Energy efficiency

Implementation indicators

  • Energy efficiency targets and policy measures

    Energy efficiency targets and policy measures

    The NEEAP 2019 - 2021 has still not been formally submitted to the Secretariat or adopted. The fourth Annual Progress Report was submitted in August 2020, meets the requirements of the Energy Efficiency Directive, and reports on targets for 2020 and 2021 and projections up to 2030. A specific target and policy measures (for building renovation and
    the energy efficiency obligation scheme) have also been finalized and supported with proposals for legislative changes, but not adopted.

  • Energy efficiency in buildings

    Energy efficiency in buildings

    Long-term building renovation strategies have been drafted on state and entity levels, together with necessary amendments to primary legislation (so far only adopted in Republika Srpska). Implementation progressed in Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina with the adoption of rulebooks for energy performance requirements of buildings and regular
    inspections of heating and air conditioning systems in November 2019.

  • Energy efficiency financing

    Energy efficiency financing

    Each entity has established an energy efficiency and environmental fund, which also covers monitoring of implementation and reporting on achieved savings. The adopted energy efficiency laws of both entities and the draft law of Brčko District recognize ESCOs and energy performance contracting. However, the ESCO market is not functioning and important implementation gaps remain in e.g. public procurement, multi-year budgeting and adoption of model ESCO contracts.

  • Energy efficient products - labelling

    Energy efficient products - labelling

    No progress took place with respect to the update of the labelling regulation in the reporting period, as required by the Ministerial Council decision adopted in November 2018. To date, only a part of the regulation was adopted back in 2016 in Republika Srpska.

  • Institutional capacities

    Institutional capacities​​​​​​​

    Bosnia and Herzegovina has 32 district heating systems, covering around 8% of total heat demand in 2018. They are regulated by local self-governments, and the majority charge lump sums per square meter of the heated space (instead of accurate consumption based billing). Modernisation of district heating systems is ongoing, including several biomass-based district heating projects supported by EBRD. The assessment of high-efficiency cogeneration and efficient district
    heating and cooling potential required by the Energy Efficiency Directive is not yet finalised.

State of compliance

In the reporting period, Bosnia and Herzegovina submitted its fourth Annual Progress Report under the Energy Efficiency Directive and adopted secondary legislation to underpin the implementation of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. However, implementation of energy efficiency legislation is still not sufficient and further action is necessary to achieve full compliance with the energy efficiency acquis.

The first priority remains the adoption of the National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP) and transposition of the Energy Efficiency Directive and the Energy Labelling Regulation through amendments of the existing primary legislation in the two entities and adoption of the draft Energy Efficiency Law in the Brčko District.

The second priority is adoption of the draft long-term building renovation strategies and the secondary legislation on establishing an energy efficiency obligation scheme and a comprehensive energy management and information system, as well as finalisation of the assessment of the potential for the application of high-efficiency cogeneration and efficient district heating.

Energy efficiency criteria should be introduced in state public procurement procedures and public-private partnership schemes made attractive for energy efficiency projects in order to boost the creation of an energy efficiency market in Bosnia and Herzegovina.