Representatives of 12 South-East European countries attend the first regional summit of electricity transmission system operators, which kicked off Tuesday in Skopje.
The two-day event, organized by MEPSO (Electricity Transmission System Operator of Macedonia), is to discuss possibilities for regional energy integration and liberalization of the power market.
The number of attendants demonstrates the SEE countries’ awareness of the need for cooperation, Vice-Premier for Economic Affairs Vladimir Pesevski said at the event’s opening ceremony.
Macedonia is committed to the liberalization of the power market, which will be justified only if is done at equal pace on regional level, Pesevski said, pointing out that the government has allocated substantial funds for power connectivity between Macedonia and its neighbours, Pesevski said.
The summit has brought together representatives of power transmission enterprises from Albania, Bosnia/Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey and the host Macedonia. They will present their models of energy market liberalization, which should bring better prices, greater supply security and environmental sustainability.