Today, Moldova has taken a significant step towards improving energy efficiency within its national economy by adopting an amendment to the Law on Energy Efficiency. The Energy Community Secretariat congratulates Moldova on its commitment to boosting energy efficiency practices.
The updated law includes several important provisions. It establishes the necessary legal framework for approving the National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP) and revises requirements for annual energy savings, energy metering, billing, and end-user access to information. Prioritizing investments in the existing residential building stock, the law utilizes the energy efficiency obligation scheme or alternative measures, as determined by the Government, to mobilize the necessary resources.
"We are pleased to see that our continuous assistance is yielding positive results for Moldova. The strengthening of the country's primary legislation and the progress made are encouraging. The Energy Community Secretariat will continue to support and provide guidance as the Law is implemented," noted Mr. Lorkowski, Director of the Energy Community Secretariat.
Additionally, the law establishes a National Information System for Energy Efficiency, incorporating the Monitoring and Verification Platform (MVP) developed with the assistance of the Secretariat in 2020 through the EU4Energy project co-funded by the European Union.
“The year 2023 has been declared as the year of energy efficiency and renewable energy in Moldova, and we are proud to have succeeded in strengthening our primary legislation. Thanks to the Secretariat’s and the EU4Energy project’s continuous support, the Ministry received assistance throughout the entire process, including the drafting and adoption of the bill. Now, it is the turn of Moldovan institutions to implement the Law”- added Minister Parlicov.
The Energy Community Secretariat remains committed to supporting Moldova's continued efforts in achieving its energy efficiency goals.
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