Electricity Post-Privatization: Initial Lessons Learned in South East EuropeUploaded: 1 of May, 2009

The privatization of electricity distribution and generation companies in Bulgaria, Macedonia and Romania are valuable examples which demonstrate the challenges involved in moving from state to privately owned companies. The issues raised in this report underscore the importance of sector reforms and the consistent application of independent and effective regulations in countries with newly privatized electricity companies. In all three countries the regulatory framework takes on significant importance as electricity prices are balanced with service quality and continued investments.