At its sessions held on November 13 and 19, the Council of the Energy Agency of Serbia approved the agreements between the transmission system operator of Serbia EMS AD and the operators of the countries in the region, on the procedure and manner of distribution of use rights and access to cross-border transmission capacities for 2021.
According to the Agency’s statement, the agreements were signed between the transmission system operator of Serbia and the operators of Northern Macedonia (MEPSO), Bulgaria (EAD), Romania (Transelektrika), Hungary (MAVIR), Croatia (HOPS), Bosnia and Herzegovina (ISOBIH) and Montenegro (CGES).
– By organizing joint auctions, it is possible to use cross-border capacities more efficiently, in accordance with European regulations. The implementation of these agreements gives greater opportunities to the users of the system and improves the conditions for the development of the electricity market in Southeast Europe and its integration into the European market – it is stated in the announcement of the Agency.
Joint auctions are organized at these borders starting from 2012 on the border with Hungary, until 2019, when this method of distribution was established on the border with Montenegro.
The agreements are improved every year in accordance with the experience gained in the application, regulatory changes and development of computer platforms available to system operators.
Thus, in the next year, the deadlines for registration of participants in the allocation of capacities were extended, it was possible to send electronic invoices to participants, and by improving the allocation platform for allocation of annual and monthly capacities, the allocation of those capacities in full was ensured, eKapija reports.