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About EU4Energy Governance

The EU4Energy Initiative covers all support from the European Union (EU) to improve energy supply, security and connectivity, as well as to promote energy efficiency and the use of renewables in the Eastern Partnership countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. It finances technical assistance projects and programmes that help to reform energy markets and to reduce national energy dependence and consumption. Over the longer term, this makes energy supply more reliable, transparent and affordable, thus reducing energy poverty and energy bills for both citizens and the private sector.

 

In the context of the EU4Energy Governance project, the Energy Charter Secretariat is cooperating closely with the governments of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Belarus in order to provide technical assistance to improve the rules and regulations governing the countries’ energy sectors. It has worked identify best practices in the EU that could correspond to each country's particular energy goals, needs and situations. Since 2016 areas of work have included improving energy efficiency regulations and enforcement, enhancing the investment climate in countries’ energy sectors and promoting of stakeholder consultations among others.

     

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Armenia Country Work Programme for 2018-2019

The overall purpose of the second  year (May 2018 - April 2019) country Work Programme is to follow up on the EU4Energy Governance activities carried out during the first year of implementation and in particular to support the implementation of specific EU4Energy Governance recommendations in the areas of energy efficiency and investment climate. 

The overall objectives for EU4Energy Governance activities for Armenia are:

  • Provide support to the operationalization of the agreed policy proposals from Component 2 or from other EU4Energy reports/studies;
  • Support to introducing more efficient and effective procedures including cross-ministerial cooperation and public consultation process;
  • Strengthen the technical, institutional and administrative capacity in Ministry of energy and other key ministries and agencies.

These objectives were identified following a comprehensive assessment regarding the status of the legislative, regulatory and institutional environment in the energy sector of the Republic of Armenia, consultations with national authorities, the EU Delegation to the Republic of Armenia and other stakeholders. 

Click here for a more detailed overview of the country Work Programme for the year 2018-2019.

Communication Workshop for Stakeholders Consultations and Inter-Ministerial Coordination

13 September 2018 | Yerevan, Armenia

Unlocking Energy Efficiency Potential and Energy Investment Risk Assessment

7-8 November 2017 | Yerevan, Armenia

    Press Release: EU4Energy Organized a high-level conference on unlocking energy efficiency potential in Armenia

    EU4Energy High-Level Conference on Energy Efficiency in Armenia | Energy Charter

    EU4Energy Organized a High-Level Conference on Unlocking Energy Efficiency Potential in ArmeniaAravot - Armenian News/

    Հայաստանի գյուղական համայնքներում էներգախնայողության ապահովման համար առանձնակի լուծումների կարիք կա | ArmenPress - Armenian News Agency

    Հայկ Հարությունյան. Մեկ շենքի հաշվով հնարավոր է մինչև 60 տոկոս էներգախնայողություն | NovostiNK.ru 

    Energy efficiency level of apartment buildings can be increased by 60% | 168hours

    Համաժողով նվիրված Հայաստանի էներգախնայողության ներուժի բացահայտմանը | Ministry of Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources of the Republic of Armenia

    Եվրոպան էներգախնայման ոլորտի փորձը փոխանցում է Հայաստանին | banks am

    «Եթե էներգախնայողության մեջ ներդրումներ կատարվեն, կնվազեն վճարումները պետության և բոլոր մարդկանց համար». Ուրբան Ռուսնակ | Aravot

    «Այսօր այդ ոլորտում միլիոնավոր աշխատատեղեր են ստեղծվում. ՀՀ-ին նույն ապագան է սպասվում». Լորենս Մերեդիթ | 168finance

    Էներգախնայողությանն ուղղված վարկերը Հայաստանի բնակչությանը հասանելի դարձնելու խնդիր կա. ԵՄ ծրագրի փորձագետ | ArmenPress - Armenian News Agency

    Էներգախնայողության ոլորտում ԵՄ ծրագրերի շահառու է դարձել 6 հազար տնային տնտեսություն | ArmenPress - Armenian News Agency

    Էներգախնայողությանն ուղղված վարկերը Հայաստանի բնակչությանը հասանելի դարձնելու խնդիր կա. ԵՄ ծրագրի փորձագետ | Lragir Armenia

    Էներգախնայողության ոլորտում ԵՄ ծրագրերի շահառու է դարձել 6 հազար տնային տնտեսություն | Lragir Armenia

    «ԵՄ-ն էներգետիկայի համար» ծրագրի շրջանակներում Երևանում մեկնարկել է միջազգային համաժողով՝ նվիրված Հայաստանի էներգախնայողության ներուժի բացահայտմանը | factor

    Էներգախնայողության ոլորտում ԵՄ ծրագրերի շահառու է դարձել 6 հազար տնային տնտեսություն | B24

    Համաժողով նվիրված Հայաստանի էներգախնայողության ներուժի բացահայտմանը | B24

    Էներգախնայողության ոլորտում ԵՄ ծրագրերի շահառու է դարձել 6 հազար տնային տնտեսություն | Times Armenia

    ‘If you invest in energy efficiency then you will reduce the cost for the state and everybody’ | Aravot - Armenian News

    6000 households are beneficiaries of EU’s energy saving projects | ArmenPress - Armenian News Agency

    Armenia hosts EU4Energy’s high-level conference on energy efficiency | Public Radio of Armenia

    High-level round table on Armenia’s investment climate | Energy Charter

    Stakeholders Consultation on Energy Efficiency in Buildings

    28 September 2018 | Yerevan, Armenia

    Armenian Building Energy Efficiency Enforcement Evaluation and Comparison with Best Practice in EU Member States (English | Русский)

    Comparing with European Best Practice in Building Code Implementation (English | Русский)

    Legislation in the Sphere of Energy Efficiency in Buildings: identified gaps, preliminary directions for the introduction of minimum energy indicators (Русский)

    Ministry of Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources: Trends in Energy Efficiency Policies in Buildings (Русский)

    Energy Charter: EU4Energy - Energy Policy in Eastern Partnership Countries and Central Asia (Русский

    State Committee on Urban Development: Current Legislation and Regulation on Energy Savings and Energy Efficiency in the Construction of Buildings and Expected Developments (Русский)

    Azerbaijan Country Work Programme for 2018-2019

    The overall purpose of the second year (May 2018 - April 2019) country Work Programme is to follow-up on the EU4Energy Governance activities carried out during the first year of implementation, as well as to respond to additional requests for support, received from the Partner Country. Activities included into the Work Programme are taking into account recommendations, coming from earlier EU4Energy Governance activities and the Energy Charter’ reports and are considered necessary for achieving the objectives of the EU4Energy actions. 

    The overall objectives for EU4Energy Governance activities in the second year are:

    • Provide support to the operationalisation of the agreed policy proposals from the Component 2 or from other EU4Energy reports/studies;
    • Support to introducing more efficient and effective procedures including cross-ministerial cooperation and public consultation process;
    • Strengthen the technical, institutional and administrative capacity in the Ministry of Energy and other key ministries and agencies.

    These objectives were identified following a comprehensive assessment regarding the status of the legislative, regulatory and institutional environment in the energy sector of the Republic of Azerbaijan, consultations with national authorities, the EU Delegation to Azerbaijan and other stakeholders. 

    Click here for a more detailed overview of the country Work Programme for the year 2018-2019.

    Upcoming Events

    Second Meeting of the Inter-ministerial Working Group on the Long-term Energy Strategy Development

    13 December 2018 | Baku, Azerbaijan

    Development of Long-term Energy Strategy

    26 September 2018 | Baku, Azerbaijan

    Communication Workshop for Stakeholders Consultation

    25 September 2018 | Baku, Azerbaijan

    Findings from Stakeholders Communication Gap Analysis by Waltraud Gehrig, EU4Energy Communications Expert (Russian)

    First Meeting of the Inter-Ministerial Working Group on Energy Strategy

    5 July 2018 | Baku, Azerbaijan

    High-level Roundtable on Energy Efficiency Legislation

    15 March 2018 | Baku, Azerbaijan

    Energy Efficiency Policies Capacity-Building and Energy Efficiency Legislation Development

    24-25 October 2017 | Baku, Azerbaijan

    Energy Charter Secretariat: "Overview of International Experiences in Energy Efficiency Governance Structure" (English | Русский)

    State Agency on Energy Efficiency of Ukraine: "Ukrainian Experience in Setting up an Energy Efficiency Governance Structure" (English | Русский)

    State Agency on Energy Efficiency of Ukraine: "Setting a Target - Lessons Learned from the Development and Implementation of the National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP)" (English | Русский)

    Energy Efficiency in Electricity Generation, Distribution and Transmission and Price Regulation
    Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency: "Promotion of Efficiency in Heating and Cooling - Examples from EU Member States" (English)

    Energy Charter Secretariat: "Example of Setting up an Energy Audit Scheme in Ukraine" (Русский)

    Energy Charter Secretariat: "Example of Promotion of Energy Management System and Adoption of ISO Energy Management Standards in Ukraine" (Русский)

    Energy Charter Secretariat: "Energy Requirements for Purchasing by Public Bodies - Example from EU Member States" (Русский)

    State Agency on Energy Efficiency of Ukraine: "Energy Performance Contracting / Energy Services" (Русский)

    "Setting up and Running an Energy Efficiency Fund - Lessons Learned from Moldova"

    United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE): "Survey Results on Overcoming Barriers to Investments in Energy Efficiency in the UNECE Region, including Azerbaijan" (Русский)

    United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE): "Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) for Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia" (English | Русский)

    First Meeting of the Inter-Ministerial Working Group on the Law on Energy Saving and Energy Efficiency

    4 May 2017 | Baku, Azerbaijan

    Elaboration of the Draft Law on Energy Saving and Energy Efficiency for Azerbaijan (Русский)

    Belarus Country Work Programme 2018-2019

    The overall purpose of the second year (May 2018 - April 2019) country Work Programme is to follow up on the EU4Energy Governance activities carried out during the first year of the implementation and in particular to support the implementation of specific EU4Energy Governance recommendations in the areas of electricity market reform, investment climate and energy efficiency. 

    The overall objectives for the EU4Energy Governance activities for Belarus are:

    • Provide support to the operationalisation of the agreed policy proposals from the Component 2 or from other EU4Energy reports/studies;
    • Support to introducing more efficient and effective procedures including cross-ministerial cooperation and public consultations process;
    • Strengthen the technical, institutional and administrative capacity in Ministry of Energy and other key ministries and agencies.

    These objectives were identified following a comprehensive assessment regarding the status of the legislative, regulatory and institutional environment in the energy sector of the Republic of Belarus, consultations with national authorities, the EU Delegation to Belarus and other stakeholders.

    Click here for a more detailed overview of the country work programme for the year 2018-2019.

    Suport to the Development of an Energy Services Market

    20 November 2018 | Minsk, Belarus

    Stakeholders Consultation Workshop

    10 October 2018 | Minsk, Belarus

    Electricity Market Capacity Building

    28 February - 1 March 2018 | Minsk, Belarus

    Energy Investment Risk Assessment (EIRA) and Final Meeting of the Task-Force for Scaling up Investments in Energy Efficiency

    14 December 2017 | Minsk, Belarus

    Draft Roadmaps for Scaling up Investments in Energy Efficiency (Русский)

    Увеличение инвестиций в энергоэффективность: 3-е заседание Целевой группы экспертов (Русский)

    Оценка рисков инвестиций в энергетику (EIRA): расширенный риск-профиль Беларуси (Русский)

    Инвестиции в энергетику и энергоэффективность в Беларуси: Вопросы привлечения частного капитала (Русский)

     

    Second Meeting of the Task-Force for Scaling up Investments in Energy Efficiency

    5 October 2017 | Minsk Belarus 

    Overview and analysis of priority drivers, main barriers and proposed solutions for scaling up energy efficiency and renewable energy investments in electricity sector (Русский)

    Effects of Electricity Market Reform on Energy Efficiency (Русский

    International Finance Corporation: Model Investment/Power Purchase Agreements for Renewables – the International Practice (Русский

    EU Best Practices in Licensing in the Energy Sector (English | Русский)

    Ministry of Energy: Improvement of the management structure in the electricity sector in Belarus – objectives and main principles (Русский)

    Austrian Energy Agency: Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) (English | Русский)

    Austrian Energy Agency: Policies to Promote Industrial Energy Management Systems in the EU (English | Русский)

    Klimaaktiv: Programme for Energy Efficiency Companies (English | Русский)

    Review and Analysis of Priority Drivers, Main Barriers and Proposed Solutions to Improve Investments in Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Electricity, Industry and SMEs (Русский)

    Department for Energy Efficiency: ESCO experience in Belarus – overview (Русский)

     

    First Meeting of the Task-Force for Scaling up Investments in Energy Efficiency

    1 June 2017 | Minsk, Belarus

    Belarus Ministry of Energy: State and Prospects for the Development of Electricity Sector in Belarus I (Русский)

    Belarus Ministry of Energy: State and Prospects for the Development of the Electricity Sector in Belarus II (Русский)

    Belarus Ministry of Energy: Concept of the Draft Law of the Republic of Belarus "On Electricity" (Русский)

    Belarus Sustainable Energy Finance Facility: EBRD Programme for Financing Sustainable Energy in Belarus (Русский)

    Energy Efficiency Department of the State Committee for Standardization: Attracting Investments in Energy Efficiency in the Republic of Belarus (Русский)

    International Finance Corporation (English)

    Energy Charter Secretariat: First Meeting of the Task-Force for Scaling up Investments in Energy Efficiency (Русский)

     

    Partner Organisations

    The EU4Energy Initiative comprises several international organisations working closely with partner countries. The International Energy Agency (IEA) is responsible first for working with statistics agencies in the region to improve their energy statistics and data management as well as to expand their use in decision- and policy-making, particularly on the demand side; second, for shaping regional discussions and "policy pathways" in the security, sustainability and market realms across neighbouring partner countries; and third, for creating a go-to web-portal hosting publicly accessible statistics and additional comprehensive sources of information on energy infrastructure, policy developments and investment projects in each focus country.

    The EU4Energy Governance project, part of the EU4Energy Initiative, works with the six Eastern Partnership countries to strengthen their legislative and regulatory frameworks, to draft policy recommendations, and to help identify investment opportunities in key strategic energy infrastructure projects. While the Energy Community Secretariat delivers technical assistance to GeorgiaMoldova and Ukraine, the Energy Charter Secretariat works on technical cooperation with ArmeniaAzerbaijan and Belarus. The Energy Charter Secretariat is currently implementing the second year Working Programme with the three partner countries

    In parallel, the Energy Charter Secretariat and the Energy Community Secretariat are responsible for providing technical assistance in elaborating and enhancing the legislative and regulatory environment in participating countries' energy sectors in line with their EU obligations and/or with best EU practice. The EU Neighbours East Info Centre promotes the positive impact of EU-funded actions in the energy sector in the 11 partner countries through public awareness raising campaigns and actions publishing news, stories, and audio-visual material highlighting the results of EU-funded energy projects and programmes. 

    Project Management Team

    Ms Bilyana ChobanovaMs Anna Nosichenko
    EU4Energy Project ManagerEU4Energy Financial Controller
    Tel.: +32 2 775 98 53Tel.: +32 2 775 98 21
    E-mail: Bilyana.Chobanova@encharter.orgE-mail: Anna.Nosichenko@encharter.org

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