Prime Minister Zaev says that the country is considering accepting the friendly offer from Greece and points out that the plant in Alexandroupolis will produce two and a half times more energy than the energy deficit we have as a country.
North Macedonia has received an offer from Greece for co-ownership of the gas terminals in Alexandroupolis, where an 800-megawatt power plant will be built. This was announced by Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, pointing out that the country is considering accepting a friendly offer from Greece. The plant, as Zaev said, will produce two and a half times more energy than the energy deficit we have as a country.
“The intention is for Power Plants of North Macedonia (ESM) to enter here with its direct investments and to be able to procure liquefied natural gas from America, Qatar, Israel and to produce electricity that it will put in our network. “It is an expression of great friendship, after the signing of the Prespa Agreement and an incentive for further investments in the country,” said Zaev.
He stressed that there comes a time when we will have to close the plants that produce electricity on coal, so in the next period will be closing one block of Mining power complex “Bitola”, which will be connected to the gas pipeline that will pass near Bitola and will be transformed. in a gas power plant.
Also, according to Zaev, they are working on issuing three licenses for the operation of windmills for the production of almost 100 megawatts of electricity from windmills.
Emphasizing that the country has a clear energy strategy and that it is rushing towards renewable energy sources, Zaev pointed out that ESM will additionally build its own windmills in the southern part of the country.
He stressed that although the country is not yet a member of the EU, and has no obligations to pay for carbon dioxide arrangements, it will still have to adjust to those obligations during the membership negotiations.
“It is clear to us that we need to increase the intensity of investments in renewable energy sources,” Zaev added.