Energy efficiency

State of compliance

Kosovo* has achieved partial compliance with the energy efficiency acquis. Compliance remains problematic notably where legal acts have been drafted, but their adoption is pending (i.e. adoption of by-laws to implement Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, 3rd EEAP, etc.).


  • Energy Services Directive 2006/32/EC

    Energy Services Directive 2006/32/EC

    Certain key provisions of Directive 2006/32/EC were transposed by the Energy Efficiency Law (energy efficiency targets and plans, exemplary role of the public sector, energy management, energy auditing, role of state institutions and other bodies dealing with energy efficiency) and further implemented by secondary legislation and the EEAP.

    The adoption of the 3rd EEAP and additional secondary legislation necessary to fully implement Directive 2006/32/EC, including on financing instruments, energy efficiency procurement procedures, metering, informative billing and ESCOs, is still required to reach full compliance.

    The draft Energy Efficiency Law transposing the Energy Efficiency Directive is under preparation by KEEA. A preliminary draft shared with the Secretariat in January 2017 needed significant clarifications and changes. Subsequently, Kosovo* created a working group to improve the draft and ensure its compliance with the acquis. The work is ongoing.

  • Energy Labelling Directive 2010/30/EU

    Energy Labelling Directive 2010/30/EU

    The Administrative Instruction on the Labelling of Energy Related Products transposes Directive 2010/30/EU and the delegated regulations, as adopted by the Ministerial Council in 2010. However, Kosovo* has failed to implement the delegated regulations adopted by the Ministerial Council in October 2014. These are expected to be adopted after the entry into force of the Energy Efficiency Law.

  • Energy Performance of Buildings Directive 2010/31/EU

    Energy Performance of Buildings Directive 2010/31/EU

    The Law on Energy Performance of Buildings was adopted in December 2016. It rectified the breach identified by the Ministerial Council’s Decision on the lack of transposition of Directive 2010/31/EU of 2016. Nevertheless, the adoption of implementing by-laws on minimum energy performance requirements of buildings, national calculation methodology, energy performance certification of buildings and inspection of heating and air conditioning systems is pending. Thus Kosovo* fails to implement Directive 2010/31/EU.