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September 11, 2019

North Macedonia spends EUR 182 million on environmental protection in 2018

North Macedonia has spent MKD 11.2 billion (about EUR 181.9 million) on environmental protection in 2018, an increase of MKD 1.2 billion (about EUR 19.5 million) compared to 2017, when…

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state land

September 3, 2019

82 investors seek to build solar power plants on state land in North Macedonia

Tendering for the construction of solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants with a combined installed capacity of 35 MW on state land, backed by feed-in premiums approved by the Government of…

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August 26, 2019

North Macedonia’s ESM gets KfW’s donation for Bogdanci wind farm expansion

German development bank KfW has allocated MKD 10 million (about EUR 162,500) to North Macedonia’s state-owned electricity producer Elektrani na Severna Makedonija (ESM – formerly ELEM) for updating an environmental…

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reverse vending machines

August 22, 2019

North Macedonia to introduce reverse vending machines for beverage containers

North Macedonia will soon be catching up with the global trend of waste recycling through deposit refund schemes as local packaging waste management firm Pakomak is preparing to install the…

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August 19, 2019

Government issues two public calls for funding to help reduce air pollution

The government of North Macedonia has issued two public calls for funding under its program for reducing air pollution for 2019, according to announcements on the government’s website. One invitation…

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eco stickers

August 14, 2019

North Macedonia to introduce eco stickers for cars, launch vehicle replacement scheme

The parliament of North Macedonia has passed changes to the law on motor vehicles, introducing voluntary eco stickers to mark vehicles by ecological rating and envisaging a grants scheme to…

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North Macedonia electricity interconnection Albania

August 6, 2019

Bids invited to build North Macedonia’s electricity interconnection with Albania

North Macedonia’s state-owned electricity transmission system operator (TSO) MEPSO has invited bids to build a 400 kV transmission line and a new 400/110 kV substation in the vicinity of Ohrid…

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liberalization

August 1, 2019

Electricity market liberalization lowers prices by 32% in North Macedonia

The electricity market liberalization has decreased prices for small commercial customers by about 32%, said Marko Bislimoski, president of North Macedonia’s Energy Regulatory Commission, local media reported. These consumers became…

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Vasko Kovačevski

July 24, 2019

Vasko Kovačevski appointed CEO of North Macedonia’s power company ESM

Vasko Kovačevski is the new Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of North Macedonia’s state-owned electricity producer Elektrani na Severna Makedonija (ESM – former ELEM), the company said…

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strategy

July 10, 2019

North Macedonia to adopt Energy Development Strategy until 2040 in line with EU Energy Union pillars

North Macedonia’s Ministry of Economy plans to adopt the Energy Development Strategy until 2040 by the end of 2019, said Economy Minister Kreshnik Bekteshi during the Business Forum held as…

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North Macedonia small hydropower plant

July 3, 2019

Complaint submitted to EnC against North Macedonia over small hydropower plants

Environmental groups Eko-Svest and CEE Bankwatch Network have filed a complaint to the Energy Community (EnC) Secretariat over North Macedonia’s redesigned renewable energy incentives scheme which they say is unfairly…

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supervision consultant solar

June 27, 2019

TENDERING: Supervision consultant sought for ELEM’s solar project

Tendering has been launched to select a supervision consultant for the solar project implemented by North Macedonia’s state-owned electricity producer ELEM, newly rebranded as ESM. The deadline to file technical…

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