Albania

Membership

Day of Accession
1 July 2006
Status
Contracting Party

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latest implementation updates

Latest developments in electricity Date
The regulatory authority (ERE) transposed the REMIT Regulation. May 2021
The balancing rules approved by ERE  in 2020 entered into force, marking the start of a competitive balancing market. April 2021

As a step towards functional unbundling, the compliance programme of distribution system operator (OSSH) was approved by ERE, but the monitoring of its implementation and appointment of a compliance officer is pending.
December
2020
Albanian Parliament adopted amendments to the Power Sector Law of 2015, which improve its compliance with the electricity acquis May 2020

 

Latest developments in climate Date
As the second Contracting Party, Albania submitted a draft NECP to the Secretariat for formal recommendations. July 2021
The Albanian Parliament approves a new Law on Climate Change (Nr. 155/2020). December 2020
Decision no 499 of the Council of Ministers on the proposal of the draft Law "On climate change" was adopted. Albania is now waiting for the Law to be adopted by the Parliament. July 2019
Latest developments in energy efficiency Date
Albanian parliament amends the Law on energy efficiency and sets mandatory targets for the public, private sector, and large consumers. February 2021
The government adopted two decisions with procedures for the energy performance certification of buildings in Albania,  including registration, verification and supervision of EPCs. November 2020
Albania submitted the Secretariat its fourth Annual Report  under the Energy Efficiency Directive.  June 2020
Albania submitted the Secretariat its second Annual Report  under the Energy Efficiency Directive.  March 2019
ECO model contracts and a legal gap analysis were finalised and submitted to the Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy by EBRD and the Energy Community Secretariat, as part of an international technical assistance programme (REEP Plus). June 2018

 

Latest developments in renewable energy Date
Albania adopted a decision to prolong the revised National Renewable Energy Action Plan (NREAP) and to
extend the 2020 renewable target until the end of 2021, with the aim to bridge the gap until targets for 2030 are adopted.

February 2021

Albania submitted its fourth progress report on promotion and use of energy from renewable sources under Article 22 of the Renewable Energy Directive to the Secretariat.  July 2021
The third progress report on the promotion of renewable energy for the years 2016 - 2017 was submitted to the Secretariat. March 2019

 

Latest development in environment Date
The Parliament adopted amendments to the Energy Efficiency Law transposing Directive 2012/27/EU (which repealed Directive 2006/32/EC). With the entry into force of the law, the breaches (Case ECS 10/13) identified by the Ministerial Council were addressed.  March 2021
With regard to the obligations related to marine fuels, a Decision of the Council of Ministers “On the quality of certain liquid fuels used for thermal, civil, industrial and sea transport” was adopted, transposing the relevant provisions of the Sulphur in Fuels Directive. June 2019
The Law on Protected Areas was amended by Regulation No. 593 to emphasise the planning and development of protected areas. October 2018

 

Latest developments in cybersecurity Date
A new National Strategy for Cybersecurity was adopted. It defines policy objectives also for the energy sector and aims to further align the national legal framework with EU directives and regulations. December
2020
Latest development in gas  
Building on the regulatory framework of the 2015 Gas Law, the start of the commercial operation of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) is the most important event for the development of Albania’s gas market so far.  November 2020
With its Decision No. 97, Energy Regulatory Authority approves the TAP network code. June 2020
With its Decision No 65, the national regulatory authority approves the ALBGAZ network code April 2020

 

Latest development in renewable energy Date
Albania's Council of Ministers adopted the National Renewable Energy Action Plan in Jan 2016. The English version was submitted to the Secretariat and is now on-line. March 2016
Parliament of Albania passed the Law on Promotion of the Use of Energy from Renewable Sources. February 2017

 

Latest developments in energy efficiency Date

Law on energy performance of buildings (transposing Directive 2010/31/EU) was adopted by the Albanian parliament.

November 2016

 

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IR2020 / Albania

Albania's 2020 implementation
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In general

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Gas

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Energy Efficiency

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