Albania-Macedonia power link wins €12m grant

A project to transfer energy between Albania and Macedonia has been granted funding totalling €12 million (£9.3m). The EU is providing the cash to support the construction of the first electricity interconnector between the two countries as well as the introduction of grid efficiency improvements. The project is part of the European Commission’s initiative to […]

Macedonia gets €37m to connect energy market to EU

A $37million (£24m) loan from a London-based bank will be used to build a transmission link to connect Albanian and Macedonian energy markets to the EU. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will provide the loan to the Macedonian electricity transmission system operator (MEPSO). MEPSO is responsible for electricity transmission and power control in the […]

Concern as Macedonia delays opening its energy market

Macedonia’s plans to delay fully opening up its electricity sector to competition have provoked dismay in an EU group tasked with boosting competition. The nation is a contracting party to the Energy Community Treaty, which aims to spread EU energy policy to non-EU nations. Macedonia risks a “very clear breach” of the Energy Community Treaty […]

Gamesa wind power up the Greek

Spanish-founded wind firm Gamesa has sold two Greek wind farms to Enel Green Power. The projects in the Macedonia region of Greence have a combined installed capacity of 38 MW.The electricity from the wind farms will be enough to power more than 16,000 households, avoiding emissions of more than 74,000 CO2 per year. Gamesa has […]