During the last week’s visit to North Macedonia, Deputy Director of the Energy Community (EnC) Secretariat Dirk Buschle met with the Government officials to discuss the country’s energy and climate reforms.
The discussions focused on the launch of the organized electricity exchange in May and North Macedonia’s regional integration, unbundling of the gas transmission system operator Nomagas, the state of the revision of the National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP) and compliance with the Energy Community’s environmental standards.
In his address to the Committee for Economic Affairs of the Parliament of North Macedonia, Deputy Director Buschle focused on the country’s and the Energy Community’s upcoming challenges. He stressed that, as in other European countries, fast tracking the green transition will help North Macedonia overcoming the effects of the energy price crisis and dependency.
With a significant increase in renewable energy lately and a second interconnector for gas in preparation, the country is in good shape to move to the next level. The transition will be further facilitated by stronger regional integration of markets, projects and policies under the Energy Community.