Donev: Bulgaria to export additional electricity volumes to Macedonia

The energy crisis was the main topic of one-on-one meeting between the Prime Ministers of Bulgaria and the Republic of North Macedonia Galab Donev and Dimitar Kovachevski in Sofia.

"We will unite with Bulgaria to find a solution for supplying electricity, Mr. Kovachevski announced at a briefing after the meeting. We have agreed to establish a joint working group with representatives of the ministries of economy and energy of both countries to determine the technical parameters of the transmission of electricity and the supply and storage of natural gas. The working group will begin work on Wednesday," he specified.

The two Prime Ministers discussed the possibilities of Bulgaria exporting additional electricity both for the needs of North Macedonia's economy and industry and for household consumers. This is a matter of some 200 MWh basеload electricity for the period until March 31, 2023, the Bulgarian Prime Minister added.

Deepening cooperation through natural gas transmission and storage was also discussed. The two countries will negotiate the reservation of certain volumes for the storage of natural gas at the gas storage facility in Bulgaria in Chiren, so that RSM can benefit more fully from its participation in the interconnector and the liquefied gas terminal being built in Alexandroupolis, Greece. /BGNES