Tag: electricity
Economy 09.08.20 | 10:45

While the citizens pay more expensive electricity bills, the Zaev family’s companies are collecting profits

Zoran Zaev and SDSM through the more expensive electricity, which will be paid by the citizens, collect fresh money which later through tenders should be taken by companies close to the government and the Zaev family. While citizens pay expensive electricity bills, Zaev companies collect profits. If...

Economy 06.08.20 | 12:07

Bislimoski: Electricity price could have been increased by 25%

Electricity price hikes will not trigger rise in the prices of other products, because 90% of the industrial and commercial consumers purchase electricity on the free market. It means that our decision isn’t affecting these consumers. No inflationary spiral can be caused and there will be no increase...

Economy 05.08.20 | 14:32

Mickoski: With the higher price of electricity, a private company will get richer, and the citizens will become poorer, the government is committing robbery

The increase in the price of electricity is something that this government did not promise but realized. The price increase in conditions when we have a severe economic and health crisis is a serious blow to the standard of the state and is practically a robbery of citizens. Such a step, which was obviously...

Economy 01.08.20 | 16:11

After the post-election price hike, Macedonian households will get the second highest energy bills in Europe

The latest electricity price hike, that was apparently timed for just after the elections, makes the prices in Macedonia second highest in Europe – when compared to the average salaries. The ruling SDSM party, which campaigned heavily focusing on its welfare transfers which include subsidized electricity...

Economy 31.07.20 | 13:50

Post election surprise: Electricity prices go sharply up – by 7.4 percent

The Energy Regulatory Commission decreed an increase of electricity prices by 7.4 percent. The move comes weeks after the elections, during which the ruling SDSM party campaigned, among other distributive measures, on its re-introduction of subsidized prices for several hours a day. These subsidies will...

Economy 05.12.19 | 22:06

Large portion of downtown Skopje left without electricity at -2C, what to expect at -20C?

For four days, large portion of the Centar and Karpos municipalities are left without electricity at some point during the day. The EVN electricity distribution company explained that for two days in a row there was a short cut in power supply due to network overload, but users were quickly switched...

Macedonia 03.12.19 | 11:36

All babies are good, no endangered lives, Gynecology Clinic claims

All babies are good, there are no endangered lives, the Skopje Gynecology and Obstetrics Clinic said after reports after that the Clinic was left without electricity last night. TV Alfa reported that the Skopje Gynecology and Obstetrics Clinic was left without electricity last night after a power outage...

Macedonia 03.12.19 | 09:53

Gynecology Clinic left without electricity last night, generator did not turn on, lives of babies in incubators endangered?

The Skopje Gynecology and Obstetrics Clinic was left without electricity last night. The reason was a major breakdown at the Kozle station that left much of downtown Skopje without power. But in such situations for a very short period of time, a generator turns on when the power goes out in healthcare...

Macedonia 02.12.19 | 20:45

Large portion of downtown Skopje left without electricity

An accident in a power station in central Skopje left a broad swathe of the city without power this evening. Affected regions include the downtown area, from Mt. Vodno to the Ilinden boulevard. The EVN electricity distribution company said that their large Kozle station is offline, which caused the defect....

Economy 25.11.19 | 13:23

When there are no results, it is easier for Zaev and SDSM to lie, but there is no lie that time hasn’t denied it

When Mickoski was ELEM director, electricity price went up by 100 percent by importing expensive electricity – fake news no. 267 told by SDSM, says VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski, who exposed the lie. What is the truth? I was a Government Adviser on Energy Issues from April 2015 to September...

Economy 23.08.19 | 15:22

In June 86.4% of electricity consumed from domestic production

According to the data of the State Statistical Office, in June 2019, the total consumption by types of energy commodities was: 534 935 ?Wh of electricity, 26.590 mil. nm3 of natural gas, 404 496 tonnes of coal and  85 948 tonnes of petroleum products. Gross national electricity production participated...

Economy 09.02.19 | 23:17

Unpaid electricity bills write-off is a touchy issue between Macedonians and Albanians

A frequent pre-election promise by ethnic Albanian parties in Macedonia, often discreetly made, goes like this: “vote for us and you’ll never have to pay electricity again”. Electricity bills evasion is a significant problem in parts of Macedonia, often those which are majority Albanian,...