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International observers inquire about Moldova’s return to electricity produced in Transnistria

June 8, 2017

The Energy Community Secretariat, the EU Delegation to Moldova and the EU High-Level Advisor on Energy Policy sent a joint letter to the Minister of Economy of Moldova on 6 June. The letter demanded urgent clarifications on the electricity supply situation in Moldova.

The Energocom, a state-owned trading company, won a procurement procedure organised by Moldovan supply companies. The procurement procedure had been monitored by a Group of Observers, made up of representatives of the Energy Community Secretariat, the EU Delegation to Moldova and the EU High-Level Advisor on Energy Policy. The procurement procedure was governed by guidelines developed by the Energy Community Secretariat and approved by the Ministry of Economy. Energocom won the tender on the basis of a contract with DTEK from Ukraine.

Later press reports confirmed that Energocom had concluded a contract with the Kuchurgan power station (MGRES) in Transnistria covering 70% of the country’s demand, despite the fact that MGRES had been a competitor in the tender procedure and lost out during negotiations over prices.


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