EU4Energy: supporting Moldova and Ukraine to improve cross-border electricity trade
November 18, 2021

EU4Energy: supporting Moldova and Ukraine to improve cross-border electricity trade

Key stakeholders from Moldova and Ukraine met yesterday to discuss draft recommendations related to cross-border capacity allocation between these two Energy Community Contracting Parties, developed under the EU4Energy Governance project.

Participants included representatives of the national regulatory authorities (ANRE and NEURC), transmission system operators (Moldelectrica and Ukrenergo), Ministry of Infrastructure and Regional Development of Moldova, the EU Delegation to Moldova and Energy Community experts.

The Recommendations include key principles of joint agreement and allocation rules and will be used as a basis for developing rules and agreements between transmission system operators. The gap analysis of national legislation related to cross-border capacity allocation, developed earlier by the EU4Energy team, provided the foundation for the Recommendations.

Improving the existing capacity allocation mechanisms on the border between Moldova and Ukraine, which are highly inefficient and create significant barriers to cross-border activities, is key to allowing efficient commercial exchanges between both countries and advancing market integration. As a result, it should benefit final customers through more accurate price signals and higher standards of service as well as contribute to security of supply in electricity.

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