Secretariat issues its Opinion on the Albanian regulatory authority’s certification of TAP
Today the Energy Community Secretariat published its first Opinion on the certification of a transmission system operator under the Third Energy Package. The Opinion agrees with certification of TAP AG now and invites ERE, the Albanian regulatory authority, to open a new certification procedure once TAP becomes operational.
Secretariat hosts workshop on development of 2017 Ten Year Network Development Plan for gas
The Energy Community Secretariat together with the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas (ENTSOG) held a joint workshop on development of the 2017 Ten Year Network Development Plan (TYNDP) in Vienna on 8 February. The workshop brought together transmission system operators (TSOs) and national regulatory authorities (NRAs) from the Energy Community Contracting Parties and Observers.
More reform efforts needed to meet commitments under the Berlin Process
The second set of Western Balkans 6 (WB6 / Berlin Process) Monitoring Reports published by the Secretariat today concludes that more reform efforts are needed in order for the implementation deadlines for the so-called “energy soft measures” to be met. While the three countries which have adopted the Third Energy Package – Albania, Montenegro and Serbia, tend to be frontrunners, all WB6 countries should continue their reform efforts in order to remove the obstacles to the development of a regional electricity market by the deadlines agreed at the Western Balkans Summit in Vienna last year.
Three Contracting Parties complete energy consumption surveys
The first three Energy Community Contracting Parties have completed their energy consumption surveys under a technical assistance project financed by the Energy Community Secretariat. Bosnia and Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Montenegro submitted the survey results to the International Energy Agency. The results now feature in the IEA’s energy efficiency country practices database as examples of best country practice.