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7 December 2021

Secretariat’s new Director on working visit to Moldova

His first mission took Director Lorkowski to Moldova.

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6 December 2021

Study paves way to better understand causes of energy poverty and proposes policies for its mitigation in the Energy Community

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3 December 2021

Secretariat’s Opinion on unbundling of Ukrainian transmission system operator Ukrenergo under the Third Energy Package

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Secretariat releases its 2021
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Published 15 November 2021

Author Energy Community Secretariat

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  • Just transition Initiative

    Just transition Initiative

    In order to be considered “just” and “inclusive”, energy transition processes need to ensure fairness via equal distribution, full recognition of rights and labour contributions, equal participation in decision-making procedures, and equal capabilities in renewable energy outcomes. This is why it is crucial to conceive a “just energy transition” NOT as a fixed set of rules, but rather as a vision, a process based on dialogue and an agenda for a participatory framework that prioritizes the needs and concerns of local residents, particularly vulnerable stakeholders. 

    The Energy Community Secretariat manages four interlinked projects, which together represent the key dimensions of the Just Transition Initiative. 

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  • Western Balkan Six Initiative

    Energy Community Western Balkan Six Initiative

    With the support of the Western Balkan 6 Initiative, the six Energy Community Contracting Parties in Southeast Europe have strengthened their efforts to develop a regional electricity market in the Western Balkan Region and beyond.  Under a process steered by the Energy Community Secretariat, the WB6 countries are removing step-by-step the existing legislative and regulatory barriers and enhancing the institutional structures necessary for the functioning of the market in line with the Energy Community Treaty and relevant EU acquis.

    The Secretariat documents the progress made with its WB6 Energy Transition Tracker.

     

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  • EU4ENERGY Governance

    EU4ENERGY Governance

    The EU4Energy Programme Phase II was launched by the European Union, as part of its Regional Action Programme – East. The action builds on the work of the EU4Energy Programme Phase I and the lessons learnt from it. 

    The new phase spans between 2021 and 2024. The objective of EU4Energy Project Phase II is to foster the clean energy transition and decarbonisation in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine and to contribute to the post 2020 Eastern Partnership architecture. These countries have already signed Association Agreements, including a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA), with the EU in the energy sector and they have a status of Contracting Parties within the scope of the Energy Community Treaty. The action will provide support through evidence-based energy policy design and through a transposition and implementation of the Energy Community acquis / DCFTA / EU best practice legal framework.

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  • Dispute Resolution and Negotiation Centre

    Dispute Resolution and Negotiation Centre

    The Secretariat’s Dispute Resolution and Negotiation Centre provides high-quality services in negotiation and mediation of investor-state disputes and offers negotiation support to national authorities in their negotiations with private parties. The Centre also facilitates the swift closure of dispute settlement cases under the Energy Community Treaty via tailor-made negotiation and mediation facilities.

    A group of experienced negotiators covering a wide-range of expertise supports the work of the Centre. 

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  • Energy Community Regulatory School

    Energy Community Regulatory School

    The Energy Community Regulatory School aims at supporting the technical knowledge of national energy regulatory authorities to effectively implement and efficiently apply the acquis  – such as but not limited to gas and electricity network codes and guidelines or REMIT as well as resulting increasingly developing market activities.

    Beyond the mere legal aspects, the Energy Community Regulatory School is dedicated to deliver practical insights and share experience made on EU level. Praxis oriented, interactive and in-depth discussions will be in the core of the training courses tailor made for the Contracting Parties’ regulators.

    The Secretariat began with the Energy Community Regulatory School training in late 2017. There have been 10 training courses so far, six more are planned for 2019. The training is an ongoing activity. 

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  • Investing in energy efficiency

    Investing in energy efficiency and small renewable installations – a possible response to economic recovery after the COVID-19

    Energy efficiency through its multiple benefits should not only be treated as “the first fuel”, but also as a source of economic regeneration post Corona Virus. 


    Source IEA
     

    For this to happen, there is a need for enhanced investments in building renovations, increased use of sustainable heating and cooling, support for economies to produce nationally and install energy efficient technologies in residential, public, commercial buildings.

    A strong partnership between International Financing Institutions, local partner banks, donors’ community, local materials and technologies manufacturers, installers, vendors and:  Investing in Clean Energy in the Western Balkans publication identified that energy efficiency investment needs in the regions’ building sector alone are probably in excess of €3 billion.

    An intensive communication and large public awareness raising of the available financing mechanisms, technologies, their benefits, and the financial support opportunities is critical.

    Having this in view, the Energy Community Secretariat has taken upon itself the “mission” of sharing information and raising awareness of already existing financing opportunities. 

     

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North Macedonia North Macedonia  on 23 November 2021

North Macedonia submits its fourth Progress Report on promotion and use of energy from renewable energy sources, covering period 2018-2019.

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Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina  on 27 October 2021

The fifth Annual Report under the Energy Efficiency Directive of Bosnia and Herzegovina was submitted to the Secretariat

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Georgia Georgia  on 15 October 2021

The natural gas market operator company, Georgian Gas Exchange LLC, was established as a subsidiary of GOGC and GGTC.

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Serbia Serbia  on 3 September 2021

The fourth NEEAP was adopted with delay in August 2021 and published in the Official Gazette no 86/21.

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North Macedonia North Macedonia  on 1 September 2021

A long-term strategy on climate action has been adopted by the Government.

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