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North Macedonia REK Bitola coal plant gas

October 20, 2020

North Macedonia to shut REK Bitola coal plant unit, turn to gas

State-controlled power utility ESM intends to turn off the first unit of coal-fired REK Bitola within five years and convert it to natural gas, according to top officials, who vowed…

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Skopje pays households inverter air conditioners heating

October 5, 2020

City of Skopje supports its households to reduce air pollution

The City of Skopje said 4,282 households applied to buy inverter air conditioners with subsidies and hand over their wood stoves or boilers that use heating oil. They are entitled…

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macedonia-bekteshi-renewables-50-percent

September 25, 2020

North Macedonia plans 50% renewables share in electricity production by 2024

North Macedonia will increase its efforts to speed up energy transition in order to increase the share of renewables in installed electricity production capacity to 50% by 2024. The goal…

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Protest small hydropower plants North Macedonia

September 25, 2020

Protest announced against small hydropower plants in North Macedonia

Environmentalist groups and nature enthusiasts in North Macedonia are joining villagers in the Shar mountain range this weekend at a protest to stop works on a small hydropower plant in…

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memo-power-exchange-trading-platform-tendering

September 15, 2020

North Macedonia needs service provider for power exchange trading platform

North Macedonia plans to establish a power exchange with a trading platform provided by a third party. The government has appointed Macedonian Electricity Market Operator (MEMO) to be the nominated…

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nemo-memo-macedonia-electricity-market

September 14, 2020

North Macedonia appoints MEMO to be organized electricity market operator

The Government of North Macedonia has appointed Macedonian Electricity Market Operator (MEMO) to be the nominated electricity market operator (NEMO) or organized electricity market operator. The government has designated MEMO…

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September 9, 2020

North Macedonia to convert oil-fired power plant Negotino to natural gas

The new Government of North Macedonia intends to switch the 210 MW thermal power plant TEC Negotino from fuel oil to natural gas. The oil-fired facility is on cold reserve…

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Environment green development Macedonia government

September 2, 2020

Green development in focus of new North Macedonia government

North Macedonia set six main tasks for the next four years including environmental protection and sustainable development. The cabinet of Prime Minister Zoran Zaev promised to improve air quality, prosecute…

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Outrage Skopje destruction river small hydropower plant

September 2, 2020

Outrage in Skopje over destruction of river for small hydropower plant

Locals are complaining about damage to the landscape amid works on the first of the three planned small hydroelectric units in Skopje territory. Eko-svest demands the construction on the Markova…

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Protesters North Macedonia power price hike

August 21, 2020

Protesters in North Macedonia threaten escalation amid power price hike

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and an unfavorable hydrological situation prompted the Energy Regulatory Commission to accept the increase in prices proposed by power companies in North Macedonia. The…

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Skoplje-wastewater-treatment-plant-tender

August 17, 2020

50 contractors eye Skopje wastewater treatment plant project

Around 50 companies have expressed interest in designing and building a wastewater treatment plant in the North Macedonian capital Skopje, a EUR 136 million project aimed at addressing the pollution and poor…

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Macedonia contractor Bogdanci wind power plant

August 6, 2020

North Macedonia seeks contractor for extension of Bogdanci wind power plant

Elektrani na Severna Makedonija called on companies to express interest in the delivery and installation of supporting components for wind park Bogdanci. The North Macedonian state-owned utility plans to build…

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