Secretariat's WB6 Energy Transition Tracker

Third edition, June 2021

The winds of change started to make their way through energy sectors of the Western Balkans, shifting the discourse on the sector’s future from coal to energy transition and boosting renewables. While in practice decarbonisation in the WB6 has yet to get off the ground, effects of the energy transition in the European Union, notably of pricing CO2 emissions, have started to spill over to the energy markets of the Western Balkans.

The absence of structured energy transition plans raises uncertainties about the direction and speed the transition will take in the Western Balkans. These uncertainties are echoed in the calls of market participants and investors for more predictability. That is why agreeing on credible decarbonisation paths towards achieving 2030 and 2050 targets should be the main task of WB6 parties in the coming months.

The expected adoption of the Energy Community Decarbonisation Roadmap and the Clean Energy Package by the Energy Community Ministerial Council on 25 November 2021 will bring predictability and set the legal basis for decarbonisation on the Energy Community level, starting with the adoption of 2030 targets and National Energy and Climate Plans (NECP).

Despite these uncertainties, the Western Balkan 6 parties are moving on with the implementation of actions agreed by the Sofia Declaration on the Green Agenda for the Western Balkans. As the process unfolds, the WB6 Energy Transition Tracker continues to monitor and assess the progress through qualitative and quantitative indicators related to reducing emission footprints, improving functioning of the energy markets, scaling up renewables, improving energy efficiency and planning for the decarbonised energy future.

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  • Share of coal-based capacity

    2016 - 2020 share of coal-based capacity / production in total WB6 capacity / production

    Status: 06/2021
    Source: compiled and calculated by the Energy Community Secretariat

  • Installed RES electricity generation capacities

    Installed WB6 electricity generation capacities from renewables 2016 - 2020 (MW)

    Note: excluding large hydro power
    Status: 06/2021
    Source: compiled and calculated by the Energy Community Secretariat

  • Nationally Determined Contributions

    State of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC2) preparation in WB6

    Status: 02/2021
    Source: compiled by the Energy Community Secretariat

  • National Energy and Climate Plans

    State of National Energy and Climate Plans preparation in WB6

    Status: 06/2021
    Source: compiled by the Energy Community Secretariat
    View also the separate NECP-page for further details

  • Climate Law

    Status que of elements needed for a draft Climate Law in WB6

    Status: 06/2021
    Source: compiled by the Energy Community Secretariat

  • Share of renewable energy

    Share of renewable energy in gross final energy consumption in 2019 (relative to 2020 target)

    Status: 06/2021
    Source: EUROSTAT data, compiled and calculated by the Energy Community Secretariat

  • Installed capacities of self-consumers

    Installed capacities of self-consumers in kW

    Status: 06/2021
    Source: Compiled by the Energy Community

  • Implementation of energy efficiency 2020 targets

    WB6 implementation of energy efficiency 2020 targets

    Status: 06/2021
    Source: compiled and calculated by the Energy Community Secretariat

  • Energy productivity 2019

    WB6 energy productivity as a share (%) of EU average, 2019

    Note: The energy productivity indicator is calculated in line with EUROSTAT methodology (GDP divided by the gross
    available energy) and expressed in relation to the EU average (set to equal 100%). It shows a degree of decoupling of
    energy use from growth in GDP.
    Status: 06/2021
    Source: compiled and calculated by the Energy Community Secretariat

  • Investment gap in buildings programmes

    Investment gap in energy efficiency in WB6 buildings programmes

    Status: 06/2021
    Source: compiled and calculated by the Energy Community Secretariat
    For more details: Energy Efficiency in Buildings in the Contracting Parties of the Energy Community

     

  • Fuels used in district heating

    Fuels used and share (%) of co-generation in district heating, 2019

    *combined heat and power
    Status: 06/2021
    Source: compiled and calculated by the Energy Community Secretariat