Secretariat initiates dispute settlement procedure against Moldova for lack of unbundling of gas TSO Moldovatransgaz

18 November 2021

Today, the Secretariat submitted an Opening Letter to Moldova to address its failure to comply with the provisions on unbundling and certification of its gas transmission system operator (TSO) Moldovatransgaz. In the Opening Letter, the Secretariat preliminarily concludes that the TSO is not unbundled according to the requirements of the chosen Independent Transmission Operator (ITO) model. 

In the Secretariat’s preliminary assessment, by not implementing the requirements of unbundling and certification of the transmission system operator Moldovatransgaz, Moldova fails to comply with its obligations under the Energy Community Treaty. 

Interested parties may be granted access to the case file and may submit written observations on the present case. All requests for information should be addressed to the Deputy Director and Legal Counsel at or +43 1 535 2222 24 and should make reference to the relevant case number ECS – 31/21.

In Scope:

  • Moldova Moldova