Country:Czech Republic
Year:2007
Policy status:In Force
Jurisdiction:National
Date Effective:2007
Date Amended:

2011 (NEEAP-II); 2014 (NEEAP-III); 2016 (NEEAP-IV)

Policy Type:Policy Support, Policy Support>Strategic planning
Policy Target:Multi-Sectoral Policy, Buildings, Commercial/Industrial Equipment, Energy Utilities, Industry, Lighting, Residential Appliances, Transport
Agency:Ministry of Industry and Trade
URL:http://www.mpo.cz/dokument173843.html
URL:http://www.mpo.cz/dokument42320.html
URL:http://www.buildup.eu/sites/default/files/content/CZ%20-%20Energy%20Efficiency%20Action%20Plan%20EN_0.pdf
Legal References:Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency; Directive 2006/32/EC, Article 14 (energy end-use efficiency and energy services)
Description:

The National Energy Efficiency Action Plans (NEEAP) aims to achieve energy savings across multiple sectors, including those in the supply, transmission and distribution of energy as well as energy end-use. To date, four NEEAPs have been developed and approved.

First National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP-I)

The Czech Energy Efficiency Action Plan, pursuant to the Directive on energy end-use efficiency and energy services, aims to achieve energy savings in individual sectors of consumption, amounting to 9% of the average annual national consumption from 2002-06. Overall attainable energy savings amount to 19 842 GWh, divided between five sectors (Household, tertiary, industrial, transport, agriculture). Approximately 30% of savings are to be achieved in the household sector, followed by the industrial and transport sectors (24% and 23% respectively). The Action Plan categorises energy-saving measures according to fuel (solid, liquid, gas) and energy (electrical and heat) across the various sectors.

Measures include:

  • Household sector
    • Minimum requirements regulating energy demands of new and reconstructed buildings
    • Energy audits of buildings
    • Building energy passports (being prepared for 2009)
    • Energy labelling of household appliances and eco-design
    • Provision of energy services and information, through training, workshops, energy agencies and consultation centres
    • Supporting energy efficiency and renewable energy activities through Intelligent Energy Europe
    • Investment support for refurbishment of prefabricated buildings
    • Support for local utilisation of renewable sources for heat generation
  • Tertiary sector
    • Minimum requirements regulating energy demands of new and reconstructed buildings
    • Investment supports for energy conservation measures in buildings and technological processes
    • Supporting provision of energy services
    • Support for local utilisation of renewable sources for heat generation
    • Energy audits of buildings
    • Building energy passports (being prepared for 2009)
    • Periodic verification of heating boilers and air-conditioning equipment (for 2008 and 2009)
    • Energy labelling of household appliances and eco-design
    • Provision of energy services and information, through training, workshops, energy agencies and consultation centres
  • Industry
    • Minimum requirements regulating energy demands of new and reconstructed buildings
    • Requirements for minimum efficiency during generation of electricity and heat
    • Investment supports for energy conservation measures in buildings and technological processes
    • Supporting provision of energy services
    • Research and development in energy conservation
    • Supporting energy efficiency and renewable energy activities through Intelligent Energy Europe
  • Transport
    • Support for local utilisation of renewable sources for heat generation 
    • Investment support for construction of facilities for combined transport
    • Investment support for the modernisation of equipment and infrastructure in rail transport
    • Research and development in energy conservation
  • Agriculture
    • Minimum requirements regulating energy demands of new and reconstructed buildings
    • Support for decentralisation of energy generation in agriculture

 

Second National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP-II)

Before NEEAP-II was drawn up, the national indicative target of final energy savings as set forth in NEEAP-I was revised. The calculation of the cumulative amount of energy savings in the years 2007 to 2016 should have been made, according to the calculation methodology provided in Directive 2006/32/EC, on the basis of actual final consumption of energy resources in the years 2002 to 2006. However, the original data on final energy consumption for the year 2006 had to be estimated at the time NEEAP-I was being prepared because the actual value, as published by the Czech Statistical Office (CSO) was not yet available. The subsequently published actual values differed from the estimates, and the targets were revised accordingly. By adjusting the reduced final fuel and energy consumption for 2006 in the light of the official CSO figures, the Czech Republic's target corresponding to 9% of average final consumption in the years 2002 to 2006 increased from 19 842 GWh to 20 309 GWh.

The NEAP II includes diverse actions and measures, which together aim to reduce energy consumption by 9.39% against an annual average use for the 2002 – 2006 period. This effort it to be shared between six sectors:

 

  • Households – 2.6%
  • Tertiary sector – 0.9%
  • Industry – 1.0%
  • Transport – 1.7%
  • Agriculture – 0.1%
  • Cross-cutting measures across all sectors – 3.1%

 

Measures provided by the Action Plan:

  1. Household
    • Support for the modernization of housing stock by means of building society savings schemes;
    • Regeneration of high-rise prefabricated buildings – PANEL/NEW PANEL Programme;
    • State Housing Development Fund grant for the repair of apartment buildings;
    • Loans to municipalities to upgrade housing stock;
    • Awareness – State support for activities leading to the reduction of thermal energy consumption in households;
    • Energy labelling of household appliances;
    • Electricity savings in household lighting;
    • Green Savings Programme;

  2. Tertiary sector
    • Expansion of the role of the public sector in demonstrating new technologies;
    • Electricity savings in tertiary sector lighting and in public street lighting;
    • Application of the Energy Star Agreement on office equipment;

  3. Industry
    • Promotion of energy efficiency under the Operational Programme Industry and Enterprise
    • Promotion of energy efficiency under the Operational Programme Enterprise and Innovation
    • Promotion of voluntary energy saving commitments

  4. Transport
    • Reduction in the emission and energy intensity of new passenger vehicles placed on the market
    • Measures to promote public road transport
    • Measures to promote combined transport
    • Measures to improve energy efficiency in rail transport

  5. Agriculture
    • Summary of measures to increase the energy efficiency of agricultural plants

  6. Crosscutting measures:
    • Offer of energy services by producers, distributors and suppliers of energy
    • Introduction of "white certificates" in practice and links to energy services
    • Benefits of implementing the recommendations of mandatory energy audits
    • The obligation to produce energy performance certificates for buildings (building certification)
    • Requirements of minimum efficiency in the generation of electricity, thermal energy and cold
    • Requirements of minimum efficiency in the transmission and distribution of electricity, thermal energy and cold
    • Rotating fund for the financing of energy saving projects
    • Promotion of energy efficiency under other Operational Programmes
    • State programmes on the promotion of energy savings and the utilization of renewable energy sources
    • Support for the dissemination of information and the promotion of energy savings by the State
    • Application of the Ecodesign Directive
    • The effect of the introduction of environmental tax reform on energy savings
    • Use of ambient energy for heat supply and hot water supply via heat pumps
    • Use of solar thermal energy for heat supply and hot water supply
    • Use of solar photovoltaic energy for electricity supply
    • The impact of tightening standards in the thermal protection of buildings on their energy efficiency
    • New requirements on the energy performance of buildings
    • Minimum efficiency of microproduction
    • The promotion of cogeneration
    • Targeted greening of pollution sources

 

Third National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP-III)

The third NEEAP sets the Czech Republic’s national indicative target: 47.84 PJ (13.29 TWh) of new final energy savings by 2020. Regarding implementation of the Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency (EED), a detailed overview of policy measures to reach this target is introduced. To comply with the requirements of Article 7 of the EED, the Czech Republic has opted to implement a set of other policy measures in accordance with Article 7(9) of the EED (alternative scheme). The plan includes six Annexes: List of alternative policy measures (according to Art. 7), List of other measures and quantification of achieved energy savings, Detailed description of energy-saving measures, Progress Report to meet the national targets for energy efficiency and Building Renovation Strategy (according to Art. 4).

 

Fourth National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP-IV)

The fourth update of the NEEAP was prepared after the final approval of the programs financed by the European Investment and Structural Funds. Cumulative energy savings target in final consumption under art. 7 of the Directive on energy efficiency was recalculated according to the Eurostat methodology and was set at 50.67 PJ (14.08 TWh). After the assessment of the current measures of the alternative scheme an additional policy measures in household, industry, transport and agriculture sectors and on the level of local governments were added. The Czech government approved the NEEAP—IV on 16 March 2016, resolution 215/2016.

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