Moldova starts 2022 with important amendments to electricity market rules
The entry into force of Moldova’s wholesale electricity market rules has been postponed until 1 April 2022 to allow for a three-month testing phase by all market participants.
The market rules were adopted by the regulator ANRE in August 2020. They contain procedures for the procurement of electricity on forward, day-ahead, intraday and balancing markets, as well as rules on ancillary services procurement and imbalance settlement.
To ensure full and proper implementation of the market rules on 1 April 2022, all market participants are obliged to apply the imbalance settlement rules from 1 January 2022, albeit without commercial consequences for the first three months. The results of the testing phase will be compiled by the transmission system operator and submitted to ANRE on a monthly basis.
The updated market rules contain an improved procedure for procurement of electricity and rules for balancing of the market participants located on the left bank of the Dniester river.
The wholesale electricity market rules and the procedure for the procurement of electricity were developed with technical assistance delivered within the framework of the EU4Energy Governance project that is part of the EU4Energy Initiative of the European Union.
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The EU4Energy Governance Project is co-funded by the European Union and implemented by the Energy Community Secretariat.