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Hungary opted for a newly introduced energy efficiency obligation scheme (EEO) to fulfil Article 7 of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED).

The report from Hungary does not provide sufficient information neither on the characteristics of the EEO, nor on the obligated parties. In addition, a calculation method for the target has not been determined. However, a description of the Status quo has been developed and analyzed. Hungary is still examining the circumstances regarding the introduction of the EEO, which explains the scarcity of detailed information.

Design of Energy Efficiency Obligation Scheme (EEO)

Type of measures: No detailed information about the design and structure of the measures is available 

Obligated parties: Hungary is currently examining impact of the EEO scheme on individual operators on the single market in energy and which sectors it will involve. Once the examination is complete, companies among energy distributors and retails energy sellers will be entitled as obligated parties.

Target setting: Energy saving targets between 2014 and 2020 – 2.001.927.778 kWh (2 748 358 333 kWh incl. transport sector).

Calculation method savings: In establishing the lifetime of measures by calculating the saving achieved between the completion of the measure and the end of the obligation period Hungary is considering the opportunity of introducing an alternative calculation method.

Monitoring & Verification: Hungary intends to design transparent audit and verification schemes and protocols as well as monitoring and control system. The Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority (HEA) regulates and supervises the activities of electricity, natural gas, district heating water and waste and is responsible for: monitoring the obligations of the licenses, competition in the electricity and gas market, market analysis and regulatory inspections.

Control and Compliance: According to Hungarian law, the Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority and the Ministry for National Development, as bodies responsible for energy policies are in charge for control and compliance tasks.

Administrator - Institutional set up: According to Hungarian law there are two bodies whose duties could include the functioning and inspection of the obligation scheme: “The Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority” and “The Ministry for National Development” (the Minister responsible for energy policies), where the first organisation issues trade/distribution licenses on electricity, natural gas and district heating. Therefore it has up-to-date information on license holders.

For the full Report on the Hungary EEO scheme click here.

 

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