukraine: Director Lorkowski meets Energy Minister Galushchenko in Kyiv

on 20 October 2022

During his mission to Kyiv, Director Lorkowski met with the Minister of Energy of Ukraine, German Galushchenko. The discussions centred on strengthening the Energy Community Secretariat’s support for Ukraine. The mission took place against the backdrop of intensified Russian attacks targeting the country’s civilian energy infrastructure.

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
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Call for applications: Journalism workshop on communicating the energy transition

on 17 October 2022

The Secretariat is committed to advancing the energy transition in the Energy Community Contracting Parties. Accurate and fact-based reporting on issues surrounding the energy transition as well as creating positive narratives are important factors in facilitating the social acceptance of the energy transition. To prepare journalists to cover the energy transition with greater knowledge and skill, the Energy Community Secretariat is now accepting applications for a journalism training workshop to be held on 14 December in Vienna.

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First shipment of emergency repair equipment after new wave of attacks on civil energy infrastructure departs for Ukraine

on 13 October 2022

Two trucks loaded with urgently needed equipment for the repair of Ukraine’s energy infrastructure donated by the MOL Group left Százhalombatta, Hungary. The materials, valued at ca. EUR 135.000, include pipes, valves, cables, insulators, welding electrodes and more. The shipment was coordinated by the Energy Community Secretariat’s Ukraine Support Task Force, which was on site at the Danube Refinery during the loading of the goods together with representatives of MOL and the Embassy of Ukraine in Budapest.

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
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Energy Community joins discussions at informal meeting of EU Energy Ministers in Prague

on 12 October 2022

Energy Community Contracting Parties and Director Lorkowski attended the informal meeting of EU Energy Ministers today. During a special session dedicated to exchanges between the Contracting Parties and EU Member States, Ministers discussed energy security, winter preparedness and high energy prices against the backdrop of the ongoing war in Ukraine, the decreasing supply of Russian gas to Europe and the related energy crisis.

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Energy Community adopts Gas Storage Regulation to strengthen security of supply

on 11 October 2022

The Ministerial Council of the Energy Community has adopted by written procedure the Gas Storage Regulation. The new rules require those Contracting Parties that have storages, notably Serbia and Ukraine, to fill them to at least 80% of capacity. Contracting Parties without underground gas storages but with gas in their energy mix are required to ensure that their market participants have in place arrangements in Contracting Parties and/or Member States with those facilities.

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Ukraine’s energy infrastructure under attack

on 10 October 2022

Ukraine’s energy infrastructure has suffered major damage in the latest wave of Russian attacks. According to reports, 11 energy facilities were damaged in 8 regions of Ukraine and the city of Kyiv. Thermal power plants are offline and substations, transformer stations and distribution lines around the country have been destroyed. Power outages were reported in several regions. 

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
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Security of supply tops the agenda at Energy Community Gas Forum

on 7 October 2022

This week’s Energy Community Gas Forum focused on the state of play of the Energy Community Contracting Parties’ preparedness for this winter and the security of supply situation in the region. In view of the tight gas supply situation, the Forum discussed concrete mitigation measures in case of a prolonged halt of Russian supplies and underlined the need to step up cooperation and coordination between Energy Community Contracting Parties and EU Member States, as underlined in the recently published SEEGAS study. This includes the swift application of the EU’s Network Codes at border points and the prompt signing of interconnection agreements between Energy Community Contracting Parties and EU Member States.

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Secretariat opens case against Bosnia and Herzegovina for diesel toll exemption

on 5 October 2022

Today, the Secretariat opened dispute settlement procedures against Bosnia and Herzegovina for the exemption from the payment of toll for diesel fuel used by mines and thermal power plants for the production process and used to drive railway vehicles. The toll exemption has never been notified to and approved by the State Aid Council and exemptions constituting State aid are granted year after year since 2010. Therefore, the Secretariat took the preliminary view that Bosnia and Herzegovina infringed the Treaty by not effectively ensuring implementation of the State aid prohibition.

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  • Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Energy Community Gas Forum: Ukraine ready to transport needed gas quantities to Moldova

on 4 October 2022

Discussions on security of gas supply and winter preparedness took center stage at today’s Energy Community Gas Forum in Ljubljana. The situation in Moldova was in particular focus due the Russian Federation’s recent announcement to reduce gas transit quantities from the contractual quantity of 8.1 mcm/d to 5,7 mcm/d as of 1 October 2022 and the country’s unique vulnerability in such a case. The Transmission System Operator of Ukraine confirmed that Ukraine was ready to transport the quantities required by Moldova.

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  • Moldova Moldova
  • Ukraine Ukraine
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Energy Community DSOs deliver recommendations to ensure safe and reliable operation during crisis

Electricity
on 4 October 2022

Electricity distribution networks form a critical part of local energy systems with distribution system operators (DSOs) charged with ensuring reliable electricity supply, which is delivered in a safe and secure way. Following the Covid-19 crisis, DSOs are again under increased financial stress as they face high electricity purchase costs without the possibility of their recovery though network tariffs. In a position paper published today, Energy Community electricity DSOs call on national regulatory authorities to amend the rules and procedures for distribution tariff setting in order to ensure they can react adequately to rapidly changing developments on the electricity market.

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Moldova adopts Law on Industrial Emissions

on 4 October 2022

At its plenary session of 30 September 2022, the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova adopted the Law on Industrial Emissions. This is an important step in ensuring compliance with the requirements of integrated permitting and the application of the concept of the best available techniques, as well as the introduction of compliant emission limit values for large combustion plants beyond 2028.

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  • Moldova Moldova
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SEEGAS report sets out measures to mitigate gas supply risks in case of Russian gas disruption

on 30 September 2022

In a time of increased instability due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Energy Community Contracting Parties and EU Member States face the risk of gas supply disruptions and skyrocketing energy prices. Taking into account the urgency of ensuring the energy security of consumers in preparation for winter, the Energy Community Secretariat outlines concrete measures to mitigate gas supply risks through more efficient usage of existing gas infrastructure and new supply routes in a report published today under the “SEEGAS Initiative”.

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Energy security in focus at Belgrade Oil Forum

on 29 September 2022

Opening the Energy Community Oil Forum in Belgrade, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Mining and Energy of Serbia, Prof Dr Zorana Mihajlovic, underlined the importance of supplier diversification, a well-functioning energy market and infrastructure as well as regional cooperation under the Energy Community as critical for ensuring security of energy supply.

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EU4Energy supports Moldova in establishing the day-ahead electricity market 

EU4ENERGY
on 27 September 2022

On 27 September, representatives of the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure, the National Agency for Energy Regulation, Moldelectrica and Energocom (as acting Central Electricity Buyer), together with the EU Delegation to Moldova and Energy Community Secretariat experts, discussed the implementation of the day-ahead market (DAM) in Moldova, supported by the EU4Energy Governance Project. The establishment of the DAM is a crucial step to develop the country’s electricity market in compliance with Moldova’s obligations within the framework of the Moldova–European Union Association Agreement and the Energy Community Treaty, especially in the context of early synchronization with ENTSO-E and enabling deeper cooperation with Ukraine. 

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  • Moldova Moldova
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Secretariat withdraws Reasoned Request against Serbia after transposition of electricity connection codes

on 20 September 2022

On 14 July 2022, the Secretariat had submitted a Reasoned Request to the Ministerial Council under Article 91 of the Treaty concerning failure to transpose the so-called Connection Network Codes, incorporated in the Energy Community in 2018. Over the summer, namely on 25 August 2022 and 8 September 2022, the Government of Serbia adopted the network codes transposing the Energy Community’s Connection Network Codes on national level. This rectifies the breach identified in the Secretariat’s Reasoned Request. The Secretariat hence decided to withdraw its Reasoned Request.

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  • Serbia Serbia
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EU4Energy supports Georgia’s energy security

EU4ENERGY
on 13 September 2022

On 13 September, the representatives of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia (MoESD), the Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission (GNERC), the electricity transmission system operator - JSC Georgian State Electro system (GSE) and the Electricity Market Operator (ESCO) met with experts of the Energy Community Secretariat to discuss how to boost the country’s security of electricity supply ahead of the upcoming winter season. The Workshop took place on the premises of GSE in Tbilisi and focused on finalising the Risk Preparedness Plan, prepared under the EU4Energy Project (Phase II), aiming to identify and categorise the potential risks for the security of supply in the electricity sector of Georgia and define national, regional and bilateral measures to be planned or taken to prevent, prepare for and mitigate electricity crises.

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  • Moldova Moldova
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Ukraine Energy Support Fund: Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA) provides financial support for Ukraine’s energy sector

on 6 September 2022

The Ukraine Energy Support Fund will receive a financial donation from the Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA) under an agreement signed yesterday between the Association, the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine and the Energy Community Secretariat. The donation will be used to purchase vital emergency energy equipment and fuels to ease the hardship of Ukrainian people in anticipation of the most challenging winter in decades.

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
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Secretariat opens dispute settlement case against Serbia for lack of availability of interconnection capacity at two interconnection lines

on 6 September 2022

Since December 2020, KOSTT, the electricity transmission system operator (TSO) of Kosovo*, operates a single bidding zone and control area within the system of Continental Europe. However, at the interconnection lines between Niš and Kosova B and between Kruševac and Podujeva, Serbia’s TSO EMS has not agreed with KOSTT on a mechanism to set the net transfer capacity (NTC), nor has it determined any value for the available interconnection capacity. Therefore, the value of the NTC at these interconnection lines amounts to zero, which effectively prevents trade.

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  • Serbia Serbia
  • Kosovo Kosovo
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Energy Community set to adopt ambitions 2030 energy and climate targets at December Ministerial Council

on 1 September 2022

The Energy Community Ministerial Council is expected to adopt 2030 energy and climate targets at its meeting on 15 December 2022 in Vienna under the presidency-in-office of Ukraine. The adoption of the targets is essential to put the Energy Community Contracting Parties on a path towards achieving climate neutrality of their economies by 2050 and decreasing dependence on fossil fuels in the shorter term.

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North Macedonia becomes first Contracting Party to donate emergency energy equipment to Ukraine

on 31 August 2022

North Macedonia has become the first Energy Community Contracting Party to donate emergency energy equipment to Ukraine. Six electricity transformers given in-kind by the distribution system operator Elektrodistribucija DOOEL, a daughter company of EVN North Macedonia, were delivered to Ukraine. The delivery of the shipment was coordinated by the Secretariat’s Ukraine Support Task Force.

 

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
  • North Macedonia North Macedonia
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Secretariat calls for clear roadmap for day-ahead electricity market launch in Georgia

Electricity
on 30 August 2022

The Energy Community Secretariat expresses concern over the further postponement of the day-ahead, balancing and ancillary services markets establishment in Georgia.

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  • Georgia Georgia
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The Secretariat provides guidelines to tackle energy poverty

on 29 August 2022

Effectively tackling the multifaceted challenge of energy poverty has become more urgent than ever.  Rapidly rising energy prices and inflation have pushed more people into energy poverty and worsened their living standards. This is a growing concern in particular for the Energy Community Contracting Parties where citizens already suffer from energy poverty. The recommendations published today by the Secretariat are designed to assist the Contracting Parties in putting in place targeted policies and measures to tackle energy poverty.  

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Moldova takes decisive steps to strengthen gas market resilience ahead of challenging winter

Gas
on 1 August 2022

On 29 July, the Moldovan Parliament adopted amendments to the existing Law on natural gas in order to address scarcity and price volatility in the gas market and enhance its preparedness in case of a potential gas supply disruption. For the first time, Moldovan operators will be permitted to store natural gas in neighboring Energy Community or EU countries and harmonized entry-exit tariffs will facilitate cross-border gas flows. The new amendments also enable the Moldovan energy regulator to “force” the unbundling and certification of transmission systems operators under the independent system operator model.

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  • Moldova Moldova
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Certification under the Third Energy Package refused for a second time to the Georgian electricity and gas TSOs 

on 21 July 2022

By decisions of 7 July 2022 the Georgian regulatory authority GNERC refused certification of Georgian State Electrosystem (GSE) and Georgian Gas Transportation Company (GGTC), the Georgian electricity and gas transmission system operators. It gave both TSOs a deadline to comply with the conditions from the Final Decisions by 1 August 2022 and to notify GNERC of fulfilling those conditions by 8 August 2022.

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  • Georgia Georgia
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Secretariat opens dispute settlement procedures against Kosovo*, North Macedonia and Serbia for lack of transposition of acquis

on 18 July 2022

On 14 July 2022, the Secretariat initiated dispute settlement procedures against three Contracting Parties by submitting Reasoned Requests to the Ministerial Council. The cases concern Serbia for not transposing the Connection Network Codes (Case ECS-3/22), North Macedonia for not transposing the REMIT Regulation (Case ECS-4/22) and Kosovo* for not transposing the Environmental Impact Assessment Directive (Case ECS-5/22), in line with the deadlines foreseen by the Energy Community acquis.

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  • Serbia Serbia
  • Kosovo Kosovo
  • North Macedonia North Macedonia
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Informal Ministerial Council concludes negotiations on 2030 energy and climate targets

on 13 July 2022

Ministers responsible for energy and climate concluded negotiations on the level of 2030 targets for energy efficiency, renewables and greenhouse gas emission reduction at the Informal Energy Community Ministerial Council on 8 July in Baden, Austria, under the presidency-in-office of Ukraine.

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Energy Community power system can support at least 30 GW of renewables without additional investments into flexibility

on 12 July 2022

As the energy transition advances in the Energy Community Contracting Parties, the share of power generation from variable renewables such as wind and solar will increase manyfold. The Energy Community power system with currently planned investments until 2030 can integrate as much as 30 GW of variable renewables without additional investments into flexibility sources, reveals an Energy Community study published today. Higher levels of variable renewables will require a more flexible power system to balance supply with demand, but investments will be substantially lower if existing cross-border infrastructure is better utilized and short-term electricity markets are operational and coupled with the EU.

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Just Transition Forum calls for ambitious 2030 energy and climate targets and inclusive policies to advance the clean energy transition

on 11 July 2022

Today, over 150 stakeholders gathered at the Just Transition Forum in Sarajevo and online to discuss the best ways for the Energy Community Contracting Parties to embrace a just energy transition by designing climate and energy policies that are fair and inclusive. The Forum underlined the importance of ambitious and credible energy and climate targets for 2030, underpinned by National Energy and Climate Plans to guide the delivery of long-term policy objectives, based on stakeholder consultation and engagement in the preparation of the plans. The Forum gathered representatives of national, regional and local governments of the Energy Community Contracting Parties, high-level officials as well as representatives of civil society, academia, international organisations, trade unions and youth.

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Energy Transition Tracker: Energy Community Contracting Parties advance on energy transition

on 6 July 2022

The Energy Transition Tracker published today points to positive trends in terms of progress made by all nine Energy Community Contracting Parties in reducing electricity production from coal and boosting renewables. Coal-based electricity production dropped in all Contracting Parties, diving to a five-year low and an average decrease of 13% from 2020 to 2021, while carbon emissions from fossil fuels fell by 11%. The share of renewables in the generation mix grew, with 979 MW of solar photovoltaic and 611 MW of wind added, while biomass capacity grew 2,5 times.

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Guarantee for the Tuzla 7 coal power plant found to be illegal State aid

on 4 July 2022

On 29 June 2022, the State Aid Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina annulled its decision from 2018 where it found that a guarantee granted by the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina in favour of the Export-Import Bank of China for a loan by the latter to the public utility Elektroprivreda BiH d.d. Sarajevo for the Tuzla 7 coal power plant project does not constitute State aid. Following the argumentation by the Secretariat in an infringement case against Bosnia and Herzegovina (Case ECS-10/18), the State Aid Council now decided that the guarantee constitutes illegal State aid which the Federation’s Ministry of Finance is obliged to recover.

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SEEGAS sets out possible measures to mitigate gas supply risks in case of Russian gas disruption

Gas
on 3 July 2022

The Energy Community held its fourth South-East European Gas (SEEGAS) Joint Steering Committee meeting in Vienna on 30 June and 1 July. Participants agreed that the risks of a Russian gas supply disruption in the region can only be addressed through further market integration and the harmonisation of market rules, as well as trading and post-trading structures on regional gas exchanges. The meeting focused on how to fast-track the integration of gas infrastructure and markets in central, southern and eastern Europe. In order to react to the ongoing gas crisis effectively, the meeting was joined by representatives from the European Commission, ACER, EBRD, USAID, ENTSOG, Europex and EFET. 

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Secretariat to support application of harmonized and efficient rules on cross-border trade following start of commercial exchanges of electricity with Ukraine

Electricity
on 27 June 2022

Following the emergency synchronisation of the Ukraine/Moldova power systems with Continental Europe on 16 March 2022, the Energy Community Secretariat welcomes the implementation of the pre-conditions set by the transmission system operators (TSOs) of Continental Europe for allowing commercial exchanges on the interconnections with Ukraine and the gradual start of commercial exchanges on 30 June. The Energy Community Secretariat supports the work of the TSOs and the national regulatory authorities (NRAs) in ensuring harmonised and efficient allocation and use of cross-border capacity.  

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
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Dedicated webinar explores need for gender disaggregated data in the energy sector

on 26 June 2022

On 23 June, representatives from the European Commission, the International Energy Agency (IEA), the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Engie Impact, E-Control, the European Institute of Energy Equality (EIGE) and the Energy Community Secretariat gathered to raise awareness of the importance of gender disaggregated data in the energy sector. Gender-disaggregated data is needed to advance gender equality and diversity in the energy sector in order to produce a swifter and more inclusive energy transition, boosting innovation and accelerating the attainment of multiple Sustainable Development Goals.

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Statement of Director Lorkowski on the European Council’s decision regarding EU membership applications of Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia

on 23 June 2022

I sincerely welcome yesterday’s decision of the European Council to grant EU candidate status to Ukraine and Moldova and set forth a clear EU perspective for Georgia.

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  • Georgia Georgia
  • Moldova Moldova
  • Ukraine Ukraine
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EU4Energy supports Moldova and Ukraine in implementation of the ITC Mechanism 

EU4ENERGY
on 23 June 2022

On 24 June 2022, the national regulatory authorities of the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine (ANRE and NEURC), transmission system operators (Moldelectrica and Ukrenergo), the European Commission (DG Energy and the Support Group to Ukraine) and Energy Community Secretariat experts discussed how to ensure fair compensation to transmission system operators for the costs of hosting cross-border flows of electricity, known as the ITC Mechanism. This is important for ensuring the continuity of electricity market integration of Moldova and Ukraine with the Continental Europe power system following the emergency synchronization of the two countries. The technical assistance is implemented in the framework of the EU4Energy Governance Project.

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  • Moldova Moldova
  • Ukraine Ukraine
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Kosovo and Serbia adopt roadmap to implement Energy Agreements

Electricity
on 21 June 2022

Following the EU-facilitated dialogue, Kosovo* and Serbia agreed on a roadmap for implementation of the Energy Agreements of 2013 and 2015.

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  • Kosovo Kosovo
  • Serbia Serbia
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Energy and Climate Committee advances negotiations on 2030 energy and climate targets

on 20 June 2022

The 9th Energy and Climate Committee met on 20 June in Vienna to negotiate the 2030 energy and climate targets for the Energy Community Contracting Parties. The adoption of 2030 targets is needed to accelerate the clean energy transition and set the countries on the path to decarbonisation by 2050.

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Further steps to support Moldova - Ukraine electricity market integration under EU4Energy

EU4ENERGY
on 16 June 2022

On 17 June 2022, the national regulatory authorities of Moldova and Ukraine (ANRE and NEURC), transmission system operators (Moldelectrica and Ukrenergo), EU Delegation to Moldova, the Support Group to Ukraine and Energy Community Secretariat experts came together to discuss how to advance electricity market integration between the two countries, focussing on the process of unintentional deviations settlement.

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  • Moldova Moldova
  • Ukraine Ukraine
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European and Mediterranean regulators join efforts to accelerate the energy transition

on 14 June 2022

The energy sector is currently facing a major transformation which implies multiple challenges, such as price surge and security of supply concerns and increasing energy poverty as well as many opportunities like digitalisation in light of the Clean Energy Package, as well as the transformation of heating and energy generation to meet decarbonisation goals. These themes were addressed at the workshop jointly organised by the Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER), the Energy Community Regulatory Board (ECRB) and the Association of Mediterranean Energy Regulators (MEDREG) on 15 June 2022 in Vienna.

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Centre for Alleviating Energy Poverty launch event discusses solutions to help energy poor amid rising prices   

on 12 June 2022

Energy poverty is a prevailing problem in the Energy Community Contracting Parties and needs to be placed at the forefront of efforts to ensure a just and inclusive energy transition. Addressing energy poverty is at the centre of the Energy Community’s Just Transition Initiative and the newly created Centre for Alleviating Energy Poverty started its mission to promote solutions for its reduction.

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Energy Community welcomes gradual opening of electricity trade between European Union and Ukraine following emergency synchronization

Electricity
on 7 June 2022

On 7 June, the transmission system operators (TSOs) of Continental Europe responded positively to the request of Ukraine’s TSO Ukrenergo for the gradual opening of commercial electricity exchanges on the interconnections with Ukraine. This follows the emergency synchronization with the network of Continental Europe on 16 March this year. The Regional Group Continental Europe also set the key technical conditions that need to be fulfilled before the commercial exchanges can start.

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
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Director Lorkowski visits Montenegro to discuss energy and climate reforms

on 5 June 2022

On 3 June, Director Lorkowski met with the Deputy Prime Minister for regional development and Minister of Capital Investments of Montenegro, responsible for energy issues, Ervin Ibrahimović. The discussions focussed on the country’s progress in transposing the Clean Energy for all European package, its coal phase-out strategy, efficient and renewable energy deployment and the current situation in the energy market. Director Lorkowski highlighted priorities at the level of the Energy Community, including the adoption of 2030 energy and climate targets and the implementation of the Decarbonisation Roadmap.

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  • Montenegro Montenegro
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Electricity Forum discusses energy transition and electricity trade following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

on 5 June 2022

Over 200 stakeholders discussed how to take advantage of the momentum to accelerate regional electricity market integration and the transition to renewable energy following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the energy price surge at the Energy Community’s biggest annual conference on electricity, which took place in hybrid format on 1 and 2 June.

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Moldova takes decisive step to adhere to European electricity trading standards, market integration with Ukraine moves ahead

Electricity
on 2 June 2022

As of 1 June, the electricity market rules entered into force in Moldova. These rules establish a balancing mechanism that sets a level playing field for all market players and unlocks the potential to utilise the interconnection with Ukraine. This boosts competition and security of supply, mitigating Moldova’s dependence on one dominant electricity source.

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  • Moldova Moldova
  • Ukraine Ukraine
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North Macedonia adopts National Energy and Climate Plan, commits to accelerate energy transition during Secretariat’s visit to Skopje

on 31 May 2022

Director Artur Lorkowski and Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs of North Macedonia, Fatmir Bytyki, agreed to step up cooperation to accelerate the just energy transition during their meeting in Skopje on 31 May. The meeting coincided with the adoption of the final National Energy and Climate Plan by the Government of North Macedonia, following the Secretariat’s recommendations.

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  • North Macedonia North Macedonia
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Nine electronic registries for guarantees of origin are ready to drive renewables uptake in the Energy Community

Renewable energy
on 25 May 2022

Under the regional project launched by the Energy Community Secretariat in January 2022, electronic registries for guarantees of origin have been created for Albania, two entities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo*, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro and Ukraine. All nine registries are ready to go-live following the signing of direct agreements between the Contracting Parties’ issuing bodies and the service provider Grexel. After signing the agreements, two or more Contracting Parties will be able to trade guarantees of origin through the regional system established by the service provider.

 

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Ukraine urgently needs donations of emergency energy equipment

on 24 May 2022

Donations of energy equipment are urgently needed to keep Ukraine's energy infrastructure operational and restore energy supply to hundreds of thousands of families and businesses. The Energy Community Secretariat’s Ukraine Support Task Force (USTF) coordinates first aid shipments of critical specialised energy equipment to Ukraine donated by private companies. 

 

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
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Moldova and Ukraine are on the way of the post-synchronization processes

EU4ENERGY
on 24 May 2022

The Energy Community Secretariat continues supporting Ukraine and Moldova in aligning their legal and regulatory frameworks with EU rules.

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  • Moldova Moldova
  • Ukraine Ukraine
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EU4Energy supports Georgia in transposing new Renewable Energy Directive 2018/2001 into national legislation

EU4ENERGY
on 24 May 2022

On 11 May, Energy Community experts in close cooperation with the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia (MoESD), the Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission (GNERC), the electricity transmission system operator - JSC Georgian State Electrosystem (GSE) and the Electricity Market Operator (ESCO) kicked off EU4Energy technical assistance aimed at supporting Georgia in drafting amendments to the current Law on promotion of energy from renewable sources to transpose Renewables Directive 2018/2001 as adapted and adopted by the 2021 Energy Community Ministerial Council.

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  • Georgia Georgia
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Energy regulator of North Macedonia joins ACER’s electricity working group

on 23 May 2022

On 23 May, the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) and the Energy and Water Services Commission of North Macedonia (ERC) signed an agreement that formalizes ERC’s participation in ACER’s electricity working group. This follows an assessment of the Energy Community Secretariat on compliance of North Macedonia with Third Package requirements in the electricity sector and regulatory independence as well on environmental, competition, climate and renewables performance.

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  • North Macedonia North Macedonia
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Implications of CBAM for Contracting Parties discussed at Energy Community high-level event in Brussels

on 22 May 2022

With the conclusion of the negotiations on the European Commission’s proposal on the carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM) around the corner, the Energy Community brought together key stakeholders to take stock of the opportunities and challenges posed by the implementation of the CBAM instrument. Participants recognized the beneficial role that CBAM could have on incentivizing increased decarbonization efforts and compliance with the Energy Community emission reduction rules.

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Secretariat expresses concern about regulatory uncertainty in Kosovo*

on 22 May 2022

During their mission to Kosovo*, Director Lorkowski, Deputy Director Buschle and Electricity Expert Kllokoqi met the Deputy Prime Minister Besnik Bislimi, Minister of Economy Artane Rizvanolli and Deputy Minister for Environment, Spatial Panning and Infrastructure Linda Cavderbasha. They also held meetings with representatives of the Parliamentary Committee responsible for energy, the Energy Regulatory Office and other energy stakeholders. The discussions focused on the transposition of the Clean Energy for all European Package, the forthcoming Network Codes and Guidelines for electricity, Kosovo*’s Energy Strategy and the National Energy and Climate Plan. The Secretariat committed to support the Kosovan authorities in developing the legal acts necessary for regional market integration and attracting investments in renewables.

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  • Kosovo Kosovo
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EU External Energy Strategy defines Energy Community as instrument for ambitious energy and climate policies and market reforms

on 17 May 2022

Published by the European Commission today, the new EU External Energy Strategy defines the Energy Community as the framework for promoting ambitious energy and climate policies and market reforms. The Strategy is part of the REPowerEU Plan that aims to end the EU's dependence on Russian fossil fuels and tackling the climate crisis and sets out how the EU will work together with its neighbours. 

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Energy Community Parliamentary Plenum debates energy security amidst Russian invasion of Ukraine

on 16 May 2022

Parliamentarians of the Energy Community Contracting Parties and the European Parliament met today in Brussels under the umbrella of the Energy Community Parliamentary Plenum. In the presence of EU Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson, Members of Parliament discussed how to strengthen Europe’s energy security following Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Support for the energy sector of Moldova and Ukraine and enhanced European energy market integration were also discussed.   

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Moldova takes first step towards electricity supply diversification

on 11 May 2022

Moldova’s main electricity supplier, Energocom, has signed a contract with the Ukrainian hydropower producer, Ukrhydroenergo, for supplying around 30% of demand in Moldova for the period from 12 until 31 May 2022.

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  • Moldova Moldova
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Secretariat initiates dispute settlement procedure against Moldova for lack of virtual reverse gas flow

on 11 May 2022

Today, the Secretariat submitted an Opening Letter to Moldova to address its failure to adopt the legal framework necessary for the transmission system operator to effectively offer backhaul capacity. In the Opening Letter, the Secretariat preliminarily concludes that although Moldova transposed the provision of the network code obliging transmission system operators to offer backhaul capacity, it failed to adopt necessary provisions for the customs clearance of such transactions. 

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  • Moldova Moldova
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Secretariat’s task force coordinates delivery of 60 metric tons of critical energy equipment to Ukraine

on 8 May 2022

The Secretariat’s Ukraine Support Task Force is continuously working to keep the lights on in Ukraine during the conditions of war. Cooperating closely with the EU’s Emergency Response Coordination Centre, the Task Force has supported the delivery of more than 60 metric tons of emergency energy equipment donated by companies across Europe.

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
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Energy Community Security of Supply Coordination Group holds emergency talks on gas supplies

on 5 May 2022

The Energy Community Security of Supply Coordination Group assessed possible risks facing each Contracting Party in case of a gas supply disruption from Russia and measures to help soften its impact at yesterday’s emergency meeting. The Group recalled the importance of risk preparedness, diversification of energy supply and necessity to remove any regulatory obstacles hindering the flow of gas. Infrastructure bottlenecks were also discussed.

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Energy Community Secretariat on high-level mission to Moldova

on 5 May 2022

Director Lorkowski and Deputy Director Buschle met the President of Moldova Maia Sandu, the Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilita, and the Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, Andrei Spinu, during their mission to Moldova this week. The discussions focused on practical measures to support Moldova in ensuring electricity supply from Ukraine in the short-term and setting up an internal mechanism enabling efficient cross-border exchanges on a continuous basis with Ukraine and later also with Romania.

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  • Moldova Moldova
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Director Lorkowski on working visit to Albania

on 27 April 2022

Director Lorkowski held meetings with key government representatives and energy stakeholders during his visit to Tirana on 27 and 28 April. The Director discussed the state of energy and climate reforms with Deputy Prime Minister Arben Ahmetaj, Minister of Infrastructure and Energy Belinda Balluku and Minister of Tourism and Environment Mirela Kumbaro. He also met with representatives of the Parliament of Albania and board members of the National Regulatory Authority.

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  • Albania Albania
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Energy Community welcomes Ukrenergo’s observer membership in ENTSO-E

Electricity
on 25 April 2022

Today, Ukrenergo, the Ukrainian transmission system operator, and ENTSO-E, the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity, signed an Observer Membership Agreement. This follows the successful emergency synchronization of the power system of Ukraine with the Continental European power system on 16 March. 

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
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New policy paper highlights need for gender-disaggregated data 

on 25 April 2022

Recent studies have shown that ensuring gender equality in the energy sector is key to social, political, environmental and economic development and gender considerations need to be taken into account in order to advance the energy transition.  Yet women's participation in the energy sector remains underutilized and far from balanced.

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First donation to Ukraine Energy Support Fund ready for disbursement  

on 24 April 2022

Following the signature of a Fiduciary Agreement between the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine, the Secretariat and the Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities of Denmark, the Ukraine Energy Support Fund has received the first donation from the Government of Denmark. The donation will be used to purchase much needed emergency energy equipment, fuels for electricity production and heating and provide other types of support.

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
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Energy and Climate Committee discusses way forward for 2030 targets

on 11 April 2022

The 8th Energy and Climate Committee met on 12 April in Vienna, in the presence of the EU Commissioner for Energy, Kadri Simson. The meeting provided an opportunity for Ministers and Deputy Ministers of Energy Community Contracting Parties to discuss the process for setting 2030 energy and climate targets. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Mining and Energy of Serbia, Zorana Mihajlović, received the Committee’s endorsement as co-chair, joining in this role previously appointed Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine, Olha Stefanishyna.

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First aid shipment of critical specialised energy equipment coordinated by the Secretariat arrives in Ukraine

on 10 April 2022

The first shipment of emergency equipment to help repair energy infrastructure damaged during the war coordinated by the Secretariat has arrived in Ukraine.

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
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High level conference mobilizes support for Ukrainian energy sector, outlines path for its post-war revitalization

on 10 April 2022

The High Level Event on the Security and Stability of the Ukrainian Energy Sector during the War and its Post-War Revitalisation, hosted by the Energy Community Secretariat today, represents an important milestone for mobilizing support for the energy sector of Ukraine. The conference welcomed the first donation made by the Danish Government to the Ukraine Energy Support Fund. 

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Secretariat discusses Montenegro’s energy and climate plans  

on 7 April 2022

Today, the Secretariat held a working meeting with State Secretary responsible for Energy, Marko Perunović, and Director-General of Directorate for Energy and Energy Efficiency, Mr. Vladimir Durutović. The meeting focused on plans and projects pursued by Montenegro in its efforts to end the dependency on coal. Both sides also exchanged on sectoral reforms in key areas such as electricity, gas, renewables and energy efficiency. The meeting provided an opportunity to prepare the transposition of the Clean Energy Package in Montenegro.  

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  • Montenegro Montenegro
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Energy Community Secretariat to act as fiduciary of the Ukraine Energy Support Fund

on 4 April 2022

Upon request by the European Commission and in agreement with the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine, the Energy Community Secretariat set up the legal framework for the Ukraine Energy Support Fund to counteract the impact of the Russian invasion. The Fund will enable governments and international financial institutions to provide emergency financial support to the Ukrainian energy sector. The Secretariat will act as fiduciary of the Fund as well as an intermediary between the donors and the Ukrainian authorities.

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Energy Community opens new office in Chisinau to better serve Moldova

on 3 April 2022

On the occasion of his address at the conference on Moldova’s energy sector opened by the President and Prime Minister of Moldova on 1 April, Director Lorkowski announced that the Energy Community is reinforcing its engagement in Moldova by opening an office Chisinau. 

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  • Moldova Moldova
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Director Lorkowski discusses way forward in energy and climate reforms with key stakeholders in Georgia

on 30 March 2022

Georgia's ongoing work on the National Energy and Climate Plan took centre stage in a meeting between Director Lorkowski and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, Levan Davitashvili. "We fully support Georgia in its strife for decarbonisation and greater resilience of the energy sector. Today, this is more important than ever. A robust and ambitious strategy will also help create the investor confidence needed for the energy transition. The Secretariat's support will be very hands-on," said Director Lorkowski.

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  • Georgia Georgia
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Environmental concerns increase with decision on lifetime extension of Tuzla 4 and Kakanj 5

on 24 March 2022

On 24 March, the House of Peoples of the Parliament of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina endorsed conclusions to cancel the application of the opt-out regime of the Large Combustion Plants Directive for two power plants, the TPPs Tuzla 4 and Kakanj 5. With the conclusions endorsed by the House of Peoples, the intention is to extend their operation until 2028. In the Secretariat’s opinion, such a unilateral decision is a clear breach of the obligations of Bosnia and Herzegovina under the Energy Community Treaty.

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  • Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Director Lorkowski urges reforms to ensure the electricity sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina is ready for CBAM

on 23 March 2022

Director Lorkowski delivered opening remarks at the Energy Summit in Neum this week. In his speech, he underlined that the current global energy crisis strengthened the case for a rapid energy transition and presented an additional reason for Bosnia and Herzegovina to phase out its reliance on fossil fuels.

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  • Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
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SEEGAS addresses vulnerabilities to gas disruptions in South-East Europe   

Gas
on 20 March 2022

Gas stakeholders underlined that coordinated actions and measures were the best response to ensure the stability of the regional gas system following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.  

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Director Lorkowski visits Bosnia and Herzegovina to discuss energy transition

on 16 March 2022

Director Lorkowski held introductory meetings with key government representatives and energy stakeholders during his visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina this week. He invited all stakeholders to actively engage in an inclusive process of setting 2030 targets for energy efficiency, renewables and greenhouse gas reduction in 2022. 

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  • Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Secretariat commends accelerated power system synchronization of Ukraine and Moldova with ENTSO-E

on 15 March 2022

Today marks the start of trial synchronization of the power systems of Ukraine and Moldova with the Continental European power system, as a milestone towards permanent synchronization in the future. This follows the request by the two Energy Community Contracting Parties for emergency synchronization after the completion of isolated mode tests during which their electricity systems proved reliable and stable in spite of the extremely challenging circumstances caused by the Russian invasion.

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
  • Moldova Moldova
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Secretariat deeply saddened by death of Dr Erhard Busek, a staunch advocate of regional energy cooperation

on 14 March 2022

The Secretariat is deeply saddened by the death of Dr Erhard Busek, former Vice-Chancellor of Austria and Special Coordinator of the Stability Pact for South East Europe from 2002 - 2008. We offer our deepest condolences to his family.  

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Introducing a new webinar series: The role of green bonds in the energy transition

on 13 March 2022

Green bonds can serve as a key instrument to finance the transition towards a low-carbon economy in the Energy Community Contracting Parties. The Energy Community Secretariat, in cooperation with the Hungarian National Bank and with the support of the Western Balkans Green Center, is launching a new webinar series to help raise awareness of green bonds and provide practical advice on how to mobilize this type of finance. With investors actively looking for sustainable, green investment opportunities, focus will be put on the tools needed to attract potential investors.  

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Secretariat facilitates donor coordination on energy efficiency and climate

on 9 March 2022

Nine leading donor and international financial organizations gathered yesterday at a meeting hosted by the Secretariat to discuss the technical assistance and capacity building needs of the Contracting Parties and how they can best be matched with donor programmes. Support for the implementation of the Clean Energy Package and the Green Agenda for the Western Balkans were identified as priority areas. Participants welcomed the Secretariat’s Donor Coordination Platform, featuring over 200 projects, as a useful tool for improving the effectiveness and ensuring synergies in donor support in the Energy Community Contracting Parties.

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Nuclear power plant Chernobyl disconnected - Urgent action required

on 8 March 2022

The Secretariat is very concerned regarding the news about the decommissioned nuclear power plant Chernobyl being disconnected from the electricity network and hence staying without electricity supply, as reported today by the transmission system operator of Ukraine, Ukrenergo. A secure power supply is of the utmost importance for cooling radioactive waste in this power plant. Against this background, the Secretariat appreciates the efforts currently made by ENTSO-E to connect the Ukrainian power system as soon as possible with the one of Continental Europe.    

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
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Secretariat voices deep concern for all women and girls affected by war 

on 7 March 2022

In these extraordinary times when war is raging on the European continent and on the occasion of the International Women’s Day, the Secretariat would like to reiterate its solid commitment to gender equality and deep concern for all women, girls and children who are disproportionately affected by the ongoing war. Women’s voices need to be heard, especially now. As underlined by Director Lorkowski when joining the International Gender Champions (IGC) leadership network, “This should start with recognizing that women are disproportionally impacted by issues like energy poverty and climate change, but also by ensuring that women and men are equally represented at the decision-making table.” In this regard, we would like to highlight the pledge made by Director Lorkowski to stop all forms of gender-based violence and no longer take part in single-sex panels as part of his IGC membership.

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
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Secretariat to assist Ukraine in coordination of emergency supplies

on 3 March 2022

Ukraine urgently needs supplies of repair materials and fuels, such as diesel, petrol, coal and generators, to ensure the stability of its energy system.

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  • Ukraine Ukraine