Published on Friday, August 07, 2015
Albania is at a crucial point of development of its energy sector,which has been seriously neglected over the last years.
The settlement at the end of 2014 of the investment dispute with CEZ and the
selection of Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) as the pipeline opening the Southern
Corridor are two important milestones, which could and should turn into real
game-changers. The potential arrival of gas and the abundance of renewable
energy make Albania an interesting destination in terms of energy.
In order to take advantage the sector is and
need to a completely rebooted. In this regard referring here briefly only to
the most important millstone in act for each sector can be summarise:
June 2015: The new Power Sector Law compliant with the Third Energy Package
enters into force.
May 2015: Under the umbrella CAO SEE, daily auctions on Albanian-Montenegro
border started successfully on 30th of April for delivery day 1st of
Energy, March 2015: Albania submitted the Secretariat the Progress Report on
the Renewable Energy Directive 2009/28/EC.
December 2014: The Ministry of Energy and Industry’s Working Group developed
draft Gas Law, based on the Secretariat’s initial version.
Efficiency, December 2014: Secretariat submitted a draft law on energy
efficiency of buildings to transpose the Buildings Directive.
October 2014: The Albanian Competition Authority (ACA) adopted a Recommendation
for increasing competition in the market for procurement of electricity to
cover losses in the distribution network
Attracting of the investment is the rationale
behind many of the here above measures and actions taken. An implementation
that is involving much stronger and better-coordinate efforts from different
parties: public companies and governments, IFIs, private investors, the
European Commission, as well as the Secretariat.
The above framework – that set itself an
extraordinary challenge to the EU countries – has resulted in a complex body of
law, which is increasingly difficult to understand. The fast pace of
development in EU energy law and policy makes process even more challenging. In regard the ACERC have designed a two‐day
training on demand, which will enable all the interested parties to work more
effectively in the field of energy law and to understand cutting‐edge topics
currently under debate.
training will be structured along the lines of the objectives of EU energy law
and cover all topics that need for the daily work in the energy field in
Albania. Experts will give a comprehensive overview on:
Liberalisation of EU energy markets, in particular the Third Energy Package
implementation in Albania
Role of competition and State aid law and its practical application in the
Green energy law, in particular the upcoming measure to the promotion of
renewable energies in Albania
Protection of energy consumers, etc.
& Problem Solving
final propose is to develop the big picture and connect the details of liberalisation
of energy market, infrastructure, competition law, green energy law & consumer
protection, technology impact, and future developing. Then the training
sessions will combine presentations, case studies and discussion on practical
problems. The number of seats is foresee to be limited to 12 – 15 participants
to enable direct communication and interaction within the group. Parts of the
training will be devoted to the participants issues and questions: all information
concerning such cases will be treated confidentially.
training is intended from a target that go from master students to operators, including
officials and professionals who need in their daily work a good knowledge of energy
law and policy. The benefits include:
Get acquainted with all the relevant EU legislation and learn how to apply it
in Albanian practice
Gain a practical insight on the basis of case studies and latest Court rulings
and EnC decisions.
Stay up‐to‐date with recent developments and challenges in Albania.
Participate in numerous case‐studies and learn what are the practical
implementations of the EU regulations for the energy sector in Albania
Include issues and questions in the training and get answer to them.
Discuss and network with energy law experts from all over sector in Albania
Receive a comprehensive printed training handbook and a certificate of
training programme will be carried out by the Director of the ACERC, Dr Lorenc
Gordani. He is an expert in European law and policy with a strong focus on
energy market regulation, regional integration and renewable and efficiency
has been educated in Italy, Germany, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, etc.
and holds PhD with topic in market liberalisation and integration. In his
career, he has worked as researcher and professor in several universities in
Albania and abroad and as expert and trainer at national and international
institutions and acted as legal advisor to several international companies and
frequently participate as speaker at high-level international conference and
has develop and publish an extensively bibliography on energy law and policy implementation
as well as on energy law and policy. He also act as a consultant to different
working group of national public authorities and international institution.
staff of program include also Experts working in the National, Regional and
Local Representations to the European Union in Brussels dealing with energy
issues; Public officials from ministries, regional and communal authorities; Professionals
from the private sector, industry associations and NGOs; Lawyers and
consultants that are not yet specialised in EU energy law and policy.