Kosovo Proposed Compact

Kosovo is a young, vibrant democracy in the Balkan Peninsula of Southeastern Europe with visible commitments to democratic values and institutions and investing in its citizens.

Kosovo was selected to develop a compact program in December 2018 while the country continued to implement an ongoing threshold program. The $49 million Threshold Program will close in September 2022 and focuses on enabling a reliable energy landscape, supporting transparent and accountable governance, and encouraging women’s entry in the energy sector. In line with Kosovo’s current focus on transitioning towards an energy future that is more sustainable, inclusive, reliable, and affordable, the Kosovo Compact focuses on addressing Kosovo’s unreliable supply of electricity binding constraint through two projects.

Energy Storage Project

The Energy Storage Project aims to support Kosovo’s energy security and transition to a cleaner energy future. The project includes supporting battery storage systems that will enable Kosovo’s transmission system and market operator to cost-effectively smooth out imbalances in the electricity grid, supporting either a public energy storage entity or an entity created through a public-private partnership to deploy additional energy storage, and strengthening the regulatory environment of energy storage systems, renewable energy projects, and climate change management in a more sustainable and gender inclusive way.

Just and Equitable Transition Acceleration Project (JETA)

The Just and Equitable Transition Acceleration Project aims to increase female representation in the energy sector by promoting gender equitable practices within companies, supporting networking, mentoring, and training opportunities for women, strengthening educational pathways, and providing technical assistance and small grants to energy and adjacent sector employers. The project also includes development of new technical training programs to provide the skills demanded by employers in the energy sector and required to meet the needs of Kosovo’s energy transition.

 

Milestones in Compact Development

Milestones in Compact Development
Milestone Date Description
CN on Intent to Negotiate April 13, 2022

Congressional Notification of MCC’s Intent to Negotiate the proposed compact.

Eligibility Notification December 14, 2021

The MCC Board of Directors reselected Kosovo as eligible to continue developing a compact.

Eligibility Notification December 15, 2020

The MCC Board of Directors reselected Kosovo as eligible to continue developing a compact.

Eligibility Notification December 9, 2019

The MCC Board of Directors reselected Kosovo as eligible to continue developing a compact.

Eligibility Notification December 11, 2018

The MCC Board of Directors selected Kosovo as eligible to develop a compact.

As of June 8, 2022