State Program on Energy Efficiency and Energy Development (approved by Government Decree No 321)
This new version keeps the target of a 40% decrease of energy intensity of the economy between 2007 and 2020, but alters the 4.5% share of electricity generation from renewable energy sources target to 2.5% by 2020 (excluding large hydro over 25 MW). The Programme calls for diverse measures to attain those targets, including:
- evaluating the technological and economic potential of efficient renewables use
- providing subsidies from the state budget in order to compensate for the costs of grid connection for renewables
- installation of smart meters (18.9% of metering devices by 2020)
- increasing the availability of energy infrastructure - reducing the number of steps required to gain access to the grid (from 8 to 5) and reducing the delay of connection to the grid (from 276 to 40 days)
- raising public awareness on energy conservation and energy efficiency.
The State Programme is composed of seven sub-programmes:
- SP1: Energy conservation and energy efficiency improvement
- SP2: Development and modernisation of the power industry
- SP3: Development of the oil industry
- SP4: Development of the gas industry
- SP5: Restructuring and development of the coal industry
- SP6: Development of renewable energy
- SP7: Ensuring the implementation of the state programme.