updated: 29 May 2017





A key requirement for the 2nd EEAP is to include a thorough analysis and evaluation of the 1st EEAP, of the final results with regard to the fulfilment of energy savings targets, it should include plans for, and information on the anticipated effects of additional measures which address any existing or expected shortfall vis-à-vis the target, and gradually increase the use of harmonised efficiency indicators and benchmarks, both for the evaluation of past measures and ex-ante estimation of effects of planned future measures.


According to the Directive 2006/32/EC and Ministerial Council Decision of 2009, Contracting Parties shall submit their 2nd NEEAPs to the Secretariat by Jun 30, 2013. Process of development of 2nd NEEAP started in 2012 as part of  Energy Efficiency Task Force activities. This included:

  1. preliminary monitoring and reporting on implementation of the 1st NEEAPs. Relevant reports are available as part of the 15th EETF meeting documents.
  2. The Task Force further worked on development of the template to be used for 2nd NEEAP, which was presented at the 16th EETF meeting and Workshop on 2nd NEEAP preparation, organized on 04-05 Oct 2012 in Vienna.

One of the most important steps in the development of the 2nd EEAPs was the monitoring, verification, and evaluation of savings achieved through the 1st EEAP measures. In this respect, GIZ Open Regional Fond - Energy Efficiency provided comprehensive assistance and capacity building for the ontracting Parties in Western Balkans (with an option for Moldova and Ukraine to benefit from the results) for developing relevant methodology, and reporting on energy savings achieved. Moreover, the measures in the 2nd EEAPs were designed to a great extent by using the bottom-up methodology as a tool for ex-ante estimation of energy savings.


Furthermore, the European Commission/DG Enlargement through the IFI Coordination Office funded a study to identify sustainable financing options to implement EEAPs in order to support Contracting Parties in creating a proper regulatory and policy framework for the utilization of such financing mechanisms (2011-2012).


Second Energy Efficiency Action Plans Published on File Type
The second Energy Efficiency Action Plan of FYR of Macedonia 12 May 2014
The second Energy Efficiency Action Plan of Montenegro 17 Mar 2014
The second Energy Efficiency Plan of Serbia 03 Dec 2013
The second Energy Efficiency Action Plan of Kosovo* 01 Jun 2013
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 Guide and template for the preparation of the second national energy efficiency action plans


Secretariat's Second  EEAPs Assessment Report

The Secretariat’s assessment of the EEAPs was carried out between Jun 2013 and Jan 2014. Previous to that, the Secretariat commented on the draft EEAPs and provided recommendations for proper use of the EEAP template and the implementation of requirements of the energy efficiency directives. This report is based on a single evaluation framework for all EEAPs, and it is the similar with the one used by the European Commission when assessing the EU Member States’ 2nd EEAPs. 


It addresses the minimum reporting requirements as set out in the Directive, and covers developments in improving energy efficiency in energy supply, evaluation of efforts to improve energy efficiency in energy end-use, including in buildings, industry and SMEs, transport sectors, as well as horizontal, public sector and information and awareness raising measures. Final energy savings achieved up to 2012 and those targeted until 2018 are evaluated, as well as the overview of financing instruments supporting the implementation of energy efficiency measures.


In this report, all the analyses are based on the data provided in 2013 by Contracting Parties in their 2nd EEAPs. Since Moldova adopted its 1st EEAP, and Ukraine sent its final draft in 2013, this report also includes the assessment of these two 1st EEAPs.

 Annex: Assessments of the EEAPs of each Contracting Party (01 Dec 2014)





The implementation of the EEAPs is strongly supported by Open Regional Funds for South-East Europe – Energy Efficiency (ORF-EE), which is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and financed by the German Federal Government. 


The joint work between the EECG members and the ORF-EE has resulted in a web-based Monitoring and Verification Platform (MVP) for Energy Efficiency Plans. The MVP platform is a tool devised for planning of energy efficiency policy measures and the monitoring and verification of these measures. The basis for its functionality is the collection of framework data of individual projects. It is simple, tangible and focuses on main issues. The regional approach of the MVP fits very well into the setting of the EECG – it supports the Contracting Parties in comparing their national policy measures and provides for work effectiveness.


For further details please resort to the GIZ's recent brochure on the MVP.

 GIZ, Energy Efficiency Projects in South East Europe, Examples of Best Practices and Registration in the Monitoring and Verification Platform (30 Mar 2014)








According to Decision D/2009/05/MC-EnC and Article 14(2) of the Directive, Contracting Parties shall submit their first EEAPs to the Secretariat by Jun 30, 2010.

EEAPs are intended to set energy savings targets and propose concrete measures and actions at the level of each Contracting Party that would contribute to meeting the targets. For the purpose of the first EEAP, each Contracting Party should set an overall national indicative savings target of 9% or higher, to be achieved and measured in 2018, and an intermediate national indicative savings target to be achieved in 2012.

Furthermore, the EEAPs describe how the Contracting Parties intend to comply with the provisions on the exemplary role of the public sector and the provision of information and advice to final consumers. The work of the Energy Efficiency Task Force/ Coordination Group as well as donors’ technical assistance, has significantly contributed in the whole process of EEAPs preparation.


First Energy Efficiency Action Plans Published on File Type
The first Energy Efficiency Plan of the Republic of Moldova, 2010-2018 07 Feb 2013
The first Energy Efficiency Plan of Albania 2010-2018 05 Oct 2011
The first Energy Efficiency Plan of Kosovo* for the Period from 2010 to 2012 30 Sep 2011
The first Energy Efficiency Action Plan of Montenegro, 2010-2012 31 Dec 2010
The first Energy Efficiency Plan of the Republic of Serbia for the Period from 2010 to 2012 31 Jul 2010
The first Energy Efficiency Action Plan of FYR of Macedonia, 2010-2018 12 May 2010
The first Energy Efficiency Action Plan of Croatia, 2008-2010 30 Mar 2010

Note: The EEAPs for Ukraine is still pending.   


Secretariat's First EEAP Assessment Report

In Jan 2011, Secretariat prepared Report on the assessment of Contracting Parties’ EEAPs, as required by the Ministerial Council Decision D/2009/05/MC-EnC  with respect to Directive 2006/32/EC on energy end-use efficiency and energy services. Summary report was also presented at the meeting of the PHLG  in Mar 2011.

With this report, the Secretariat provided a synthesis of its assessment of the strategies and measures presented in the first EEAPs, prepared by six out of nine Contracting Parties. The synthesis report concludes the Secretariat’s assessment process and reporting on the first EEAPs, and it complements the Secretariat’s individual EEAP pre-assessments communicated to the Contracting Parties in the period Mar to Jun 2010.

The structure of the assessment report is similar to that used by the Commission’s services for the assessment of the first EEAP of the Member States.

 Energy Community Secretariat's Working Document on the Assessment of the NEEAPs