First cross-border capacity auctions for Kosovo*

14 December 2020

As of today, 14 December 2020, the Connection Agreement between KOSTT and transmission system operators (TSOs) from Continental Europe entered into force marking the first day of operation of KOSTT as a control area within the joint control block with Albanian TSO, OST. In addition, the new 400kV line between Kosovo* and Albania is now in operation contributing to further cross-border exchanges.

Cross-border capacities will be allocated on short term basis until the end of 2020 as per arrangements between KOSTT and neighbouring TSOs.

Tomorrow will mark the launch of the first-ever yearly auctions for electricity transmission capacity on Kosovo*’s borders with Albania, Montenegro and North Macedonia for 2021 by the Coordinated Auction Office in South East Europe (SEE CAO). No cross-border capacity is currently made available for commercial use on the interconnection between KOSTT and Serbian TSO, EMS.

Director Kopač said: “Following more than twelve years of dedicated efforts by the Secretariat, we are pleased to finally witness the start of electricity auctions on KOSTT’s borders. This is a significant step forward in terms of integrating the electricity market of Kosovo* into the wider region”.


* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.

In Scope:

  • Kosovo Kosovo