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Energy Community ‘welcomes’ Kosovo’s day-ahead market launch

The Energy Community Secretariat announced on Thursday (1 February) that it has “welcomed” the first day-ahead auction for electricity delivery in Kosovo, held by the Albanian Power Exchange (ALPEX) on 31 January.

The auction marked the inauguration of the day-ahead market in Kosovo and initiated the Albania-Kosovo* day-ahead market coupling, the first of its kind in the Energy Community.

Albanian Power Exchange announces gate opening for Kosovo day-ahead market

 

“The launch of the day-ahead market in Kosovo* provides a transparent price signal for investments in renewable energy,” the Energy Community Secretariat stated in a press release. “While its liquidity remains a challenge in the short-term, the national regulatory authority of Kosovo* (ERO), estimates that more than 1,000 GWh [gigawatt hours] annually (around 15 per cent of Kosovo* total electricity consumption) can be traded on the day-ahead market operated by ALPEX. This will require further regulatory incentives and intervention.”

ALPEX, established as a joint venture company in October 2020, is owned by the transmission system operators of Albania (OST) and Kosovo (KOSTT). In July 2023, it was appointed as the nominated electricity market operator (NEMO) for both Kosovo and Albania.

ALPEX approved as nominated power market operator in Albania and Kosovo

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