The current situation related to the supply with natural gas, but also the challenges in the energy sector were discussed today, May 5, by Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilița and the leadership of the Secretariat of the Energy Community (SCE), which operates in our country for more than a month, after opening a permanent office in Chisinau.
The Chief Executive mentioned that the involvement of the SCE and the support provided to the Government will help the Republic of Moldova to overcome the energy crisis, exacerbated by the recent war in Ukraine and rising prices, and will contribute to advancing energy security.
“Strengthening capacity to meet the challenges of the energy sector is key to ensuring our economic, social and political stability. We want the results of working with the SCE to be reflected in our country’s legislation, and together to create a safer and more resilient energy sector to the current and future challenges of both natural gas and electricity supply. In the short term, however, we must find solutions together to ensure reasonable energy prices “, said Natalia Gavrilița.
The Prime Minister referred to the actions already taken by the Executive to increase the security of gas supply and ensure the uninterrupted access of citizens to electricity, noting that investments in renewable sources remain a priority.
In his turn, the director of the SCE, Artur Lorkowski, assured that the Republic of Moldova will continue to be supported in the implementation of the European energy acquis, the creation of a transparent energy market and the balancing of the electricity system in the region.
The Energy Community is an international organization that brings together several EU Member States, the Republic of Moldova, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Northern Macedonia, Georgia, Montenegro, Serbia and Ukraine. Our country has been a member of the Energy Community since 2010.
SCE opened its permanent office on April 1 this year, in order to help the Republic of Moldova in modernizing the energy sector and implementing reforms related to European legislation, for the benefit of the citizens of our country.