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The solar power plant is the biggest currently planned in North Macedonia
As Contracting Parties of the energy communities North Macedonia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and partly Serbia are about to make some major changes in the renewable energy sector. Especially the regulatory framework and the tendering for solar and wind power will be introduced.
North Macedonia has launched a procedure to select the country’s universal electricity supplier and supplier of last resort for a period of five years.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has published a contract notice for the Infrastructure Project Facility – Technical Assistance – Energy, Environment, Social, Transport and Digital Economy under the Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF).
According to the latest Eurostat figures the share of renewables in gross final energy consumption in has reached 17.5% in 2017, up from 17% in the European Union. Latvia, Sweden and Finland were the frontrunners.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is lending € 5.9 million to Macedonian state-owned electricity company ELEM for the construction of the country´s first large scale solar power plant. ELEM will meet the total costs estimated at € 8.7 million.
The government is preparing several locations for public-private partnerships and concessions to invest in the construction of 200 MW solar power plants
Regulatory Board sets priorities. At its 41st plenary meeting, the Energy Community Regulatory Board (ECRB) set out its objectives and priorities for the upcoming year. The Work Programme 2019 includes the continuation of monitoring reports on gas and electricity wholesale and retail markets and transparency of the gas sector.
Energy regulators across Europe and the Eastern and Mediterranean region sign cooperation arrangement
Cooperation Arrangement that will strengthen regulatory cooperation between energy regulators across Europe through to the Mediterranean, South East Europe and Black Sea regions.
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