Secretariat's methodology

About the applied methodology

  • Background


    For its assessment underpinning the Implementation Report findings, the Secretariat uses specific transposition and implementation indicators, paired with a methodology to calculate the summary indicators and the overall implementation score.

    The implementation indicator tables are based on a methodology quantifying the Contracting Parties’ success in transposing and implementing the acquis and having in place effective institutions. It is based on standardised assumptions and evaluations, cases under the Energy Community’s dispute settlement mechanism, country missions, review of legislation, market analysis, expert interviews and desk research. The quantification of all figures used to measure implementation was performed by experts of the Energy Community Secretariat.

    The final dataset entailed more than 2.000 individual values that were used to produce 38 key implementation indicators across the areas of work assessed by this Implementation report. To underscores the Energy Community's dedication to advancing towards a cleaner and more integrated energy market, the IR2023 for the first time groups the 38 indicators in five clusters.

  • Implementation assessment

    Implementation assessment

    The implementation assessment is based on a system of performance indicators.

    •  A total of 38 implementation indicators agregated per each Contracting Party across the areas of work: electricity, gas, oil, renewable energy, energy efficiency, environment, climate, national authorities and statistics. Aggregation is based on the weighting explained in the table below;
    • Five cluster implementation indicators aggregating the values at cluster level: Markets and integration (10 indicators), Decarbonising the energy sector (16 indicators), Ensuring energy security (3 indicators), Improving the environment (5 indicators), Performance of authorities (4 indicators); 
    • Summary indicators – the overall implementation score for each Contracting Party and overall (average) implementation score for the Energy Community calculated based on the sectoral indicators.

    All of the values are normalised to percentages between 0% and 100%, where 100% implies full implementation.

    For the Contracting Parties where certain indicators are not applicable (eg. due to the lack of a gas market in Kosovo* / Montenegro, or, lack of large combustion plants in Albania), these indicators were not taken into account in the overall score, but the remaining indicators were increased in weight, where justifiable.

  • Weighting per cluster

    Weighting per cluster