Issues discussed included trade and investment, security cooperation, economy, climate change, and energy
Since January 2015, EU-Armenia relations have developed significantly. The negotiation and provisional application of a new bilateral partnership agreement, as well as the finalisation of Partnership Priorities in February this year have contributed to this success, a new EU report said.
The Secretariat assessed the regulations and methodologies for electricity network tariff setting in Ukraine, with a particular focus on the regulatory asset based (RAB) methodology. In close cooperation with the National Energy and Utilities Regulatory Commission (NEURC) of Ukraine, the Secretariat developed a set of recommendations to align the RAB methodology with the Energy Community acquis.
On 31 May, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) held a hearing on Energy Transition in Europe’s Regions to shine a spotlight on the regional economic benefits of the shift to decentralised and low-carbon energy supplies, a topic which has remained largely unexplored despite the fact that the transition has a distinctly regional dimension.
A memorandum of understanding was concluded between the Energy Community Secretariat’s Dispute Resolution and Negotiation Centre (EDRC) and the Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC), the arbitration institution established under the auspices of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber. VIAC is the premier international arbitration institution in Central and Eastern Europe.
The Director of the Energy Community Secretariat, Mr Janez Kopač, and Azerbaijan, represented by the Minister of Energy, Mr Perviz Shahbazov, Chair of the National Energy Regulatory Authority, Mr Samir Axundov, and Director of the Transmission System Operator Azerenerji, Mr Etibar Pirverdiyev, agreed to enhance cooperation in the frames of the EU4Energy Governance technical assistance project at meetings held during the Director’s visit to Baku.
Today’s traditional South Caucasus Energy Summit, co-organized as EU4Energy High-level Policy Talk in Tbilisi was dedicated to the development of energy infrastructure and connectivity in the South Caucasus Region. Gathering together ministers and senior officials from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia as well as representatives of international organizations and donors, the event highlighted opportunities for regional energy projects, thus enhancing energy security and supporting the sustainability of gas and electricity supply in the region
Today’s traditional South Caucasus Energy Summit, co-organized as EU4Energy High-level Policy Talk in Tbilisi was dedicated to the development of energy infrastructure and connectivity in the South Caucasus Region. Gathering together ministers and senior officials from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia as well as representatives of international organizations and donors, the event highlighted opportunities for regional energy projects, thus enhancing energy security and supporting the sustainability of gas and electricity supply in the region.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) and the China National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) kicked off a joint training workshop in Beijing on Wednesday, focusing on the importance of energy efficiency indicators and renewable energy statistics for policy worldwide.
The European Commission has adopted a decision imposing on Gazprom a set of obligations that address the Commission’s competition concerns and enable the free flow of gas at competitive prices in Central and Eastern European gas markets, to the benefit of European consumers and businesses.
The rapid growth of renewable energy in recent years has been remarkable. Solar PV in particular has seen record growth last year and is on track to meet long term climate goals at this rate of deployment. Decreasing costs for both wind and solar energy, and strong government policy support have contributed to this impressive success story.
On 22 May, representatives of the National Energy Regulatory Agency (ANRE), Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure, key stakeholders and Energy Community Secretariat experts held a working meeting in Chisinau to discuss the detailed Wholesale Electricity Market Rules, including rules for the forward market, the day-ahead and intraday markets, the balancing market, ancillary services procurement and imbalance settlement developed under the framework of the EU4Energy project.
On 21 May, experts of the Energy Community Secretariat presented the results of the analysis phase on drafting the methodology for calculation, approval and application of tariffs for the Electricity Market Operator to the National Energy Regulatory Agency and electricity market participants in Moldova. The next phase consists of the development of the methodology, in compliance with the provisions of the Law on Electricity aimed at transposing Moldova’s obligations under the Third Energy Package.