The Republic of Moldova accumulated 53 points out of 100, ranking lower than Georgia (56) and Ukraine (60) according to the Energy Transparency Index for 2020, conducted for the 3 Eastern Partnership countries. The energy transparency index refers to the natural gas and electricity markets and was calculated based on over 200 indicators (115 applicable to the Republic of Moldova), characterizing the availability, accessibility, usability, and completeness of the information to be made public, according to with EU and OECD legislation and best practices. Given the specificity of the indicator, only publicly available information was operated.

The indicators were grouped into 8 categories. Based on the individual score for each indicator, was calculated the average score by category and then the overall score by country. Thus, the Republic of Moldova ranked best in terms of information transparency in the categories “Reliability and Security” (92/100) and “Public Policies” (70/100), and the worst in the categories “Reporting” (20 / 100) and “Public Authorities” (44/100). Data collection was carried out between August and October 2020.

The analysis highlighted a number of important gaps in terms of informing consumers and market participants, such as the lack of data on administrators and actual beneficiaries of licensees, the lack of reports on the implementation of network development plans, the lack of evaluations of the effectiveness of regulatory policies, etc. At the same time, a number of gaps are caused by the delay in the process of implementing the 3rd energy package in the natural gas sector.

1)Please find more information in the below RESEARCH.

2) The database with indicators can be accessed HERE.

The research was conducted by DiXi Group (Ukraine), World Experience for Georgia “WEG” (Georgia), and Community WatchDog.MD (Moldova), within a project funded by the European Union through the grant mechanism of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum.

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