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Prishtina, 22 November 2012 – In addition to structural reforms in energy, the Ministry of Economic Development is also putting its focus in energy efficiency and renewable energy, and for this purpose the Ministry has established the Kosovo Energy Efficiency Agency, as an obligation of the Energy Community Treaty, said the Minister of Economic Development, Besim Beqaj, in a workshop on preparations for the second Energy Efficiency Action Plan 2013-2015.

On this occasion, Minister Beqaj thanked the World Bank, EU Office, UNDP, GIZ, considering them key actors concrete efforts of which contributed significantly in energy efficiency.

Minister Beqaj also informed that the establishment of the Energy Efficiency Agency is an obligation of the Law on Energy Efficiency, which MED has already created to further advance this area.

Economic Development Chief also stated that the action plan 2013-2015 should include all institutions.

“The action plan should be achievable, in order to attain the target of 3 percent, which is another obligations of Kosovo from the Energy Community Treaty” said the Minister.

He also thanked the World Bank and the European Commission for their cooperation, stating that the plans for this area are fully compliant.
Beqaj further said that EBRD projects in energy efficiency and renewable energy sources, as discussed in the last meeting in London, cover over €25 billion.
“Kosovo should benefit from such funds, and the action plan 2013 -2015 should ensure such projects, which, together with commitments from the donor conference could provide investments in both energy efficiency and renewable energy sources.

From his part, the CEO of the Energy Efficiency Agency, Bedri Dragusha, informed the attendees on the roles and duties of this Agency vis-à-vis other relevant institutions, which should be included in the drafting of the second mid-term plan. “Energy Efficiency Agency will monitor the implementation of Energy Efficiency measures, undertaken by local and central” said Dragusha.

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