Organisational Setup
The Energy Regulatory Commission is composed of a President and members in the commission who are officials elected by the Parliament of the Republic of Macedonia and its Service for Professional and Administrative Operations. The internal organisation and systematisation of jobs and tasks is regulated by a special rulebook of the Energy Regulatory Commission. The Rulebook on Internal Organisation and Systematisation of Jobs and Tasks of the Energy Regulatory Commission defines its organisational units, temporary and permanent work groups, and the total number of staff in sectors and services. In such a manner, the implementation of professional and administrative & technical operation in the Energy regulatory Commission is organised in:
  • sectors and services, in the capacity of permanent organisational units; and 
  • temporary work groups that implement individual specific operations and tasks which fall under the competence of the Energy Regulatory Commission, but which require a multi-sector approach.
 
According to the Rulebook, following are the organisational unites for the implementation of professional operations for the purposes of the Energy Regulation Commission: 
  • sector for technical & energy operations in the field of electricity;
  • sector for technical & energy operations in the field of natural gas, liquid fuels, heat and geothermal energy;
  • sector for economic affairs;
  • sector for legal affairs; and
  • administrative & technical service.
The operations of a particular sector are headed by a Head of the Sector, whereas the operations of the service are headed by the Head of the Service. Heads of sectors and the head of service is in charge of organising and implementing the work of the sectors and the service, for which they report to the Energy Regulatory Commission.
 
SECTOR FOR TECHNICAL & ENERGY OPERATIONS IN THE FIELD OF ELECTRICITY
 
The Sector for Technical & Energy Operations in the Field of Electricity implements the following operations for the purposes of the Energy Regulatory Commission: 
  • monitors the functioning of the electricity market;
  • takes care for the improvement and the protection of the rights of electricity consumers;
  • participates in the drafting  of regulations, pricing decisions and licence issuance in the field of electricity;
  • monitors the fulfillment of obligations upon the issuance of licences in the field of electricity;
  • takes part in and makes proposals in resolving the conflicts arising between service providers and beneficiaries in the field of electricity;
  • cooperates with the competent national authorities, local government bodies, trade companies executing energy-relating activities and service beneficiaries in the field of electricity; and
  • participates in adequate work groups belonging to regional and international organisations.
 
SECTOR FOR TECHNICAL & ENERGY OPERATIONS IN THE FIELD OF NATURAL GAS, LIQUID FUELS, HEAT AND GEOTHERMAL ENERGY
 
The Sector for Technical & Energy Operations in the Field of Natural Gas, Liquid Fuels, Heat and Geothermal Energy implements the following operations for the purposes of the Energy Regulatory Commission:
  • monitors the functioning of the natural gas, liquid fuels, heat and geothermal energy market;
  • takes care for the improvement and the protection of the rights of natural gas, liquid fuels, heat and geothermal energy consumers;
  • participates in the drafting  of regulations, pricing decisions and licence issuance in the field of natural gas, liquid fuels, heat and geothermal energy;
  • monitors the fulfillment of obligations upon the issuance of licences in the field of natural gas, liquid fuels, heat and geothermal energy;
  • takes part in and makes proposals in resolving the conflicts arising between service providers and beneficiaries in the field of natural gas, liquid fuels, heat and geothermal energy;
  • cooperates with the competent national authorities, local government bodies, trade companies executing energy-relating activities and service beneficiaries in the field of natural gas, liquid fuels, heat and geothermal energy; and
  • participates in adequate work groups belonging to regional and international organisations.
 
SECTOR FOR ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
The Sector for Economic Affairs implements the operations relating to the monitoring of the situation with the energy market in the Republic of Macedonia and internationally; analysis of the economic status of energy-related activities; study of the financial situation of the energy-relating entities; monitoring of the energy price variations; application of methodologies and tariff systems for the pricing of particular kinds of energy; analysis of requests for price modifications submitted to particular energy-relating entities; and other operations for the purposes of the Energy Regulatory Commission.
 
SECTOR FOR LEGAL AFFAIRS
The Sector for Legal Affairs implements the following operations:
  • prepares all the regulations and other general and special legislative acts that are to be adopted by the Energy Regulatory Commission;
  • drafts the legal positions for the purposes of the Energy Regulatory Commission;
  • follows the legislation of the Republic of Macedonia and EU and informs the Energy Regulatory Commission about the need to draft new regulations compliant with the amended legislation and indicates to the Energy Regulatory Commission about the need to start an amending procedure for the existing legislation in the Republic of Macedonia;
  • participates in conflict resolution;
  • starts and participates in the procedures for protection and improvement of the rights of energy consumers; and
  • carries out other operations for the purposes of the Energy Regulatory Commission.
ADMINISTRATIVE & TECHNICAL SERVICE
The Administrative & Technical Service implements all the work pertaining to the administrative and technical support for the operation of the Energy Regulatory Commission.
 
Permanent and Temporary Work Groups
The permanent and temporary work groups are formed for the purposes of implementing the operations pertaining to the scope of competences of the Energy Regulatory Commission. The permanent work groups are formed for the implementation of operations relating to:
  • issuance of licences and monitoring of their implementation;
  • pricing and tariffs; and
  • participation in conflict resolution and proposal of measures to resolve the conflicts.
  • Temporary work groups are formed to implement operations of a temporary character, such as relating to:
  • drafting of rules and regulations that are under the competence of the Energy Regulatory Commission;
  • providing opinions on particular issues; 
  • implementing the operations deriving from international obligations; and
  • drafting proposals on procedures for individual specific issues under the competence of the Energy Regulatory Commission.
The establishment of the work groups is done by way of Resolution by the Energy Regulatory Commission which thereby defines the tasks, scope of operation, composition and the Head. The operations of work groups are headed by a Head appointed by the Energy Regulatory Commission. The temporary work groups are headed by one of the existing Heads of Sectors, depending on the closeness of the specific tasks to the operations regularly implemented in the corresponding sector. The permanent work groups are headed, as a rule, are headed by one of the Heads of Sectors, depending on the specific task for which the work group has been formed:   
  • for licence issuance and monitoring of licence implementation – Head of the Sector for Technical & Enertgy Operations;
  • pricing and tariffs – Head of the Sector for Economic Affairs; and 
  • participation in conflict resolution and proposing measures for conflict resolution – Head of the Sector for Legal Affairs.
  • Staff members in the specific sectors of the Energy Regulatory Commission are also appointed as part of the composition of permanent and temporary work groups.