Albania

Membership

Day of Accession
1 July 2006
Status
Contracting Party

Browse through Albania's
latest implementation updates

Latest developments in electricity Date
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
The government adopted the electricity market model. It defines a roadmap for electricity market reforms in the electricity sector of Albania. July 2016
ERE amended the Electricity Market Rules in line with the PSL 2015 in relation to balancing. December 2015
The new Power Sector Law compliant with the Third Energy Package entered into force. June 2015

 

Latest developments in climate Date

 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
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

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
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
Albania's Council of Ministers adopted the National Renewable Energy Action Plan. The English version was submitted to the Secretariat and is now on-line. March 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
Following the company’s application, ERE opened the procedure for certification of Albgaz by its decision of 2 March 2017. The preliminary certification decision was adopted by ERE  and submitted to the Secretariat for its opinion. May 2017
The Secretariat and the Ministry of Energy and Industry reached an agreement on the gas market secondary legislation Action Plan. November 2015

 

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
benchmark data

In general

Sustainability performance, Implementation performance, Energy mix

Electricity

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Gas

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Renewable energy

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Energy Efficiency

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Enviroment

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