KDI has provided assistance to the Parliamentary Committee for Economic Development, Infrastructure, Trade, Industry and Regional Development to invite energy sector institutions to discuss the implementation of the Energy Agreement that was held today.
The meeting was attended by representatives of MED led by Mr. Halit Hoxha, representatives of KOSST led by the Chief Executive Officer, Ilir Shala as well as representatives of ERO led by Mr. Arsim Janova, and discussed about the steps taken in the implementation of the Energy Agreement reached between Kosovo and Serbia in 2013 and the challenges that are following this process from the beginning.
The meeting discussed about the steps taken in the implementation of the Energy Agreement reached between Kosovo and Serbia in 2013 and the challenges that are following this process from the beginning. It was reported that 10 days ago, the company Elektroserver, branch of the EPS company of Serbia, has received the business certificate in ABRK. This census comes after 3 failed applications since 2015, because of as stated in this meeting, disrespect of the application criteria and state legislation of Kosovo by this company.
It is expected that the completion of the registration and start of operation of this company in Kosovo will take place after its application to ERO and obtaining a license from the same. ERO noted that a response from the Serbian side regarding the application of this company is expected on Wednesday this week.
In the reporting, the MPs also became aware that on 25 October 2018, ENTSO made a balanced proposal to Central Transmission System Operators in which a provisional solution was proposed by 31 March 2018 to stop the deviations from KOSTT is causing the continent’s European Power System. With this proposal, KOSTT would be de facto recognized as an independent regulatory block, while Ujman’s hydropower plant would be placed under Serbian control
The Committee was informed that the Kosovo side had rejected this proposal of ENTSO. KOSTT also informed the Committee that the deviations in the continental Europe Power System are continuing due to the non-payment of energy consumed in the northern municipalities of the country. This amount of KOSST debt so far has reached the value of 11.5 million EURO.
KDI has submitted this document to the committee with an information document for this agreement.
KDI support to the Committee for Economic Development, Infrastructure, Trade, Industry and Regional Development was offered under the project “European Perspective – Building a National Consensus on the Normalization of Relations with Serbia” supported by the Swiss Embassy in Pristina.