State of compliance
In this reporting period, North Macedonia has not made any significant progress with the adoption of the needed by-laws to implement the 2020 Law on Energy Efficiency. Nevertheless, drafts are being prepared. Some (for labelling and eco-design) are expected to be adopted before the end of 2021. Financing of energy efficiency measures, including for residential and public buildings, continues to be supported by international financial institutions and soon also by the national Energy Efficiency Fund.
The lack of institutional capacity in the Ministry of Economy remains acute (with one single energy efficiency expert in the staff), but many donors are supporting the preparation of legal and regulatory acts. The preparation as well as the subsequent implementation of secondary legislation remain a big challenge despite the technical assistance available