On September 26, 2019, the National Agency for Energy Regulation of the Republic of Moldova (ANRE) has signed a Cooperation and Assistance Program with the National Energy Regulatory Authority of Romania (ANRE). The document was signed by Veaceslav UNTILA, the General Director of ANRE of the Republic of Moldova, and Dumitru CHIRIȚĂ, President of ANRE Romania.
The objective of the program is to develop and deepen the cooperation between the two authorities in order to acquire the best practices in regulating the energy sector and implement the European and international standards in the following areas: the electricity, natural gas and district heating sectors; licensing, monitoring and control of licensed activities; legal and consumer protection issues, energy supervision, information technology (IT), international cooperation and communication.
The cooperation between the two public authorities will include regular meetings at different levels, the exchange of experience and the providing support in developing and improving the national legislation on energy regulation based on the experience acquired by Romania as a member state of European Union. The Cooperation and Assistance Program includes also an active cooperation in attracting European funds, generating joint projects, organizing research meetings, various trainings for the employees, common participation at conferences, seminars or other actions organized with the support of international partners.
The Cooperation and Assistance Program will consolidate further the dialogue between the two authorities and bring new opportunities for both sides.