Energy End-Use Efficiency Law

Original Language Title: Enerģijas galapatēriņa efektivitātes likums

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Read the untranslated law here: https://www.vestnesis.lv/ta/id/205247

The Saeima has adopted and the President promulgated the following laws: the law of energy end-use efficiency in chapter I. General provisions article 1. The terms used in the law, the law is applied in the following terms: 1) energy — a product with a specific value, electricity, heat and energy of all kinds (except aviation and marine bunker fuels);
2) end user: the natural or legal person that purchases energy for personal consumption;
3) improving energy efficiency — reducing energy end-use technologies, direct consumer or economic changes;
4) energy efficiency improvement measures: specific end-user groups apply to activities that are verifiable and measurable progress or calculable energy;
5) energy savings: an amount of saved energy determined by measuring or estimating consumption before and after one or more energy efficiency improvement measures;
6) energy services: a service provided by the merchant to achieve measurable or quantifiable energy savings;
7) energy efficiency services agreement — and receiving energy services provider contract for specific energy efficiency improvement measures, if payment for investment in these activities constitute the achieved energy, agreement on which is fixed in the contract;
8) energy savings for all of the financial instruments — financial instruments such as funds, subsidies, tax rebates, loans, third party funding, energy efficiency, energy savings contract guarantees agreements and other related agreements, which the State, municipalities or private organizations have made available on the market, to partially or fully cover the implementation of energy efficiency measures in the initial cost of the project;
9) energy audit — activities that are performed to obtain information about the structure of energy consumption in buildings or groups of buildings, industrial processes or equipment, as well as identify and evaluate the economically reasonable energy savings opportunities, and whose results are summarized in the report;
10) small distribution system operator or low energy trader: energy trader who distributed or sold to final customers of energy, the equivalent of which is less than 40 gigavatstund (GWh) per year, or who employ fewer than five people, or whose annual turnover or annual balance sheet amount do not exceed 700 000 lats.
2. article. The purpose of the law the law aims to ensure the energy end-use efficiency and energy services, as well as the development of a market for energy services.
3. article. The scope of the law (1) of the Act apply to energy end-use, energy services, energy marketing, distribution system operation and monitoring of energy in each of the energy end-use sectors: households, industry, services, agriculture, transport sectors and the public sector.
(2) the Act shall not apply to the equipment involved in the European Union emissions trading scheme law "on pollution" in the order, and the actions arising from the national armed forces, article 2 of the law.
Chapter II. The overall national indicative energy savings goal, savings accounts and the availability of information article 4. The overall national indicative energy savings target (1) the overall national indicative energy savings target shall be established for the implementation of the energy policy of the responsible Ministry (hereinafter referred to as the responsible Ministry), and it is reachable through the energy services and other energy efficiency improvement measures. The overall national indicative energy savings target and energy savings calculation methodology develop a responsible Ministry.
(2) in order to achieve the overall national indicative energy savings target, is designed for energy efficiency programs, and definitely cost effective, practical energy efficiency measures in each of the energy end-use sectors.
(3) the order in which you list the national energy end-use savings overall national indicative energy savings target shall be determined by the Cabinet of Ministers.
5. article. Energy monitoring (1) the monitoring of energy the aim is to collect and systematize information about all supported energy efficiency measures and their results, as well as any other information related to energy efficiency, in order to ensure the overall national indicative energy savings target and the process of national energy efficiency action plans follow-up. Energy efficiency monitoring system operating procedures established by the Cabinet of Ministers.
(2) energy savings accounts in the General national indicative energy savings target shall be carried out under the responsibility of the Ministry.
(3) for the calculated energy savings must be verifiable, measurable and realistic.
(4) energy end-use savings calculated by the descending or ascending method of calculation in accordance with this law, articles 6 and 7 of the principles.
6. article. The downward energy savings calculation methods principles (1) energy end-use savings amount is calculated based on the data of the country's total galaenerģij the level of savings by sector and consumer groups pursuant to article 4 of this law in the first part of the methodology.
(2) energy savings after the down methods calculated on the basis of the energy efficiency indicator changes over a period of time before and after the implementation of energy efficiency measures.
7. article. Energy saving calculation methods of bottom-up principles (1) energy end-use savings amount is calculated as the sum of the energy savings achieved by implementing specific energy efficiency improvement measures.
(2) energy savings after upward methods calculated on the basis of the measurement or assessment data and methods.
(3) the assumptions used for the calculations and their size determined in accordance with article 4 of this law the methodology referred to in the first subparagraph.
8. article. A procedure for the provision of information (1) any energy efficiency project implementer, if the project is fully or partially implemented through the types of aid as a direct payment from the State or local government (subsidies), State or municipal bonds, credit, interest rate subsidies and other financial assistance that is allocated or provided from the State, municipalities or European Union structural funds, once a year for three years after completion of the project provides information about the object's energy consumption before and after implementation of the project.
(2) energy efficiency improvement project implementors, not using any of the first paragraph of this article, the types of aid may inform the Ministry responsible for the results of their project in the form set out in the relevant information.
9. article. Energy end-use efficiency in public sector (1) State and local government sector (public sector) energy efficiency system management, monitoring the implementation of energy-efficiency requirements and energy efficiency measures for energy savings in the check carried out by the responsible Ministry.
(2) the State and local authorities to promote energy efficiency: 1) arranging various energy efficiency measures and participation in its implementation;
2) provides a cost effective measures;
3) provided that the measures in question be implemented in such a way, to the shortest possible period of time to achieve the greatest possible energy savings by avoiding significant negative effects on the environment. (3) the municipality may on a voluntary basis to develop energy efficiency action plans.
(4) the public sector energy efficiency measures are included in the national energy efficiency action plans.
10. article. Information available to all market participants with information about the national energy efficiency policies, energy efficiency measures and programmes, financial and legal framework is available on the energy policy of the Ministry responsible for the home page on the internet.
11. article. The responsible Ministry of rights and obligations (1) the responsible Ministry has the right to request and receive from the public authorities, as well as the laws and regulations in the order from the local authorities, natural or legal persons for information about energy efficiency measures for energy efficiency monitoring system in each of the article 3 of this law referred to in the first paragraph of the energy end-use sectors.
(2) the responsible Ministry gathers all available information about the implemented energy efficiency measures, based on this information, analyzes the national energy efficiency action plan and the execution of the overall national indicative energy savings target and prepare this law referred to in article 17 action plans.

(3) the responsible Ministry created and oversees the energy efficiency monitoring system.
(4) the responsible Ministry provides energy efficiency gained in the area of exchange of best practice between national and local government authorities and public access to relevant information.
(5) the responsible Ministry to constantly provide the public with information on the implementation of energy efficiency measures, on a regular basis, but not less frequently than quarterly to sum and, if necessary, restore the information on energy efficiency in your home page on the internet.
(6) the responsible Ministry in its homepage on the internet published: 1) laid down by the Ministry of information form, you can use the volunteer information provider;
2) simplified energy audits survey page or computer programs;
3) information about the energy efficiency indicators as public procurement evaluation criteria.
Chapter III. Energy end-use efficiency and energy services promotion article 12. Agreement on energy efficiency (1) energy end-use efficiency and energy services promotion is closed an agreement on energy efficiency.
(2) the agreement on the provision of energy efficiency: 1) industry associations, business operators or local authorities conclude contracts with the State of implementation of energy efficiency measures;
2) State to establish subsidies for energy audits and energy efficiency improvement for the individual measures are implemented in accordance with this agreement;
3) all stakeholders responsible for the Ministry's homepage in the internet to get acquainted with the conclusion of the agreement.
(3) any interested party before the agreement on energy efficiency to be able to get acquainted with the information to be published and to express their views on it.
(4) the procedure is concluded and the agreement on monitoring the energy efficiency, determined by the Cabinet of Ministers.
13. article. Distribution system operators and energy traders (1) the distribution system operators and energy traders ' reports which they submit to the Ministry responsible for recording information about the purpose of energy efficiency investment amounts invested and the investment result achieved energy savings megavatstund (MWh) and in dollars, where the distribution system operator or the energy trader to participate in energy efficiency measures.
(2) the distribution system operators and energy traders are prohibited from taking any action that might impede and other energy efficiency improvement measures and to request, as well as interfere with the development of the market for energy services.
(3) the distribution system operators and energy traders offer energy services to end-users and are entitled to conclude an agreement or contract with the immediate customers for implementation of energy efficiency measures.
(4) the distribution system operators and energy traders may not specify that energy services company or certified energoauditor to the final consumer should be chosen.
14. article. The provision of energy services and financing for the provision of energy services must meet the following conditions: 1) energy efficiency services agreement shall include information on: (a) the beneficiary of the energy services) (a subscriber), (b) energy services provider) (artist), c) provided funding of third parties, if any is used, d) energy end-use, e) the recommended energy efficiency measures, the energy services provider, f) underlying energy efficiency measures and the assessment of project financing, g), (h) the scheme), the expected payment method i) other issues;
2) energy services provider fully funded energy efficiency improvement measures of its own and third party financial products or only from your own or from the third party only the financial resources;
3) investment invested pays off completely from the implementation of energy services in the energy savings gained from the contractually agreed;
energy services provider 4) fully or partially undertake the project financial, technical and commercial risks;
5) energy efficiency services agreement shall be published in the form of responsible Ministry in its homepage on the internet.
15. article. The availability of energy audits (1) industrial energy audits to take energoauditor, whose qualifications comply with energoauditēšan requirements of legislation.
(2) If this Act article 3, referred to in the first subparagraph the energy end-use sectors, energy audit is not available, it is supported by the State.
(3) the procedures to be carried out in industrial energy audits, shall be determined by the Cabinet of Ministers.
16. article. Direct provision of information consumers, energy records (1) the distribution system operator or the energy trader's obligation to ensure direct consumers, which it supplies with information about: 1) sold to final customers of energy prices;
2) end user's actual energy consumption;
3) opportunity to communicate with the consumer organisations, agencies or other bodies, where can I get information on energy efficiency measures.
(2) if the end user wants and if it can, the distribution system operator or the energy trader to provide him with information on the current energy consumption energy consumption in comparison with the previous year's relevant period.
(3) in the first and second parts of the information referred to in the energy trader can place your website on the internet or to include invoiced for the end-users, in the contracts with them or informational materials. The first and second parts of the requirements do not apply to small distribution system operator and small energy traders.
(4) in so far as this is technically feasible, economically reasonable and proportionate to the potential energy savings energy services provider sets up individual electricity and heat meters that accurately reflect the final customer's actual energy consumption and provide information on actual time of use. The following counters installed in all cases where a connection is made to a new building or a complete reconstruction of the building in accordance with the law of the energy performance of buildings.
(5) if possible, the distribution system operator, or traders of energy provides information about energy consumption of direct consumers in comparison with analogous groups of consumers power.
Chapter IV. The national action plan for energy efficiency article 17. The national action plan for energy efficiency (1) national action plan for energy efficiency is the Treasury policy planning document in the field of energy efficiency.
(2) the national energy efficiency action plan shall be prepared every three years. It defines and includes: 1), overall national indicative energy savings target.
2) energy efficiency improvement measures in each of the energy end-use sector intended for the exercise of the General national indicative energy savings target to be achieved;
3) measures the public sector to implement the plan as a model for energy efficiency;
4) with direct consumer related information and consultation actions.
(3) the national energy efficiency action plan to include at least two of the following public sector energy efficiency improvement measures: 1) for energy savings for financial instruments;
2) different categories of energy-efficient goods lists of equipment and the purchase of the vehicle;
3 energy-efficient equipment) procurement, which your energy efficiency saves all operating modes, including in standby mode;
4) existing installations or replacement of vehicles with this part 2 and 3 referred to equipment and vehicles or renewal;
5) energy audits and their opinions included the economically justifiable recommendations;
6) energy efficient building or part of the purchase or rental, as well as purchased or rented buildings or parts of reconstruction (also a simplified reconstruction) or renovation (also simplified the renovation).
(4) future action plans in addition to the second and third subparagraphs above requirements include the following information: 1) the previous execution of the action plan;
2) put the overall national indicative energy savings target;
3) above, and the possible measures implemented or planned future assessment of the measures taken, through a single energy efficiency indicators and benchmarks;
4) all existing available information.
Transitional provisions 1. Cabinet of Ministers until July 1, 2010 does this law article 4, third paragraph, and article 5, the provisions referred to in the first paragraph.
2. the Cabinet of Ministers until 2011 January 1 issue 12 of this law in the fourth paragraph of article and article 15 the third paragraph of those provisions.
3. the responsible Ministry 2011 January 1, article 4 of this law shall be issued a methodology referred to in the first subparagraph.
4. The following national energy efficiency action plans are prepared and submitted to the European Commission not later than June 30, 2011 and no later than 30 June 2014.
Informative reference to European Union directive

The law includes provisions that derive from European Parliament and Council Directive 2006/32/EC of 5 April 2006 on energy end-use efficiency and energy services and repealing Council Directive 93/76/EEC (text with EEA relevance).
The Parliament adopted the law of 28 January 2010.
The President of the Parliament instead of the President g. Many Riga 2010 February 17.