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COLENCO and the Energy Institute Hrvoje Pozar, Zagreb, have prepared the Feasibility Study for justification of awarding a Public Private Partnership Agreement or eventual sale of AD TEC Negotino. The study was prepared within the period of four months, starting on 1st of March 2021.
The presentation of the study was made on 21st of June 2021 in the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia in the presence of the Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs Fatmir Bitiqi, Minister of Economy Kreshnik Bekteshi, Advisor of the Prime Minister for Energy, Viktor Andonov, Advisor to the Prime Minister for Public Private Partnership, Zoran Martinovski and the General Manager of AD TEC Negotino, Nebojsa Stojanovic.
The Study is prepared considering the strategic documents and programs of the government for energy development in the Republic of North Macedonia until 2040, as well the obligations of the Republic of North Macedonia in relation to the Energy Community Treaty.
According to the terms of reference, the overview and analysis of the actual electricity and natural gas markets in the country and the region are elaborated. The current state of the existing TPP Negotino, the possibility for refurbishing and converting on natural gas of the existing facility and the possibility of construction of a new combined cycle gas power plant at the same location are elaborated. Considering the current offers from the manufacturers of this type of power plants in the world, a several configurations are presented. The financial and legal analysis for possible solutions by awarding the public-private partnership for investment in a new combined cycle gas power plant are also prepared.
At the end of the presentation, the conclusions were given that there is a technical justification for the implementation of the project, the existing legal framework does not create any obstacles and, considering the optimistic scenario, there is a financial justification for construction of a new combined cycle gas power plant on the existing site through a public-private partnership. Furthermore, the recommendations for taking of a decision, which has to be adopted by the government, for the realization of this important energy project for the country, were also proposed.