National Agency on Efficient Energy Use (NAER)
Policy measure

According to SIPU (2009), the stark rise in the price of Russian natural gas resulted in the restructuring of the State Committee for Energy Conservation into the National Agency on Efficient Energy Use (NAER) in 2006, as the central executive body under the Cabinet of Ministers. The national Energy Strategy for the period up to 2030 was also approved at the same (enerCEE, 2011).


The NAER is responsible for the state’s policy on efficient energy use and conservation; securing an increase in the share of non-traditional and renewable energy production; establishing a state system to monitor energy production, consumption, exports and imports; improving the system of registering and controlling energy consumption; and ensuring the functionality of the system of industrial energy consumption norms (SIPU, 2009).


The main goals of the energy strategy are: creating conditions for sustainable and high-quality energy supply; ensuring the reliable, sustainable functioning of the energy industry and its efficient development; reduction in energy dependency, energy intensity, environmental impact and ensuring civil safety; integration of the Ukrainian power industry into the European system while increasing power exports (enerCEE, 2011).

Implementation
No identified implementation measures.
Challenges
No identified challenges.
Outcomes
The largest increase is expected in the use of solar energy, methane gas from coal mines and heat pumps operating on low potential heat (enerCEE, 2011).
References

enerCEE (Energy in Central and Eastern Europe), 2011. Energy Policy, Legislative Background.  Available at: www.enercee.net/moldova/energy-policy.html.


SIPU (Swedish Institute for Public Administration), 2009. The Eastern Partnership. SIPU report for the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) by Alan Mayhew and Christophe Hillion, 25.1.2009.