Energy efficiency

Implementation indicators

  • Energy Efficiency Targets and Policy Measures

    Energy Efficiency Targets and Policy Measures

    The NEEAP set the general 2020 target but not the specific targets required by the Energy Efficiency Directive. The revised Energy Efficiency Law (finalised in cooperation with the Secretariat) is in governmental procedure and awaits adoption. The fourth Annual Progress Report was submitted in June 2020.

  • Energy Efficiency in Buildings

    Energy Efficiency in Buildings

    The 2016 Law on Energy Performance of Buildings remains not implementable as two key drafted by-laws (on setting
    minimal energy performance requirements and certification of buildings) remain to be adopted. The calculation methodology for cost optimal levels of energy performance of buildings was adopted in July 2020.

  • Energy Efficiency Financing

    Energy Efficiency Financing

    No financing framework (fund) for energy efficiency exists. Draft amendments to the Energy Efficiency Law envisage support for the development of the ESCO market. Several international technical assistance and investment programmes (EU, EBRD/ GEFF, GGF, KfW) support energy efficiency improvements, especially in the building sector.

  • Energy Efficient Products - Labelling

    Energy Efficient Products - Labelling

    There was no progress with respect to updating the existing or adopting new regulations as required by the Ministerial
    Council Decisions adopted in September 2014 and November 2018.

  • Efficiency in Heating and Cooling

    Efficiency in Heating and Cooling

    Albania has no district heating or cooling systems in place. Draft amendments of the Energy Efficiency Law envisage obligations to assess the country’s high-efficiency cogeneration and efficient district heating and cooling potential.

State of implementation

Albania’s progress in the energy efficiency sector hinges upon the adoption of drafted legislative amendments transposing Directive 2012/27/EU and the adoption of missing by-laws implementing the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive and new labelling regulations. To rectify these non-compliance issues remains a priority for Albania, especially the adoption of the new Energy Efficiency Law.

As Albania failed to update its National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP) in 2019 as required under the reporting obligations of Directive 2012/27/EU, the country should now focus on the timely finalization and adoption of its integrated National Energy and Climate Plan. The Plan should include an extensive energy efficiency chapter.

With the Energy Efficiency Agency’s strengthened implementation role, the national energy efficiency fund, once in place, will provide additional financing opportunities and support the development of greater professional expertise in this sector.