Presentation on theme: "ENERGY POLICY DEVELOPMENTS EE & RE OPPORTUNITIES U.S. Business Mission 2010 June 15 – 17, 2010 Chisinau, Republic of Moldova."— Presentation transcript:
ENERGY POLICY DEVELOPMENTS EE & RE OPPORTUNITIES U.S. Business Mission 2010 June 15 – 17, 2010 Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
Energy Sector Overview RM highly dependent on energy imports 94% of the energy needs (fossil fuels and electricity) are covered from imports In absence of national fossils, promotion of EE and RE is key
Energy Sector Challenges Lack of own resources (natural gas, oil, coal); High energy intensity and poor energy efficiency; Low level of RE use (6%); Dominance of imported natural gas; Old equipment (about 60-70%) in the energy transformation sector; Insufficient investments in the energy sector, etc.
Energy Consumption The major consumers’ groups are the households, transport, industry and public services with 45%, 23,5%, 10% and 8,6% correspondingly.
Urgent Investment Needs Gas Ungheni-Iasi (18 mln Euro), length 18 km, 530 p.d Geological research in the South for local gas Heat Modernization of CHP 2 - Investment needs - 4,8 mln. EURO Electricity Electricity interconnection, 400 kV line, “Suceava-Balti” between Romania and Moldova Length: 115 km (55km - Moldovan (cost: 35,1 mln Euro (15,2 mln Euro – Moldovan part) planned construction: 2010-2015 330 kV voltage line “Balti-Novodnestrovsk” between Moldova and Ukraine. 330 Balti –Straseni-Ungheni Length: 121,5 km (88km - Moldovan territory) (Cost: 28,5 mln Euro, planned construction: 2010-2015 Ungheni–Iasi, plus a power station, 360 Mw (coal) (Czech investment company
EU-RM Action Plan Energy Strategy 2020, GD No 958 of 21.08.2007 6% in 2010 and 20% in 2020 (If the targets stated above are reached, they will result in an annual reduction of CO 2 emissions by 167-210 ths tones CO 2 equivalent) Accession to the Energy Community Treaty – a key objective of the Republic of Moldova’s 2020 Energy Strategy: December 23, 2009 – RM adopted the Law on no 117-XVII on RM Accession to the Energy Community Treaty March 17, 2010, Vienna – singed the Protocol on Accession to the Energy Community May 1, 2010 – Moldova is a member of Energy Community Treaty EE & RE Legal Framework
Legal Framework/RE Law on Renewables, No. 160 of 12.07.2007 RE support mechanism; Energy Efficiency Fund; Feed-in tariff for 15 years; Distributors’ obligation to accept green energy into the national grid. Biodiesel target – 5% by year 2010 (2013 new amendment), 20% by 2020 Bioethanol target – 6% by year 2010 (2013 new amendment), 20% by 2020 National Agency for Energy Regulator: Methodology to determine, approve and apply tariffs for electricity produced from renewable energy and biofuel. Regulation on Guarantee of Origin for Green Energy
Legal Framework/R&D Law on Technology Parks and Innovation Incubators, No. 138XVI of 21.06.2007 Incentives for the residents of the park: No value added tax on import of goods and services No custom tax on import of goods and services No value added tax on goods and services bought on the RM territory No profit tax/3 years Law on Public-Private Partnerships, No 179 of 10.07.2008
December 17, 2009 - RM Parliament approved the Law on Amending and Supplementing Some Laws no. 107-XVIII, which: conveyed the responsibility for heat tariff setting from the local public authority to the national energy regulator; Transferred the responsibility for the national energy regulator’s budget approval and Administrative Board assignment from the government to the parliament. These changes allowed setting the heat tariff at the cost-recovery level. Legal Framework/Heat Tariffs
Legal Framework/EE Government of Moldova approved the draft Law on Energy Efficiency (in the Parliament): creates the framework for application of EU Directive 2006/32/CE of April 5, 2006on energy end-use efficiency and energy services; AEE - institutional capacity in charge of EE and RES promotion and monitoring; energy audit; energy managers for regions, municipalities and Gagauz Territorial Administrative Unit; ESCOs, third party financing, performance contracting, energy consumption metering; minimum energy performance standards, etc. the Law also provides for periodical national and local EE Programs and Action Plans to be developed and approved aimed at reaching the intermediary 9% and long-term 20% energy saving targets by 2016 and correspondingly, 2020.
Legal Framework/EE Already developed and subject to immediate approval: Regulation on Energy Efficiency Agency Regulation on Energy Auditors’ Certification Operational Manual for the Energy Efficiency Fund National Energy Efficiency Program 2010-2020 and the National Communication Strategy Regulation on Minimum Energy Performance Requirements for Buildings (Ministry of Construction and Regional Development with EBRD support) Activities launched to transpose the energy labeling and eco-design directives.
Thank You for Your Attention! Tanya Daniel Lujanskaya President, Alliance for Energy Efficiency and Renewables 78, Vasile Alecsandri St., Office 510, Chisinau – 2012 Tel: (37322) 20 00 90; Fax: (37322) 20 00 91; E-mail: email@example.com, http://www.managenergy.net/actors/A5134.firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.managenergy.net/actors/A5134.htm