Tag: heating
Macedonia 11.04.22 | 23:28

If Macedonia is left without natural gas, next winter we will have extreme pollution levels in Skopje

Marko Bislimovski, head of the RKE energy regulator, warned that if Russia cuts off its gas supplies to Europe, Macedonia would have to switch to oil for the next heating season in Skopje. This was done for decades in the past, and caused extreme air pollution. We are in a situation like we’ve...

Economy 18.01.22 | 17:35

Energy crisis: ELEM takes over the Skopje heating companies on Friday

Economy Minister Kreshnik Bekteshi said that the state run ELEM/ESM energy company will take over management of the BEG and Skopje Sever heating companies on January 21st. These two companies, that supply tens of thousands of households in the capital Skopje with heated water during the winter, are facing...

Economy 14.01.22 | 21:32

Bytyqi – Bekteshi: Heating issue resolved, uninterrupted delivery to households by end of season

The issue with the supply of heating in Skopje has been resolved. Households will have uninterrupted delivery of heating energy by the end of the heating season, Deputy PM for Economic Affairs Fatmir Bytyqi and Economy Minister Kreshnik Bekteshi told a joint press conference on Friday. Bytyqi said that...

Macedonia 14.01.22 | 11:03

Energy crisis: Starting this weekend, much of Skopje could be left without heating

Hundreds of thousands of citizens of Skopje face uncertainty whether they will receive heating tomorrow. BEG, the biggest central heating provider in the city, announced that it only has cash reserves for today, and can’t go on buying natural gas at the greatly increased market prices. The company,...

Macedonia 09.01.22 | 15:33

Half of Skopje left without heating

Half of Skopje is without central heating in the middle of winter, and the Government is not taking any action. For several days now, half of the settlements in Skopje either do not have central heating or have very low heat. While the people are freezing, the government is not taking any action, but...

Economy 08.01.22 | 18:01

Energy crisis: After securing a heating price increase in Skopje, suppliers turn the thermostat down

For several days now the citizens of Skopje are complaining on social media and TV shows that their central heating providers are cutting down on deliveries. About 60,000 apartments in downtown Skopje are heated with warm water coming from several gas fired plants, and as natural gas prices have spiked,...

Economy 07.01.22 | 18:22

Government warns heating companies in Skopje after reports they are secretly reducing their deliveries

The outgoing Zaev Government issued a public call to energy companies as well as to municipal authorities to ensure that the citizens of Skopje receive sufficient heating through the central heating system. This comes after public protests from citizens who say that temperatures in their apartments are...

Economy 04.01.22 | 10:43

BEG insists it has enough gas to provide heating in Skopje until April

Balkan Energy Group (BEG), the main provider of central heating in Skopje, denied claims that the company may run out of natural gas during the winter amid the Europe wide shortages and price hikes. In a statement, BEG said that it has purchased enough gas until April, for a total fo 70 million EUR. The...

Economy 31.12.21 | 13:46

Another New Year’s greeting: Price of heating to increase by 14.05%

The price of heating in Skopje is set to increase by 14.05% as of January 1. The new price will apply for heating provided by provided by suppliers Balkan Energy Group (BEG), ESM Energy and Skopje North, the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) said on Friday. According to ERC President Marko Bislimovski,...

Economy 31.12.21 | 09:42

New, higher heating price will be announced today

The Regulatory Energy Committee (RKE) is set to announce the second blow to household budgets – its planned increase of central heating in Skopje. Yesterday RKE said that it will increase the electricity price by just under 10 percent, and abolish a popular subsidy meaning that the increase will...

Economy 24.12.21 | 10:19

VMRO-DPMNE: The incompetence of Zaev and Kovacevski will result in higher heating prices

VMRO-DPMNE says that the incompetence of Zaev and Kovacevski will result in more expensive heating. The untimely gas supply of the country puts the users of the city heating at a huge risk of increased bills. Instead of the government procuring gas on time and supplying the country in anticipation of...

Macedonia 07.10.21 | 09:21

Heating season begins in Skopje

Winter heating season begins in Skopje today, as temperatures dropped over this week. The season normally begins on October 15th, but due to the low average temperatures, the RKE regulatory committee instructed the central heating companies to begin supplying the consumers. Skopje is the only city in...

Macedonia 26.01.21 | 14:56

Passengers on the Skopje – Bitola train were forced to use a dangerous gas canister for heating

Lack of heating on trains has forced passengers to use an exceptionally dangerous mode of heating, said the VMRO-DPMNE transportation committee. It shared a picture from the Skopje – Bitola train in which someone had put a heater that uses a gas canister. The committee notes that there is a long...

Macedonia 27.10.20 | 17:38

Repairs in Bulgaria reduce gas supplies to Macedonia

Bulgaria is reducing gas supplies to Macedonia due to servicing of the pipeline. Macedonia uses Russian gas, transported through Bulgaria, for several stations that warm water used to heat apartments in the capital Skopje, as well as produce electricity and for the needs of several industrial plants....

Macedonia 07.02.20 | 10:44

World Bank report finds that Macedonians use outdated forms of heating which badly damage the environment

A World Bank report finds that the energy sector in Macedonia is badly outdated, with costly electricity imports, damaging to the forests and causing high levels of air pollution. The report notes that only 9 percent of all households use central heating – all of them in the capital Skopje. Some...

Macedonia 29.01.20 | 17:03

New law would ban Skopje citizens from disconnecting from the central heating system

The DUI party proposed that Skopje citizens who want to disconnect their central heating service, would be allowed to do so only if they prove that their alternative source of heating is energy efficient. This amendment, proposed by DUI’s Artan Grubi, was accepted by the European Affairs Committee...

Economy 21.05.19 | 21:31

VMRO will propose a reduction in the heating tax

After meeting opposition supporters in Skopje’s Karpos district, VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski announced that the party will propose regulation to lower the heating prices in the capital. Mickoski reminded the public that Zoran Zaev and his SDSM party promised to do just that, by reducing...

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