Energy efficiency

Implementation indicators

  • Energy Efficiency Targets and Policy Measures

    Energy Efficiency Targets and Policy Measures

    The 2020 target as well as the sector specific targets were set in the 2018 Energy Efficiency Law. The NEEAP 2019 - 2021 was adopted in December 2019. In summer 2020, Moldova submitted the fourth Annual Progress Report in line with the Energy Efficiency Directive. In the reporting period, several sub-laws were adopted such as the programme for the renovation of buildings owned and occupied by central government authorities for the period 2019 - 2020 and the new Regulation on energy audit and energy auditors.

  • Energy efficiency in buildings

    Energy efficiency in buildings

    The implementation of the Buildings Directive is still incomplete. Progress in 2020 included the preparation of an updated national methodology for minimum energy performance of buildings and related certificate calculation tool, including minimum energy performance requirements. The adoption of both by-laws is pending. The national action plan to increase the number of nearly zero-energy buildings is yet to be drafted and adopted.

  • Energy efficiency financing

    Energy efficiency financing

    In 2019, the Energy Efficiency Agency absorbed the energy efficiency fund following a governmental decree. The Agency launches regular calls for public building renovation projects, supported by grants from the Government and the EU. A public building renovation programme supported by the EU and IFIs is to start in 2021. Energy efficiency in hospitals will be also supported by IFIs.

  • Energy efficient products - labelling

    Energy efficient products - labelling

    By end of 2019, Moldova adopted all the regulations mandatory under Directive 2010/30/EU. Moldova did not transpose Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 yet, which is planned for 2021, and hence is not in full compliance with the acquis related to energy efficient products.

  • Efficiency in heating and cooling

    Efficiency in heating and cooling

    Moldova has two towns (Chisinau and Balti) which have district heating systems using combined heat and power technology based on natural gas. Biomass-fired heating systems were installed in 144 public institutions in rural communities. Moldova has not yet prepared the national assessment of its high efficiency cogeneration and efficient district heating potential as required by the Energy Efficiency Directive.

State of compliance

Despite the difficult circumstances caused by elections and the Covid-19 crisis, Moldova made good progress, including by drafting the missing regulations required to implement the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, but did not to adopt these.

In the next reporting period, Moldova’s first priority is the full implementation of the Energy Efficiency Law to bring the country into full compliance with new Directive 2012/27/EU, by adopting the by-laws on mandatory energy audits for large enterprises and the long-term building renovation strategy, that are already drafted. The second priority is to achieve full compliance of the Law on Energy Performance of Buildings with Directive 2010/31/EU by implementing the building certification system, including the calculation tool for building performance certificates, which are already drafted.