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A hands-on database on

biomass heating

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New WBIF publication

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News Overview
30 September 2020

Secretariat supports Albania’s decision to stop hydropower construction on the Vjosa river

The Energy Community Secretariat supports the announcement made by Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama to cancel plans for the construction of hydropower plants on the Vjosa river.

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29 September 2020

Energy Community Secretariat launches Heating and Cooling Network

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28 September 2020

Secretariat’s Policy Guidelines aim to bring to life renewables self-consumption in the Energy Community

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Secretariat launches its WB6 Energy Transition Tracker Read the first monitoring report

Published 16 July 2020

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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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  • Energy Community Regulatory School

    Energy Community Regulatory School

    The Energy Community Regulatory School aims at supporting the technical knowledge of national energy regulatory authorities to effectively implement and efficiently apply the acquis  – such as but not limited to gas and electricity network codes and guidelines or REMIT as well as resulting increasingly developing market activities.

    Beyond the mere legal aspects, the Energy Community Regulatory School is dedicated to deliver practical insights and share experience made on EU level. Praxis oriented, interactive and in-depth discussions will be in the core of the training courses tailor made for the Contracting Parties’ regulators.

    The Secretariat began with the Energy Community Regulatory School training in late 2017. There have been 10 training courses so far, six more are planned for 2019. The training is an ongoing activity. 

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  • Western Balkan Six Initiative

    Energy Community Western Balkan Six Initiative

    Under the Western Balkan 6 Initiative, the six Energy Community Contracting Parties in Southeast Europe have strengthened their efforts to develop a regional electricity market in the Western Balkan Region and beyond. Under a process steered by the Energy Community Secretariat, the WB6 countries are removing step-by-step the existing legislative and regulatory barriers and enhancing the institutional structures necessary for the functioning of the market in line with the Energy Community Treaty and relevant EU acquis.

     

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  • Investing in energy efficiency

    Investing in energy efficiency and small renewable installations – a possible response to economic recovery after the COVID-19

    Energy efficiency through its multiple benefits should not only be treated as “the first fuel”, but also as a source of economic regeneration post Corona Virus. 


    Source IEA
     

    For this to happen, there is a need for enhanced investments in building renovations, increased use of sustainable heating and cooling, support for economies to produce nationally and install energy efficient technologies in residential, public, commercial buildings.

    A strong partnership between International Financing Institutions, local partner banks, donors’ community, local materials and technologies manufacturers, installers, vendors and:  Investing in Clean Energy in the Western Balkans publication identified that energy efficiency investment needs in the regions’ building sector alone are probably in excess of €3 billion.

    An intensive communication and large public awareness raising of the available financing mechanisms, technologies, their benefits, and the financial support opportunities is critical.

    Having this in view, the Energy Community Secretariat has taken upon itself the “mission” of sharing information and raising awareness of already existing financing opportunities. 

     

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  • EU4ENERGY Governance

    EU4ENERGY Governance

    Under the EU4ENERGY Governance Project managed by the Energy Community Secretariat, three Energy Community Member countries – Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, one Observer – Armenia, and two neighbouring countries - Belarus and Armenia are receiving enhanced assistance to reform their legal and regulatory frameworks in line with the Energy Community Treaty and EU best practice.

    The Project covers gas, electricity, energy efficiency, energy-related environment, oil stocks and renewables issues and aims to improve the investment climate for key energy infrastructure projects. It is part of a wider EU4ENERGY Programme.

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  • Database on biomass based heating

    Database on biomass based heating

    The new online database on biomass-based heating aims to increase awareness about sustainable and efficient use of biomass. It features guidance for policy-makers to increase the use of biomass for heating in a sustainable manner as well as numerous public awareness raising materials, including best practice examples and policies across Europe and easy to download brochures and other materials. All information is available in seven languages, Albanian, Bosnian, Croatian, English, Macedonian, Montenegrin and Serbian.

    Now integrated into the Energy Community public website, the information package was originally a key deliverable of a World Bank financed energy efficiency project in Western Balkan. Due to the large amount of files, please be patient, the webpage takes longer to load.   

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Latest
Implementation
Updates

Ukraine Ukraine  on 15 September 2020

The Secretariat received the fourth Annual Report under the Energy Efficiency Directive from the Ukrainian authorities.

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North Macedonia North Macedonia  on 14 September 2020

The Government of North Macedonia to designate the Macedonian Electricity Market Operator - MEMO Ltd as an operator of the organized electricity market 

Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina  on 31 August 2020

Bosnia and Herzegovina submitted its fourth  Annual Report under the Energy Efficiency Directive to the Secretariat.

Georgia Georgia  on 11 August 2020

With Resolution No.46 on Approval of Electricity Market Rules, GENRC sets DAM rules, IDM rules and Balancing and Ancillary Services Market Rules in place.

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Moldova Moldova  on 22 July 2020

The Secretariat receives Moldova's fourth Annual Report under the Energy Efficiency Directive.

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Georgia Georgia  on 16 July 2020

With Resolution N39, GNERC approves the unbundling rules for distribution system operator.

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Albania Albania  on 15 June 2020

With its Decision No. 97, Energy Regulatory Authority approves the TAP network code.

Albania Albania  on 30 June 2020

Albania submitted the Secretariat its fourth Annual Report under the Energy Efficiency Directive. 

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Georgia Georgia  on 21 May 2020

The Parliament of Georgia adopts Law on Energy Efficiency and the Law on Energy Performance of Buildings, which transpose the EU Directives in this field. 

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