Public Consultations

The Secretariat regularly seeks views of the public on matters affecting them. In holding a public consultation, the Secretariat aims to improve the efficiency, transparency and stakeholder engagement in the design of future legislation, policy guidelines or large-scale projects. All of the Secretariat's public consultations are conducted online.

Depending on the choice of the respondents, the contributions received will be published in this section of the Energy Community website. All the questionnaires contain a mandatory disclosure question. The respondents have the choice - they can remain anonymous or disclose one's contact details.

  • Public consultation on proposed 2020 PECI and PMI projects

    Public consultation on proposed 2020 PECI and PMI projects

    Objectives
    The objective of this on-line public consultation was to seek views on the proposed infrastructure projects in the areas of electricity, gas or oil.
    Consultation period
    30 March 2020  to 30 April 2020
    Policy field
     infrastructure
    Outcome
    Ministerial Council Decision on the approval of the 2020 PECI/PMI projects list, due November 2020 

     

  • Public consultation on Guidance on the environmental assessments of small hydropower plants

    Public consultation on Guidance on the environmental assessments of small hydropower plants

    Objectives
    The objective of this online public consultation was to seek views on the draft Policy Guidelines on small hydropower projects in the Energy Community.
    Consultation period
    13 May 2020 to 15 June 2020
    Policy field
      environment 

      renewable energy
     
    Outcome 
    Approved Policy Guidelines 02/2020-ECS, published 17 September 2020

     

  • Public consultation on implementation of Fuel Quality Directive 98/70/EC in the Energy Community

    Public consultation on implementation of Fuel Quality Directive 98/70/EC in the Energy Community

    Objective
    To ensure that all views are considered in the design of future legislation, the Secretariat opened a public consultation to give all interested stakeholders the opportunity to share their views and experiences in the field of fuel quality. The public consultation sought views on the Concept paper on implementation of Fuel Quality Directive 98/70/EC.
    Consultation period
    8 July 2020 to 16 August 2020
    Policy fields
      environment
     
       oil
    Outcome
    Final paper to be tabled at the next Energy Community Ministerial Council for discussions/next steps, due November 2020

     

  • Public consultation on draft Policy Guideline on Integration of Renewables self-consumers

    Public consultation on draft Policy Guideline on Integration of Renewables self-consumers

    Objective
    In 2018, a legally binding framework for self-consumption was adopted in the European Union (EU) as part of the so-called Clean Energy for all Europeans Package (CEP). Among other things, the CEP promotes the role of final customers in the energy transition. The objective of this online public consultation was to seek views on the draft Policy Guidelines on integration of renewables self-consumers. 
    Consultation period
    17 June to 31 July 2020
    Policy field
      renewable energy
    Outcome

    Approved Policy Guidelines 03/2020-ECS, 28 September 2020