On 11 November 2019, North Macedonia presented to the Secretariat the final draft of its Energy Strategy 2040, including with the perspective till 2030, which is the first to follow the overall structure of national energy and climate plans (NECPs) in the Energy Community and the timeframe indicated by the related Ministerial Council Recommendation. It covers the five dimensions of the Energy Union, although merging integration and security of energy markets and including an additional dimension on legal and regulatory aspects. The strategy sets out three scenarios, of which the intensive renewables one (green scenario) proved to be the most cost-effective. It incorporates also results from the study on 2030 targets, which the Secretariat launched in 2018 and was finalised earlier this year.
Following the first consultation round in July 2019, the Secretariat provided a new set of recommendations to fine-tune the strategy and to ensure due consideration and compliance with the development of energy and climate policies and targets at the Energy Community and EU level.
Vienna, 11 November 2019