On Energy Conservation and Increase of Energy Efficiency (FLEC IEE)
Policy measure

In November 2009, a new federal law, On Energy Conservation and Increase of Energy Efficiency (FLEC IEE), was introduced to become effective as of 1 January 2010. FLEC IEE is designed to create economic and organizational conditions leading to an increase in energy savings and improvement of energy efficiency in the Russian economy. It applies to all large energy users across all sectors throughout the Russian Federation. (APERC, 2010)


The law includes requirements for mandatory energy efficiency audits, inspections, and monitoring (including requirements for data collections and analysis of energy passports) (APERC, 2010).

Implementation

According to APERC (2010), the “FTP EEE calls for the establishment of various administrative mechanisms for effective management and control of monitoring and measuring the program’s effects based on the compilation of data and statistics and trend analysis. Additional monitoring mechanisms include energy efficiency and energy saving surveys, data collection, and the comparison of the results with the indicative targets or norms established by the related legal acts. In addition, according to the FLEC IEE, other methods include mandatory energy monitoring and regular auditing (once every five years) for heat and power usage of buildings, energy intensive equipment, and other energy consuming entities; installation of compulsory meters and requirements of the energy efficiency certificates (“energy passports”); establishment of a single, unified federal energy efficiency information network system comprised of the data collected from the energy audits; and others.”

Challenges
No identified challenges.
Outcomes
No identified outcomes.
References

APERC (Asian Pacific Energy Research Centre), 2010. Compendium of Energy Efficiency Policies of APEC Economies - Russian Federation. Available at: www.ieej.or.jp/aperc/CEEP/Russia.pdf.