Albania

Membership

Day of Accession
1 July 2006
Status
Contracting Party

Browse through Albania's
latest implementation updates

Latest developments in electricity Date
Following the signing of a service agreement on regional security coordination between the transmission system operator and the Security Coordination Centre (SCC),  the procurement of services in Albania commenced. June 2018
ERE approved new tariff methodologies for transmission and distribution. The new tariffs for 2018 were published by ERE, OST and OSHEE. December 2017
A Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the establishment and operation of the Albanian power exchange between the Governments of Kosovo* and Albania was signed.  November 2017
A regulation on procedures for procuring electricity to cover losses by the transmission and distribution system operators entered into force. September 2017
OST, the transmission system operator, appointed a compliance officer which was approved by the regulator ERE.
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September 2017
Following the certification, OST, the transmission system operator, became member of ENTSO-E in April 2017. April 2017
Following the Secretariat’s Opinion 01/17, the regulatory authority ERE certified OST as the transmission system operator of Albania.  March 2017

 

Latest developments in climate Date
Draft Law on Climate Change and a draft Decision on a mechanism for monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions were subject to a public consultation. March 2017

 As a non-Annex I party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Albania ratified the Paris Agreement.

November 2016

Latest developments in energy efficiency Date
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
The 1st Annual Report under the Energy Efficiency Directive was finally submitted. March 2018
Council of Ministers approves Albania's  National Energy Efficiency Action Plan December 2017
The energy efficiency agency was formally established by the Government in December 2016 December 2016
The Ministry established a technical working group to prepare a methodology for calculating the energy performance of buildings, minimum energy performance requirements and certification procedures. November 2017

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

November 2016

 

Latest developments in renewable energy Date
Albania successfully completes the first-ever renewable energy support auction in the Energy Community. November 2018

ERE published the decision with the tariffs for small hydropower producers calculated based on the methodology and valid for 2018.

January 2018
The Government adopted a revised methodology setting the tariffs for existing priority producers to address overcompensation under the existing scheme and ending the period of instability for current investors in hydropower capacities. November 2017
Parliament of Albania passed the Law on Promotion of the Use of Energy from Renewable Sources. February 2017 
The second progress report on the promotion of renewable energy for the years 2014 - 2015 was submitted to the Secretariat. January 2017
Albania adopted a new Law on Energy Performance of Buildings, including provisions for incorporating renewable energy technologies in newly built or renovated buildings to transform them into nearly zero-energy buildings. November 2016

 

Latest development in environment Date
A new Law on Protected Areas was adopted, defining special protective areas in accordance with the requirements of the Wild Birds Directive and mandating the National Agency for Protected Areas for their designation. May 2017
Between September 2016 and May 2017, Albanian authorities carried out 104 environmental impact assessments. May 2017

 

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Latest development in gas Date
Pursuant to ERE Decision No 161, the national regulatory authority adopted the General conditions for the supply of natural gas. July 2018
Operational rules for the natural gas supplier of last resort were drafted by ERE and adopted. April 2018
Following ERE's new Rules on switching of the natural gas supplier and the General conditions for the supply of natural gas, the Cabinet of Ministers adopted a Decision for Designation of the Natural Gas Supplier of Last Resort. February 2018
Albania’s regulator adopted a transmission tariff methodology for the gas sector for the first time. November 2017

Albgaz, a state-owned company performing transmission and distribution of natural gas, was certified under the ownership unbundling model.

November 2017
Following the company’s application, ERE opened the procedure for certification of Albgaz by its decision. The preliminary certification decision was adopted by ERE and submitted to the Secretariat for its opinion. May 2017

 

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

 

Albania's energy sector
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In general

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Electricity

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Gas

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Renewable energy

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Energy Efficiency

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Environment

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Oil

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Statistics

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Infrastructure

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Climate

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Competition

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