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MEPSO: FYR Macedonia-Albania Transmission Phase I


North Macedonia

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ESIA disclosed:

23 Jul 2015



Approval date:

25 Nov 2015

Project description

EBRD will provide a senior corporate loan of up to EUR 40 million to MEPSO, the national electricity transmission company, to fund the Macedonian component of the Macedonian-Albania Transmission line. The Macedonian Transmission System Operator AD MEPSO (“MEPSO”, “Company” or “Borrower”) is the  100% state-owned electricity transmission system operator of FYR Macedonia (“Country”), and was established as an independent transmission system operator (“TSO”) in 2005.

The project entails (i) the construction of electricity transmission infrastructure from Bitola to the Albanian border, with a substation at Ohrid and (ii) the introduction of Smart Grid components in MEPSO (the “Project”).

By providing the Macedonian side of the first interconnection between FYR Macedonia and Albania, the Project provides the missing link in the initiative to establish an East – West electricity transmission corridor between Bulgaria, FYR Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro and Italy.  The section between Bulgaria and FYR Macedonia (OpID 27768) has been completed. Albania and Montenegro are connected through a new 400kV line and the construction of the submarine cable between Italy and Montenegro is underway, supported in Montenegro through the Lastva – Plejvlja Transmission Line Project (OPID 42768).

There is a Project Summary Document available for this project

ESIA disclosure package

Non-Technical Summary (NTS) of the CCGT: Macedonian | English
Stakeholder Engagement Plan (SEP) of the CCGT: Macedonian | English
Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA)Macedonian | English
Land Acquisition and Compensation FrameworkMacedonian | English
Environmental and Social Action Plan (ESAP): Macedonian | English

Full ESIA availability

Full ESIA documentation is available locally at:

  • EBRD, Skopje Resident Office
    Soravia Centre Skopje, 7th floor,
    FiliFilip II Makedonski no. 3,

    1000 Skopje, FYR Macedonia. Tel: +389 2 3297 800. Contact
    Francesco Corbo: email
  • EBRD, London; One Exchange Square; London, EC2A 2JN; United Kingdom; Tel: +44 207 338 6000
    Maksim Gorki 4, 1000 Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
    Contact Jordan Angelovski, M.Sc.Eng.
    Head International Cooperation and International Financial Institutions. Phone/тел: +389 (0)2 31 49 046

The ESIA package and Executive Summary will also be released for public review by the project sponsor on its website:


Jordan Angelovski, M.Sc.Eng.
Head International Cooperation and International Financial Institutions

Maksim Gorki 4, 1000 Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
Phone/тел: +389 (0)2 31 49 046
Fax/факс: +389 (0)2  31 11 160


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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