State of compliance
The transposition of the general requirement of the European code of statistics allows the institution in charge to comply with the acquis. The implementation is not sufficient though, primarily in terms of monthly statistics and partly price statistics.
Regulation (EC) 1099/2008
Regulation (EC) 1099/2008 on energy statistics
AKBN has been compiling an annual energy balance and questionnaires as defined by Regulation (EC) 1099/2008 and submitting annual questionnaires to EUROSTAT. The breakdown of energy consumption in households in accordance with Regulation (EU) 431/2014 amending Regulation (EC) 1099/2008 is reported and transmitted to EUROSTAT.
As regards annual energy statistics, including quality reporting, Albania has implemented the requirements of the acquis.
The obligations related to the preparation and dissemination of monthly statistics are also assigned to AKBN. Preparatory activities for implementation started in 2014, nevertheless, only monthly electricity data are available. Although monthly gas and oil data were transmitted for 2018, information for 2019 is still missing.
The necessary questionnaires and methodologies for the collection of oil statistics as required by the statistics and oil stocks acquis have not been developed yet and data are not published by AKBN nor INSTAT. Data submissions to EUROSTAT and the UN Statistics Division are also not taking place.
Submission of monthly data on coal, gas, oil and electricity to EUROSTAT or, as a first step, to the UN has not started yet. Largely due to the lack of human and financial resources, compilation of monthly energy statistics is still not adequate and monthly data are not disseminated as required by the acquis.
AKBN has submitted its first quality report in accordance with Article 5 of the Regulation to EUROSTAT.
Regulation (EU) 2016/1952
Regulation (EU) 2016/1952 on European statistics on natural gas and electricity prices
Price statistics fall in principle under the responsibility of INSTAT. In the absence of a clear separation of duties between AKBN and INSTAT, the former began collecting data in cooperation with ERE. AKBN is collecting and disseminating data on electricity prices charged to households. Data linked to natural gas is not relevant for Albania yet. Nevertheless, the set of compiled data is still incomplete. Prices charged to industrial end-users are not available yet.
In addition, the breakdown of electricity prices into main components, as required by the Regulation, is not compiled and transmitted to EUROSTAT. The missing datasets include price components charged to both household and non-household customers. Currently, Albania is the only Contracting Party failing to report end-user prices charged to non-household customers.
The statistics on end-user prices charged to non-household customers (industry) and the breakdown of prices, both household and non-household, into price components are not complete and do not comply with Regulation (EU) 2016/1952.