Energy efficiency

Implementation indicators

  • Energy Efficiency Targets and Policy Measures

    Energy Efficiency Targets and Policy Measures

    The 2018 Law on Energy Efficiency set a final energy cap consumption target for 2020, an energy efficiency obligation with a 0,7% target and a 1% annual central government buildings renovation target. The National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP) 2019 - 2021, defining the implementing policy measures, was positively assessed by the Secretariat in October 2019 but its adoption is pending. The fourth Annual Progress Report was not submitted.

  • Energy efficiency in buildings

    Energy efficiency in buildings

    During this reporting period, a draft plan on nearly zero-energy buildings and a draft building renovation strategy were submitted to the Secretariat, but their adoption (required by the Energy Efficiency Law) is still pending.

  • Energy efficiency financing

    Energy efficiency financing

    The Energy Efficiency Fund has secured financing until 2022, with EUR 1 mil. annually from the Government, EU grant of EUR 10 mil. and a Word Bank loan of EUR 5 mil. In July 2020, the Fund and the Energy Efficiency Agency signed an agreement to support a revolving financial mechanism for the renovation of public (and later residential) buildings. Rules on energy efficient public procurement, Energy Services Companies (ESCO) and energy performance and supply contracts are in line with the acquis. The draft NEEAP includes measures for the development of an ESCO market.

  • Energy efficient products - labelling

    Energy efficient products - labelling

    Kosovo* still fails to implement the delegated regulations adopted by the Ministerial Council in October 2014 and November 2018. The 2012 labelling regulation implemented only the Ministerial Council Decision from 2010.

  • Efficiency in Heating and Cooling

    Efficiency in Heating and Cooling

    Kosovo* has district heating systems in four municipalities, which predominately rely on coal (94%) and petroleum products (6%). There is a dual model of billing (metered and unmetered) and the second model prevails at present. The Gjakova municipality is constructing a biomass cogeneration plant, which will replace the existing petroleum heating plant. Kosovo* has not yet assessed its potential for high efficiency cogeneration and efficient district heating and cooling, as required by the Energy Efficiency Directive.

State of compliance

Kosovo*’s progress during this reporting period was characterised by the drafting of a set of important strategic and legal documents (NEEAP, Building Renovation Strategy and National Plan for Nearly Zero Energy Buildings, by-laws on energy efficient public procurement, energy services and energy audits) and activities of the Energy Efficiency Fund to implement a new financing mechanism for public buildings. However, the adoption of the remaining secondary legislation required for implementation of the Energy Efficiency Law was delayed.

The main priority remains the adoption of the draft NEEAP and secondary legislation to implement the new Energy Efficiency Law. Notification of Article 7 implementation (energy efficiency obligation scheme) and the overall annual report on the progress in implementation of the Energy Efficiency Directive should be submitted without further delay. A Monitoring and Verification Platform (MVP) should be put into operation and used by the Energy Efficiency Agency for monitoring and verification of energy savings

The transposition of the remaining labelling delegated regulations and the finalization of secondary legislation to introduce energy efficiency criteria in public procurement also remain priorities.