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Guide on good practice in energy efficiency for Central and South Eastern Europe

This 'Guide' gathers more than 60 good practices meant to support a clean energy transition in the CESEC region. These good practices presented are the results from projects supported by the Intelligent Energy Europe and Horizon 2020 programmes addressing key energy efficiency areas of relevance for the region.
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Abstract

The "Guide on good practice in energy efficiency for Central and South Eastern Europe (CESEC)" gathers more than 60 good practices meant to support a clean energy transition in that region.

The good practice examples presented in this Guide are projects supported under both the Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) and Horizon 2020 (H2020) Energy Efficiency programmes.

Those projects provide examples of actions that have already or are expected to have a significant impact in the targeted regions. The project actions could be replicated and their results and outcomes could be used to considerably increase energy efficiency.

The good practices address in particular:

  • energy performance of buildings, 
  • efficiency of district heating and cooling networks, 
  • energy poverty, 
  • investments in energy efficiency, 
  • energy efficiency in industry and business and
  • engagement of stakeholders at all governance levels to support energy efficiency.

The presentation of the examples of good practice is complemented by a short country-by-country analysis (for each of the 17 CESEC members) of the relevant energy efficiency issues, in order to have a snapshot overview of the situation on the ground.
 

Set up in 2015, the "Central and South-Eastern European Energy Connectivity" (CESEC) initiative aims to accelerate the integration of Central and South-Eastern European gas markets and diversify gas supplies. It brings together 9 EU Member States (Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia) and eight Energy Community Contracting Parties (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia and Ukraine). 

In 2016, a decision was made to broaden the CESEC mandate beyond gas to include other key areas, such as: electricity trading and market coupling; the coordinated planning and development of power grid infrastructures; renewable energy, and energy efficiency. In the area of energy efficiency the cooperation includes sharing information and experience.