Bulgaria’s Caretaker Prime Minister Galab Donev and his counterpart from the Republic of North Macedonia Dimitar Kovachevski agreed to deepen the cooperation between the two countries in the field of electricity and natural gas transmission. Bulgaria can supply 200 megawatt-hours (MWh) of electricity per day to North Macedonia from October to the end of March.
“We quickly responded to the appeal for help from the Republic of North Macedonia to solve the main challenges facing them in the energy sector,” noted the Bulgarian Prime Minister after the meeting.
The leaders of the neighbouring countries announced that Bulgaria can supply about 200 megawatt-hours of electricity per day to North Macedonia from October to the end of March, which will likely be directed to meet the demand of the business sector and industry. The leaders did not disclose further information regarding the pricing.
The final agreement should be reached shortly, while the technical details will be discussed in the framework of a working group that was set up to examine in detail the possibilities for cooperation in the field of electricity and natural gas transmission.
The two prime ministers also discussed the possibility for North Macedonia to store gas in the Bulgarian Chiren underground gas storage facility, which will be expanded in synergy with the liquified natural gas (LNG) terminal project in Alexandroupolis, Greece.
The Bulgarian Prime Minister pointed out that they will consistently work together with North Macedonia to strengthen the dialogue on energy cooperation.