North Macedonia


Day of Accession
1 July 2006
Contracting Party

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IR2021 / North Macedonia

North Macedonia's 2021
implementation performance
and key energy
sector benchmark data

In general

Overall implementation performance, energy mix, consumption


Implementation indicators, facts and figures, retail market opening


Implementation indicators, facts and figures, retail market opening

Renewable energy

Implementation indicators, total RES capacities, shares of energy from RES

Energy Efficiency

Implementation indicators, energy efficiency indicators, implementation of labelling


Implementation indicators, LCP installations, LCP emissions


Implementation indicators


Implementation indicators


Implementation indicators


Implementation indicators

National authorities

Regulatory authority, Competition authority, State Aid authority


Implementation indicators

Browse through North Macedonia's
latest implementation updates

Latest developments in electricity Date
The Government’s programme for protection of vulnerable customers was adopted. January 2021
As a sign of open wholesale electricity market, a subsidiary of MEPSO, the National Electricity Market Operator (MEMO), acts as the nominated operator of the organised electricity market. September 2020
Government’s decree on operation of the organized market operator, including the necessary technical, staffing and financial conditions, was adopted. October 2019
The Macedonian Electricity Market Operator (MEMO), established in October 2018, obtained the license and became operational. October 2019

Following the adoption of the rules for operation of closed distribution system in April 2019, the regulator approved the new distribution network code.

August 2019

The retail market is fully liberalized, following adoption of the necessary implementing acts of the new Energy Law that grant the eligibility right to all customers, repealing the possibility to deny any customer the right to choose their supplier.

July 2019
Secretariat publishes its Opinion 3/19 on certification of MEPSO. June 2019


Latest developments in oil Date

Law on Compulsory Oil Reserves, which transposes Directive 2009/119/EC, entered into force, following its approval by Parliament.

October 2014 


Latest developments in energy efficiency Date
The Government of the Republic of North Macedonia adopts the fourth National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP). August 2021
North Macedonia submits the Secretariat its 5th Annual Report under the Energy Efficiency Directive. July 2021
North Macedonia submits its fourth Annual Report under the Energy Efficiency Directive to the Secretariat October 2020
The Parliament of North Macedonia adopts a comprehensive Law on Energy Efficiency, transposing the EU Energy Efficiency Directive, Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, Regulation on Labelling of energy related products, and Directive on Eco-design of energy related products. February 2020
The Мinistry of Economy submitted the third Annual Report Under the Energy Efficiency Directive October 2019


Latest developments in renewable energy Date
North Macedonia submits its fourth Progress Report on promotion and use of energy from renewable energy sources, covering period 2018-2019. November 2021
North Macedonia announced a public call to support individual solar PV plants with total installed capacity of 80 MW. August 2021
Third Progress Report on promotion and use of energy from renewable energy source submitted to the Secretariat.  July 2019


Latest development in environment Date
During the past year, twelve photovoltaic projects and three gas pipelines (TIRZ Bunardzik, Suto Orizari and Butel) received the approval of their environmental impact assessment. October 2019
North Macedonia complies with its reporting obligations on pollutants under the scope of the Large Combustion Plants Directive by submitting the relevant information to the European Environment Agency. April 2019
A decision approving the environmental permit of the Dren wind farm was issued. September 2018


Latest developments in Third Package Date
Energy Law was adopted by the Parliament of FYR of Macedonia. May 2018
The Secretariat drafted the Ministry an Energy Law compliant with the Third Package. August 2017
Latest development in oil Date
The Directorate of Compulsory Reserves of Oil and Oil Derivatives became the Compulsory Oil Reserves Agency (MACORA), as the central body responsible for the formation and maintenance of compulsory oil reserves. July 2021
The Law on Compulsory Oil Reserves was amended to transpose Commission Implementing Directive (EU) 2018/1581 on the Methods for Calculating Stockholding Obligations and align with the new Energy Law and the Misdemeanours Law. June 2021
The Intervention Plan was adopted and published by the Government, putting in place the necessary procedures and measures in order to enable the competent authorities to release quickly, effectively and transparently emergency stocks in the event of a major supply disruption.. January 2021

The Law on Compulsory Oil Reserves, adopted already in October 2014, finally came into effect.

January 2021


Latest development in gas Date
The Government invited bidders to the second stage of the tender for distribution network development on the national level. November 2020
North Macedonia's security of supply statement on gas was submitted to the Secretariat  August 2020
Energy Regulatory Commission adopted Supply Rules for Natural Gas and Rulebook on granting status of Closed Distribution System for Natural Gas and Combined Operator for Transmission and Distribution of Natural Gas. March 2019


Latest developments in climate Date
A long-term strategy on climate action has been adopted by the Government. September 2021
The third Biannual Update Report to the UNFCCC was submitted  to the UNFCCC Secretariat. June 2021
North Macedonia submitted its revised National Determined Contribution (NDC2) to the UNFCCC Secretariat. April 2021
North Macedonia submitted its draft NECP to the Secretariat as the first among Contracting Parties. June 2020