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News Overview
25 May 2023

Energy Community Parliamentary Plenum discusses progress and green energy

The Energy Community Parliamentary Plenum meeting, held on May 23rd, marked a significant gathering of members from the European Parliament and national parliaments representing the Energy Community Contracting Parties. Esteemed participants included delegates from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, North Macedonia, Georgia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, and Ukraine.

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25 May 2023

Energy Community Secretariat reaffirms commitment to supporting Moldova in energy sector reform

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25 May 2023

The Secretariat welcomes Kosovo*'s first solar auction

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The Secretariat releases its
2022 Implementation Report
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Published 7 December 2022

Author Energy Community Secretariat

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  • Clean energy package targets adopted

    Clean Energy Package and 2030 targets

    The 2022 Energy Community Ministerial Council adopted 2030 energy and climate targets to reduce primary and final energy consumption, accelerate the uptake of renewables and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to achieve climate neutrality by 2050. The Ministers agreed to national renewables targets that amount to an overall Energy Community target of 31.0% of energy from renewable sources in gross final energy consumption by 2030. To boost energy efficiency and energy savings, they agreed to cap the amount of primary energy consumption at 129.88 Mtoe and the amount of final energy consumption at 79.06 Mtoe at the level of the Energy Community. They also agreed to cap the total greenhouse gas emissions for the Energy Community at 427.64 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent by 2030, which represents a decrease of 60.9% below 1990 levels.

    A year earlier, the ministers adopted five key legislative acts stemming from the EU’s Clean energy for all Europeans package: 

    • The new Renewables Directive 2018/2001 introduces new rules on support schemes, which shall be granted in an open, transparent, competitive, non-discriminatory and cost effective manner, and measures to tackle administrative barriers. It strengthens the existing sustainability criteria for biofuels and bioliquids, including an indicative target for increasing the use of renewables in heating and cooling sector. It empowers consumers, introducing the concept of renewable self-consumption and energy communities.
    • Amending Directive 2012/27/EU, the new acquis on energy efficiency sets stronger measures for buildings renovation and savings in end-use sectors. It also introduces rules on metering and billing of thermal energy, especially with respect to multi-apartment and multi-purpose buildings. Contracting Parties will be required to renovate each year at least 3% of the total floor area of buildings over 250 m2 owned and occupied by the central government. Under the energy savings obligation, Contracting Parties will be required to achieve new annual energy savings of at least 0.8% in end-use sectors such as buildings, industry and transport.
    • The Governance Regulation 2018/1999 sets common rules for planning, reporting and monitoring on energy and climate policies and targets. In particular, the Contracting Parties will be required to submit National Energy and Climate Plans.
    • The implementation of Electricity Directive 2019/944 and Risk Preparedness Regulation puts in place a new flexible and market-based electricity market design to facilitate the integration of a greater share of renewables. It will also offer opportunities for consumers to participate in the market through generating electricity for either their own consumption, storing it, sharing it, consuming it or to selling it back to the market.
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  • Just transition Initiative

    Just transition Initiative

    In order to be considered “just” and “inclusive”, energy transition processes need to ensure fairness via equal distribution, full recognition of rights and labour contributions, equal participation in decision-making procedures, and equal capabilities in renewable energy outcomes. This is why it is crucial to conceive a “just energy transition” NOT as a fixed set of rules, but rather as a vision, a process based on dialogue and an agenda for a participatory framework that prioritizes the needs and concerns of local residents, particularly vulnerable stakeholders. 

    The Energy Community Secretariat manages four interlinked projects, which together represent the key dimensions of the Just Transition Initiative. 

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  • EU4ENERGY Governance

    EU4ENERGY Governance

    The EU4Energy Programme Phase II was launched by the European Union, as part of its Regional Action Programme – East. The action builds on the work of the EU4Energy Programme Phase I and the lessons learnt from it. 

    The new phase spans between 2021 and 2024. The objective of EU4Energy Project Phase II is to foster the clean energy transition and decarbonisation in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine and to contribute to the post 2020 Eastern Partnership architecture. These countries have already signed Association Agreements, including a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA), with the EU in the energy sector and they have a status of Contracting Parties within the scope of the Energy Community Treaty. The action will provide support through evidence-based energy policy design and through a transposition and implementation of the Energy Community acquis / DCFTA / EU best practice legal framework.

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  • Dispute Resolution and Negotiation Centre

    Dispute Resolution and Negotiation Centre

    The Secretariat’s Dispute Resolution and Negotiation Centre provides high-quality services in negotiation and mediation of investor-state disputes and offers negotiation support to national authorities in their negotiations with private parties. The Centre also facilitates the swift closure of dispute settlement cases under the Energy Community Treaty via tailor-made negotiation and mediation facilities.

    A group of experienced negotiators covering a wide-range of expertise supports the work of the Centre. 

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Pick a date to find out about our many events!


Kosovo* Kosovo*   on 12 May 2023

Kosovo*'s announces its first solar auction, representing a significant stride towards the country's renewable energy objectives.

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Moldova Moldova  on 12 May 2023

Moldova has taken a significant step towards improving energy efficiency within its national economy by adopting an amendment to the Law on Energy Efficiency. 

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Kosovo* Kosovo*   on 12 May 2023

Kosovo* submits the Secretariat its  Fifth Progress Report  on Implementation of the National Renewable Energy Action Plan for years 2020 and 2021.

North Macedonia North Macedonia  on 10 May 2023

National electricity market operator, MEMO held its first day-ahead auction for electricity delivery.

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Moldova Moldova  on 4 May 2023

Moldova submitted Fifth Progress Report on Implementation of the National Renewable Energy Action Plan for years 2020 and 2021.

Ukraine Ukraine  on 17 April 2023

Following the binding opinion issued by the Secretariat on 31 March, the energy regulatory authority of Ukraine, NEURC, adopted a final decision to certify Ukrtransgaz as a storage system operator.

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Albania Albania  on 11 April 2023

Following its launch, Albanian Power Exchange (ALPEX) held its first day-ahead auction for the delivery of electricity as of 12 April.

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Serbia Serbia  on 21 March 2023

The Serbian Government terminated the ban on natural gas which was introduced last autumn. 

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