The authorities of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia have presented in 2006 their programmes and policies on energy efficiency. Since the country is highly dependent on imported fuels, the promotion of fuel diversification and energy savings are high on the national policy agenda.
With this in mind, the Government has been engaged in the establishment of an Energy Agency and Energy Efficiency Fund, which should allow for improved implementation of a national energy efficiency strategy. With regard to renewable energy resources, there are also clear possibilities to strengthen the role of hydro-power in the national energy mix.
The Review describes measures taken by the Macedonian authorities to meet their commitments under the Charter's Protocol on Energy Efficiency and Related Environmental Aspects, for example through the certification of energy auditors, and the establishment of energy codes for facilities and equipment standards.