Former polluter site, now a home of the first solar park in N. Macedonia: N. Macedonia is showing the transition to renewable and clean energy in the Western Balkans is indeed possible. Former coal deposits and the related coal-fired thermal power plant in Oslomej in 2022 will be covered with a 10 megawatt photovoltaic power plant first of its kind in N. Macedonia. It will provide annual production of 15-17 gigawatt-hours sufficient for the needs of 2800 households, open at least 100 new jobs and it will enable the recultivation of the land of the former coal mine. CAN Europe’s member Ekosvest has been active and influencing the just energy transition in the Kicevo region which even though pioneering, might motivate further action, especially in similar coal regions.
Contact: Elana Nikolovska, Ekosvest