State of compliance

Moldova transposed the general requirements on energy statistics and complies with all key obligations of the statistical acquis.

  • Regulation (EC) 1099/2008 on Energy Statistics

    Regulation (EC) 1099/2008 on Energy Statistics

    Since 2012, the NBS has been preparing annual statistical data in line with the unified format of IEA / EUROSTAT. Energy balances are published on NBS’s website. Annual questionnaires are transmitted to EUROSTAT timely and published in the respective databases. Annual data are obtained using unified questionnaires for all registered legal entities in Moldova.

    Based on the results of the survey on energy consumption in households conducted by NBS, disaggregated data on energy consumption in households, in accordance with Regulation (EU) 431/2014 amending Regulation 1099/2008, are compiled and transmitted to EUROSTAT.

    The NBS is producing annual statistics fully in compliance with the acquis. However, there is a problem with the reporting of energy flows to and from Transnistria in the standardized format of annual questionnaires, leading to periodic statistical differences in electricity data. The NBS is working with EUROSTAT, IEA and the Secretariat to resolve the issue in a consistent manner.

    The reporting scheme for monthly data has been established in Moldova and NBS publishes monthly datasets for coal, oil and petroleum products, natural gas and electricity.

    The NBS has been compiling Joint Organisations Data Initiative (JODI) oil and gas questionnaires starting with January 2015 and the information is available in the global JODI database from 2016.

    Moldova has ensured compliance with its acquis obligations as regards monthly statistics defined in the General Policy Guideline on a Roadmap on Implementation of Certain Deadlines of Council Directive 2009/119/EC in the Energy Community and Annex C of Regulation (EC) 1099/2008/EC.

    Until now, Moldova has reported only monthly data on solid fossil fuels to EUROSTAT. Although monthly data for other products are collected and disseminated by NBS, they are not transmitted to EUROSTAT in the prescribed format. This is the only reason why Moldova has not fully implemented its reporting obligations from Annex C and D of Regulation (EC) 1099/2008 yet.

    In the process of statistical production, NBS follows the prescribed standards and procedures, supported by a robust methodology. Such an established quality system has allowed NBS to timely prepare and transmit a quality report on its annual statistics in accordance with the Regulation.

  • Regulation (EU) 2016/1952

    Regulation (EU) 2016/1952 on European statistics on natural gas and electricity prices

    The NBS has established a methodology and a reporting system to collect electricity and gas prices.

    Regular surveying of electricity and gas prices charged to end-users was initiated in 2015.

    Since then, price statistics are being published on NBS’s website, covering biannual gas and electricity price data per consumption band and disaggregated electricity prices for industrial end-users and households, broken down per price component. Reporting of natural gas prices is established since 2018.

    Price data are transmitted to EUROSTAT in line with the acquis. In this respect, Moldova has achieved compliance with the acquis on price statistics.