The USAID Energy Investment Activity assists stakeholders in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) to prepare an Energy Efficiency Obligation scheme model that is tailored to BiH circumstances and the constitutional jurisdictions of all government levels. This assistance is performed through the EEO Working Group, which consists of all relevant state and entity ministries, institutions and regulatory commissions.
The process of developing the EEO Model will start by defining the Policy Objectives. That input will be used in the development of the EEO Scheme Outline. Once the Policy Objectives and Outline is agreed with the EEO Working Group, USAID EIA will develop draft reports on the following topics:
- The sectors and facility types that will be covered by the EEO scheme based on an analysis of the potential of economic impact of the energy efficiency (EE) measures.
- Obligatory parties: the type of energy providers the EEO scheme will target (such as suppliers with a certain number of customers, energy-intensive players) to avoid an undue burden on small energy providers that lack the requisite systems, infrastructure, and capability to implement the obligations.
- Fuel coverage: what fuel sources (e.g., electricity, natural gas, LPG, heating oil, transport fuels, district heating) should be covered by the EEO scheme.
- Savings targets for EEO scheme, taking into account the overall energy efficiency targets for BiH.
- Eligible Energy Efficiency Measures that can be applicable for the energy efficiency industry in BiH.
- Monitoring and verification process for documenting the energy saved through the implementation of EE measures.
- Enforcement methods for the EEO scheme obligations to make sure that the EEO scheme is functional and that all the parties are complying with the set rules.