The review team was comprised of the following experts
- Mr. Nikola Tsankov, Secretary General, Sustainable Energy Development Agency (SEDA), Bulgaria (and Chair of the Peer Review team);
- Dr. Roman Podolets, Head of Department of the Energy Sector Development and Projections, Institute for Economics and Forecasting, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (IEF/NASU);
- Mr. Korkmaz Gul, Monitoring & Evaluation Group Coordinator, Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources of Turkey / Department of Energy Efficiency and Environment of Turkey; and
- Dr. Oleksandr Antonenko, representative from the Energy Charter Secretariat.
The Peer Review team was also joined by Mr Dangis Verseckas, representative of the EU Delegation to Azerbaijan.
The review team met with Mr Elnur Soltanov, Deputy Minister of Energy of Azerbaijan and representatives from other ministries, state authorities, international institutions and companies.
The in-depth Energy Efficiency Reviews analyse the broad economic and energy context of the country, patterns of energy use, energy efficiency policies and institutional frameworks. The fact-finding mission provided an opportunity to discuss issues and challenges with stakeholders of the country’s energy sector and will provide the basis for the recommendations to be presented in a report for adoption by the Energy Charter Conference (the International Energy Charter’s decision-making body) at its annual meeting later this year.
The Peer review mission was also organised in cooperation with the EU4Energy technical assistance project supporting the development of the first National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP) of Azerbaijan. On the 1st January 2020, Azerbaijan also assumes the Chairmanship of the Energy Charter Conference.