EU4Energy workshop addresses mechanisms for cross-border electricity balancing cooperation between Ukraine and Moldova

Eu4Energy News
28 February 2019

On 28 February, Energy Community Secretariat, ENTSO-E and Electricity Coordinating Center (EKC) experts led a capacity-building workshop addressing the key mechanisms for regional cross-border electricity balancing cooperation between Ukraine and Moldova. Representatives of the national regulatory authorities (NEURC and ANRE) and transmission system operators (UKRENERGO and MOLDELECTRICA) engaged in an active discussion on the cross-border trading regulatory requirements in line with the current practice in EU Member States and Energy Community Contracting Parties.

The joint workshop on cross-border cooperation focused on the implementation of the Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/2195 establishing a guideline on electricity balancing (EBGL) and the status of implementation of ongoing European projects for exchange of balancing services. Methodologies to allocate cross-border capacities for balancing services and a case study, a model for regional balancing cooperation in the Western Balkans and a roadmap towards its further integration into European balancing platforms, were presented.

The meeting is part of the EU4Energy support for electricity market reform in Ukraine and Moldova focused on establishing day-ahead, intraday, balancing and ancillary services markets.

The meeting identified next steps for further regional cooperation between Ukraine and Moldova. Participants agreed to continue cooperation and hold follow-up meetings dedicated to open legal matters.

* The EU4Energy Initiative covers all EU support to improve energy supply, security and connectivity, as well as to promote energy efficiency and the use of renewables in the Eastern Partner countries Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. It does this by financing projects and programmes that help to reform energy markets and to reduce national energy dependence and consumption. Over the longer term, this makes energy supply more reliable, transparent and affordable, thus reducing energy poverty and energy bills for both citizens and the private sector.

In Scope:

  • Ukraine Ukraine
  • Moldova Moldova