- EUROPEAN HYDROPOWER SUMMIT

Report
European HYDROPOWER Summit
Bucharest 27-28 February 2012
Lazar Gechevski, Director
Energy Agency of the Republic of Macedonia
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25.713 km2 -area.
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Population : 2,1 million.
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The supply of energy is based on domestic
fossil fuels and hydro power.
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Electricity consumption is about 9.000 GWh.
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Import of electricity 3.000 GWh (500
М€/annually).
Cox
24%
Coal
Oil
Hydro
4%
72%
73%
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Need: Macedonia’s needs are around 9 TWh,
but the domestic production of electricity
from coal and water is only 6 TWh. This
means that 30% should be imported.
Target: By introducing energy efficiency
measures to decrease the energy needs and
through promotion to increase the use of
renewable energy sources.
- while achieving the targets, the electricity
price should be taken into consideration as
an important factor
• Macedonia has the lowest electricity price
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New Energy Law (in force from 18.02.2011)
Strategy for energy development
Strategy for energy efficiency
Strategy for the use of Renewable Energy Sources
Action plan for Energy Efficiency
National feed-in Tariffs
Act for limitation of installed capacity
Rulebook for Renewable energy sources
Rulebook for obtaining status of preferential producer of
electricity produced from highly efficient plants with combined
production
Rulebook for issuing Guarantees of origin for production of
electricity produced from RES and highly efficient plants with
combined production
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The procedure involves various institutions
where documents need to be obtained, often
confusing process
The Energy Agency has the idea to transform
this procedure into one-stop shop system
Most relevant institutions:
◦ Energy Agency of Republic of Macedonia
◦ Energy Regulatory Commission of Macedonia
◦ MEPSO – electricity market operator obligated to
purchase the electricity produced by the
preferential producers
Type of plant
Preferential tariff in Еurocents/kWh
Small hydropower plants
1 - 1 020 000 kW
12.00
1 020 001 – 2 040 000 kWh
8.00
2 040 001 – 4 200 000 kWh
6.00
4 200 001 – 8 400 000 kWh
5.00
Over 8 400 001 kWh
4.50
Individual installed capacity
Total installed capacity
Up to 10 MW
unlimited
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Unused available hydro power potential
According to the Study for potential small and
micro hydro power plants in Republic of
Macedonia, potential for building 406
facilities is identified with total installed
capacity of 258 MW and average electricity
production per year of 1094 GWh
Our advice: for accurate data, the future
investors, before building, should go on the
field and examine the current potential of the
chosen location
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planned cascade system of 12 HPPs on the
basin of the river Vardar, biggest river in
Macedonia
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There has been 3 tendering procedures so far
Number of
locations
Installed
power (kW)
Production
per year
(MWh)
I
41
43.727
115
II
24
15.395
40
III
20
14.702
39
Total
85
73.824
194
Successful
71
65.000
175
Power plant
Nominal power (kW)
1.
Ohrid 2
320
2.
Dabnishte
32
3.
Ohrid 3
229
4.
Belica 1
995
5.
Belica 2
996
6.
Ohrid 1
117
7.
Stara filternica Dovledzik
400
8.
Drugovo
600
Total: 3689 kW
+ 5 new small HPPs with total installed power of 2708 kW which are
finalizing the procedure for becoming preferential producers
-In 2020 total installed power from small HPPs is planned to
be 99,7 MW
*Data taken from the ‘Strategy for use of the renewable energy sources in
Republic of Macedonia until 2020’
You are welcomed to explore the
opportunities for investing in
Macedonia
 The Agency can provide any
information you will need
 We are open for cooperation
 We support new ideas and EE and RES
projects
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Lazar Gechevski, Director
Energy Agency of the Republic of Macedonia
www.ea.gov.mk

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