Practical involvements of the private sector in energy efficiency in Albania by Lorenc Gordani

Practical involvements of the private sector in energy efficiency in Albania

Analysis by Dr Lorenc Gordani

Head of the Department of Professional Masters

Tirana Business University (TBU)

  • Practical involvements of the private sector in energy efficiency in Albania
  • Photovoltaic (PV); self-consumption (DER); energy performance certification in buildings; real estate value; energy target in sustainability; better protection of the environment; European standards for candidate countries; Tirana Business University (TBU).
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A cycle of business-to-business (B2B) meetings was organized by the Cooperation Development Institute (CDI) from November – December 2021. The trilogy’s focus was on energy efficiency within the INTERREG IPA CBC Italy-Albania-Montenegro project program of the ENEA – Energy Efficiency Living Lab – implemented in cooperation with CE.FAS and Expeditio.

In the specific, the three meetings developed along were:

– On November 23, 2021, the “Meeting B2B on “Commercial and regulatory aspects of photovoltaic for self-consumption in Albania”.

This meeting aimed to boost the knowledge on the new technology of photovoltaic (PV) for self-consumption (DER) in Albania, focusing on regulatory and trade issues for businesses interested in their work to generate an optimal working environment for all parties involved in the energy sector.

– On November 30, 2021, the “Maximizing the real estate value through the Certificate of Energy Performance (CPE)”.

This meeting aimed to present the recent introduction of energy performance certification in buildings in Albania. A new standard will help increase real estate value and reach the energy target in sustainability and better protection of the environment, meeting the European standards for candidate countries like Albania.

– On December 7, 2021, “Financing mechanism facility and businesses benefiting in energy efficiency in Albania”.

The meeting aimed to present the primary sources of retail finance provided by the donor and commercial banks and present concrete examples of the businesses beneficiaries of the support mechanisms. The existence of these financing mechanisms facilities helps to save energy, increase the value of productivity, and reach the energy target in sustainability and better protection of the environment by meeting the European standards for candidate countries such as Albania.

The meeting took place at the premises of Tirana Business University (TBU), and it hosted a large number of different stakeholders (above 100), mainly from the business sector, as well as experts of the field, academics, and similar. Along the activity was alternate around 15 distinguished speakers and representatives of the sustainable sector. The entire activity was conceived, developed and carried out (moderate) by Lorenc Gordani, lecturer and advisor on energy issues.

The presentations opened an extensive discussion with the business community, reflecting the business’s problems in their work in this sector. In addition, the meeting was also followed by referrals from Montenegro and Italian partners, as well as seeing the attendees from Kosovo, Macedonia, etc. All followed with direct network communications in the coffee break.

Disclaimer: All opinions expressed pertain to the author. While all efforts are made to ensure this publication’s accuracy, it is not intended to provide legal advice as individual situations may differ and should be discussed with an expert. For any specific technical or legal advice on the information provided and its related topics, you can contact us through “lorenc_gordani@albaniaenergy.org”.

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