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Macedonian ESM announces 1.2m-tonne coal procurement tender

Date: 08.10.2021 Author: Peter Palčec
Macedonian ESM announces 1.2m-tonne coal procurement tenderPhoto: Pixabay

North Macedonia’s state-owned power utility ESM on Wednesday announced an international tender for the procurement of 1.2m tonnes of coal which would be used to battle rising electricity prices on

EUR 9bn plan could be a game changer for Western Balkans – EC president

Date: 07.10.2021 Author: Peter Palčec
EUR 9bn plan could be a game changer for Western Balkans – EC presidentPhoto: Roman Peklaj

The Western Balkan economic and investment plan may become a game changer for the region’s development, said European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday at the EU-Western Balkan

Macedonian ESM to fight high power prices with increased production

Date: 06.10.2021 Author: Peter Palčec
Macedonian ESM to fight high power prices with increased productionPhoto: Energetika.NET archive

North Macedonia’s power utility ESM will increase coal-fired power generation during this year’s winter season and sell surplus power on the free market, said the utility’s CEO Vasko Kovacevski

Macedonian regulator starts to revoke power supply licences

Date: 28.09.2021 Author: Peter Palčec
Macedonian regulator starts to revoke power supply licencesPhoto: Andreja Krašna

The Macedonian energy regulator RKE has started the process of revoking power supply licences for two companies that failed to honour their contracts and supply the agreed quantities of electricity on

Macedonian suppliers terminating power contracts due to high spot prices

Date: 27.09.2021 Author: Peter Palčec
Macedonian suppliers terminating power contracts due to high spot pricesPhoto: Roman Peklaj

Due to soaring electricity prices in the region, suppliers in North Macedonia have been terminating electricity supply contracts since the beginning of August, Macedonian local media reported on

High gas prices may slow down decarbonisation in SEE – GIE

Date: 23.09.2021 Author: Peter Palčec
High gas prices may slow down decarbonisation in SEE – GIEPhoto: Roman Peklaj

A prolonged hike in European gas prices might lead to the postponement of coal to gas conversions in some eastern and southern European countries, said Torben Brabo from the Gas Infrastructure Europe

Macedonian ESM to build 1 GW of solar capacity – CEO

Date: 20.09.2021 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Macedonian ESM to build 1 GW of solar capacity – CEOPhoto: Ana V. Vršnak

North Macedonia’s power utility ESM plans to build 1 GW of solar power capacity as part of its long-term strategy to shift away from coal, said its CEO Vasko Kovacevski last week.

Network issues slow down renewables deployment in Balkan region

Date: 16.09.2021 Author: Peter Palčec
Network issues slow down renewables deployment in Balkan regionPhoto: Roman Peklaj

Implementation of network infrastructure projects is much slower than renewables deployment in the Balkans, causing problems with the installation of new renewable capacity, said Milos Golubovic from

Investors eyeing 2 GW of solar and wind projects in North Macedonia – PM

Date: 13.09.2021 Author: Peter Palčec
Investors eyeing 2 GW of solar and wind projects in North Macedonia – PMPhoto: S. Miles/FreeDigitalPhotos.net

The law on strategic investments has already attracted interest from various investors to develop around 1,500 MW of solar and 550 MW of wind capacity in North Macedonia, said its prime minister on

Energy Community plans launch of Balkan GO system in H1 2022

Date: 08.09.2021 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Energy Community plans launch of Balkan GO system in H1 2022Photo: Roman Peklaj

The Energy Community Secretariat posted a tender on Tuesday seeking consultants to help it establish a regional system for guarantees of origin (GOs) in the Western Balkans by the end of first half of

Pollution from Western Balkan coal plants soars in 2020 – report

Date: 07.09.2021 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Pollution from Western Balkan coal plants soars in 2020 – reportPhoto: www.riteugljevik.com

EU imported electricity from coal-fired plants in the Western Balkans generated as much pollution in 2020 as half of the EU’s coal-fired plants, highlighting the need for rapid introduction of a

North Macedonia’s Makpetrol sells its stake in TSO GA-MA

Date: 30.08.2021 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
North Macedonia’s Makpetrol sells its stake in TSO GA-MAPhoto: Tomaž Klopčič

The private gas supplier Makpetrol has sold its stake in the Macedonian gas TSO GA-MA to the state, paving the way for North Macedonia’s new interconnection with Greece, said the Energy Community



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