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FYR Macedonia Transmission Interconnection


North Macedonia

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ESIA disclosed:

12 Mar 2003



Approval date:

29 Jul 2003

Purpose of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessments

The project involves:

  • the construction of a 150 km long 400 kV transmission line from Shtip, FYR Macedonia to Chervena Mogila, Bulgaria;
  • the construction of 400/110 kV substation in Shtip, FYR Macedonia;
  • upgrades to substations in Dubrovo; and
  • the completion of transmission telecommunications links.

The project is sponsored by the Electric Power Company of FYR Macedonia (ESM) and the National Electric Power Company of Bulgaria (NEK) and is considered a high priority project in the Stability Pact and SECI by both countries. The Project will support long term reform measures that will lead to improved tariff formulation for cost recovery. The agreements between FYR Macedonia and Bulgaria required for the project will set a precedent for other similar projects and thus speed up the creation of a regional electricity market. Overall, the project has the potential for a regional impact by setting standards both for a single market (within FYR Macedonia) and cross border co-operation to increase regional efficiency.

There is a project summary document available for this project.

ESIA Summary

EIA summary for Bulgaria (261KB - PDF)
EIA summary for FYR Macedonia (146KB - PDF)

Full ESIA availability

Full ESIA documentation is available locally at:
EBRD Headquarters in London,


FYR Macedonia

11 Oktomvri 9, 1000 Skopje
New Administrative Building, 4th floor, room 415
Tel: (+389 2) 149 089
fax: (+389 2) 111 160
Contact: Zlatko Cherepnalkoski

ESM Distribution Department - Shtip
Tel: (+389 32) 391543 ext: 109
Contact: Magdalena Trajcheva 

ESM Distribution Department - Probishtip
Tel: (+389 32) 483802
Contact: Dimitar Naumov

ESM Distribution Department - Kratovo
Tel: (+389 31) 481101, 481487
Contact: Dimitar Petrov

ESM Distribution Department - Kriva Palanka
Tel: (+389 31) 375 925
Contact: Suzana Ristovska

EBRD Resident Office
2nd floor Intex Business Centre
14 Dame Gruev, 1000 Skopje
Tel: (+389 2) 297 800
Contact: Emil Mihajlov


Investment Division
5 Vesletz Str.
Sofia 1040
Tel: (+359 2) 9861288
Fax: (+359 2) 988-0695
Contact: Radka Tomova

EBRD Resident Office
17 Moskovska, Sofia 1000
Tel: (+359 2) 932 1414
Contact: Elena Fournadjieva


For FYR Macedonia

For Bulgaria
English and Bulgarian:


See ESM and NEK contacts above


This document was prepared at an early stage of project development, before consideration by the EBRD Board of Directors. Details of a project may change following disclosure.

Environmental and Social Impact Assessments and ESIA summaries are produced by project sponsors, and the EBRD makes them available without any comment or implied endorsement. Any views expressed or statements made in the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment or the ESIA Summary do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the EBRD.

Last updated 25 June 2014

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