On 10 July 2015 the Republic of North Macedonia became a signatory to the Memorandum of understanding on a common approach to address the natural gas diversification and the challenges of security of supply within the Central and Southeastern Europe Gas Connectivity Initiative (CESEC).
NER JSC Skopje has started implementing the obligations under this Initiative aimed at promoting the diversification of natural gas supply and ensuring security in the supply of the region, which should take place by improving the regional infrastructure and integration of markets through the joint engagement of all EU Member States and Contracting Parties of the Energy Community. This initiative should provide the supply of the necessary quantities of natural gas to all consumers in the region of Central and South-Eastern Europe (CESEC), including the Republic of North Macedonia.
In this regard, cooperation with the relevant entities from Greece was established and for the purpose of realization of the project for construction of the gas interconnection for transmission of natural gas between the Republic of North Macedonia and Greece, NER JSC Skopje and DESFA S.A. - the operator of the natural gas transmission system in Greece, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 14 October 2016.
This project is included in the List of projects of mutual interest (PMI), verified on 14 October 2016 by the Ministerial council of the Energy Community.
Currently, the preparation of the mutual Feasibility Study is in its final phase, after which the applying for funding and the commencement of construction should follow.