The INOGATE Technical Secretariat (ITS) supported
the Ministry of Economy of Moldova in developing and proposing for adoption the
primary legislation acts that will transpose two EU directives into Moldova’s
national legislation: Directive 2009/72/EC concerning common rules for the
internal market for electricity and Directive 2009/73/EC which concerns common
rules for the internal market in natural gas. The national legislation will
fulfil Moldova’s requirements under the Energy Community Treaty.
The development of a draft electricity law
included ITS assistance in the consultation process with national stakeholders
and institutions, providing technical, regulatory and legal advice and
organisation of a workshop. Comments received from the Centre for Harmonisation
of Legislation and consent of the National Centre for Anti-corruption and of
the Ministry of Justice were also included, as well as ensuring that there is
no potential contradiction between the draft law and other legislative acts.
A similar Draft Natural Gas Law went
through a similar process of adaptation, refining and consultation with
national stakeholders, making sure that there was no legislative contradiction
with other Moldovan laws. It held its own one-day workshop to make these
reviews and the consultation process well known throughout Moldova.
The draft new electricity package was
approved by the Government of Moldova on 7 October 2015, whereas the draft natural
gas package was approved on 28 October 2015. A revised complete energy package
was submitted to the Ministry of Economy on 3 November 2015.
The Deputy Minister of Economy of the
Republic of Moldova referred to the “long term and constructive collaboration
with INOGATE” which has assisted Moldova in supporting energy sector reforms in