KOSTT joins European energy operators

European Network of Transmission System Operators (ENTSO-E) has endorsed an agreement with Kosovo’s transmission, system and market operator (KOSTT), a move which is being hailed as enabling Kosovo to be energy-independent.

Acting Prime Minister Albin Kurti said the decision enables KOSTT to enjoy equal rights and responsibilities with other European operators. “Today’s voting in ENTSO-E enables access of KOSTT to the regional market & in the 400kV power line btw Kosova&Albania,” Kurti tweeted. He thanked Germany for the financial support and the European representatives for their votes.

President of Kosovo Hashim Thaci also hailed the vote which he said leads to Kosovo’s full energetic independence from Serbia. “A great step forward for #Kosovo. Grateful to our allies for their unwavering support,” he wrote on Twitter.

The German Embassy congratulates KOSTT and the Government of the Republic of Kosovo on the positive outcome of the voting process within the European Network of Transmission System Operators (ENTSO-E).

“The Connection Agreement finally enables the establishment of an independent control area for Kosovo – this is a milestone for Kosovo and cooperation in the region,” the German Embassy said in a statement adding that this was a result of a long effort on which Germany stood alongside the Kosovo governments and institutions. “Kosovar citizens of all communities will profit in the end.”