National Energy Efficiency Program 2011-2020

Last updated: 12 May 2021
Complementing the Energy Strategy of Moldova until 2030 are the National Energy Efficiency Program (NEEP) 2011-2020, the National Energy Efficiency Action Plans (NEEAP) 2013-2015, 2016-2018 and the National Renewable Energy Action Plan (NREAP) 2013-2020. The NEEP, NEEAPs and NREAP were designed in accordance with Moldova commitments under the Energy Community Treaty. Aiming at reduction of the energy and energy resources import dependence and of the negative impact of the energy sector on the climate change, the Program defined the following overall targets for Moldova, considering as the base year 2009, if not specified otherwise: Increase in efficiency of the total primary energy consumption by 20% by 2020; Increase of RES share in the total energy mix from 6% in 2010 to up to 20% in 2020; Increase of biofuels share in the total fuel consumption to at least 10% by 2020; reduction by 2020 of at least 25% of GHG emissions, compared to the base year 1990. NEEP 2011-2020 targets are due to be revised based on the: Assessments of the Energy Efficiency Action Plans of each Contracting Party performed and published by the Energy Community Secretariat in 2014 (Annex 4/32nd PHLG/03-03-2014); Decision of the Ministerial Council of the Energy Community D/2015/08/MC-EnC of 16 October 2015 on the implementation of the Directive 2012/27/EU of 25 October 2012 on energy efficiency, amending Directives 2009/125/EC and 2010/30/EU and repealing Directives 2004/8/EC and 2006/32/EC. The indicative 2020 target for final energy saving has been proposed in the NEEAP 2016-2020 basing on the ESD and is 167.2 ktoe (2016 - 92.9 ktoe). With the new 2018 Law on energy efficiency (which transposes the Energy Efficiency Directive 27/2012/EU), Moldovan authorities plan to abolish the NEEP as a planning document, further relying exclusively on NEEAPs.

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