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Local gasification policies in Macedonia: exploring pioneer projects
Local gasification policies in Macedonia: exploring pioneer projects

Author(s): Ana Stojilovska
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Environmental and Energy policy, Government/Political systems, Law on Economics
Published by: Analytica
Keywords: Republic of Macedonia; gasification; natural gas; law on energy; local heat or gasification projects;
Summary/Abstract: Since its independence, one of the most anticipated policies of the Republic of Macedonia in the energy sector has been to gasify its territory, which however proved to progress very slowly over the years. On the other hand, the increasing energy prices as district heat, electricity etc. prompted the need for drafting local solutions to address the issues of inefficient and expensive heat practices. At the same time, the municipalities according to the Law on energy are obliged to adopt own local energy efficiency programs and according to the Law on construction they are responsible for approving power utilities with capacity up to 1MW and secondary gas networks, which opens the possibility for local heat or gasification projects. Few municipalities aware of the benefits gasification projects might bring, initiated them at local level, presenting pioneer examples of bottom-up policies that have shown positive results in a relatively short period like saving energy and finances and developing the gas distribution network, thus they have potential to increase the utilization of natural gas at national level.

  • Page Count: 14
  • Publication Year: 2013
  • Language: English