Concerted Action for the Energy Efficiency Directive (CA-ESD)

Concerted Action Energy End-Use Efficiency and Energy Services Directive (CA-ESD)

In 2007 the European Commission started a project for concerted actions about introducing Directive 2006/32/EC “Energy End-Use Efficiency and Energy Services Directive” (CA-ESD) in the frames of Intelligent Energy Europe Programme.

The general aims of the project are:

- Enhance and structure the sharing of information and experiences from national implementation and promote good practice concepts in activities to improve and strengthen MS1 implementation of the ESD.
- Create favourable conditions for an accelerated degree of convergence of national procedures in ESD related matters.
- Complement the work of the Energy Demand Management Committee (EDMC, Article 16 ESD) and its sub-groups on top-down and bottom-up methods and CEN (European Committee for Standardization) standards and certification work.

The participation of Energy Efficiency Agency Bulgaria (EEA) led to successful harmonization this Directive in our legislation. In the period of project implementation a number of changes in the Bulgarian legislation were made – new Energy Efficiency Law (November 2008) and the Ordinances to the Law (April 2009). Two National reports were prepared – for Directive transposition and for Directive implementation. The last project meeting will be in Sofia at March 2011. EEA will co-operate to the organizers with the meeting organization with the logistic part – hotels and hall for the meeting, etc. The project will end at May 2011 but it is expected European Commission to prolong the term of the project with 3 more year – from 2011 to 2013.

More information for the CA-ESD project at