Energy efficiency in Macedonia at local level – the challenge of preparing energy efficiency programs
Analytica was granted the project “Energy efficiency in Macedonia at local level – the challenge of preparing energy efficiency programs” supported by the Government of the Republic of Macedonia. The project aims to analyze the process of preparation and implementation of municipalities’ energy efficiency programs and to offer research-based recommendations, in order to contribute to their successful realization in Macedonia. The overall aim is contribution to successful implementation of the energy efficiency policies in Macedonia envisaged in the Energy efficiency strategy.
The municipalities have gained more competences in the area of energy efficiency as they are obliged to prepare energy efficiency programs. However, by doing so they are faced with a range of obstacles both in the preparation and in the implementation of these programs such as lack of financial, human capacities, political will and similar. Moreover, a comprehensive analysis of the state of preparation of the programs, which could determine the good practices as well as the challenges and subsequently draft solutions, is missing. Since the implementation of the state energy efficiency goals depends on the actual realization of these local energy efficiency programs, therefore, Analytica continues to work in the area of energy efficiency at local level by analyzing the situation with the municipal energy efficiency programs in order to suggest solutions for their indentified challenges.
The project will be implemented in the territory of Macedonia in a period of 6 months. The methodology will include desktop and field research.
The main project result will be a policy paper which will be promoted on a public event to all relevant stakeholders. The policy paper’s goal is to analyze the state of preparation and implementation of the energy efficiency programs of the municipalities and prepare concrete recommendation to the relevant stakeholders.