It is necessary to track the progress of the National Energy Efficiency Action Plan
The government has finally managed to approve the National Energy Efficiency Action Plan – after years of development, approvals, re-approvals, clarifications, improvements and other delays, and almost before the development of the third action plans in other countries of the Energy Community. However, the target year 2020 will come soon, and intermediate targets have not been cancelled.
At the same time, the adoption of the National Action Plan raises a new challenge: monitoring and evaluation. For example, many authorities express an opinion that the document had been implemented even before it was finally approved. We need to trace the progress of fulfilling such important commitment of Ukraine to the EU. This challenge is being pursued, by the way, by the Energy Community. The process of developing the second National Energy Efficiency Action Plan should start along with this process.
According to the plan, it would take into account the experience of implementing the first Action Plan. In particular, it would be nice to accept it as soon as possible. In addition, it seems logical that such a plan includes all energy efficiency actions, which the country plans to perform over a specified period. Moreover, part of the financing of these measures has come from the country itself and not only from donors’ aid. Of course, the effect of all investments in energy efficiency must be calculated very carefully and must be constantly monitored.
Vice President of the DiXi Group