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Energy Community opens dispute settlement procedure against Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Ukraine

The Energy Community Secretariat initiated ex officio preliminary dispute settlement procedures against Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Ukraine for the lack of unbundling of the countries’ electricity distribution system operators.  In its Opening Letters, the Secretariat takes the view that the three Contracting Parties fail to comply with their obligations under the Energy Community Treaty by (completely, partly or incorrectly) not having […]

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Fier and Lushnja, the main destination for photovoltaic parks in Albania

The Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy in Albania has announced on Monday that it has received 10 new expressions of interest for the construction of photovoltaic parks in the country. The requirements of various companies for the construction of these plants have been numerous throughout the summer after the approval of tariffs that the government […]

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Macedonia’s MEPSO planning to rehabilitate its power transmission grid

The Electricity Transmission System Operator of Macedonia AD MEPSO published tenders inviting proposals for goods and services for its project to rehabilitate and modernize its nation-wide power transmission grid along with a power system control project. The total investment in the projects is estimated to stand at EUR 40.5 million. The money to finance the […]

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Albania importing 80 percent of electricity..

Albania has to import around 80 percent of electricity to cover consumption due to the exceptionally dry period and high temperatures, according to the media. The Albanian Power Corporation (KESH) has signed a contract to import 434,000 MWh of electricity in order to secure power for the month of August. The contract is worth EUR […]

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WB6 electricity report: Slow progress in establishing day-ahead markets

The Western Balkan Six (WB6) countries have been progressing in developing their electricity markets at different pace, while the regional market is still to take shape, the Energy Community Secretariat assessed in its WB6 Electricity Monitoring Report. The report was presented at the WB6 Summit in Trieste on July 12. It analyses progress made at […]