Last week, several AmCham member companies had been invited again to a lunch discussion with H.E. Dereck. J. Hogan, US Ambassador to Moldova.
This time the discussion was focused on Moldovan energy security issues. Ambassador Hogan has challenged participants to provide their vision on the opportunities to enhance the energy security of Moldova.
Among most urgent needs that have been voiced by attending members can be listed the following: the need for interconnection with European neighbors for both gas and electricity, diversification of routes and supplies of gas and electricity, liberalization of Moldovan gas and electricity markets. It has been also acknowledged that Moldova's renewable energy potential is vast and it should play an important role in addressing Moldova's energy challenge.
Additionally, it has been stated that Moldova is losing a lot of its energy potential by legally prohibiting the incineration and co-incineration of wastes.