New edition of energy transparency index to be developed by WatchDog.MD and regional partners

Nov 30, 2021

Community WatchDog.MD together with regional partners developed the first edition of the energy transparency index in 2020. The index reveals the level of information transparency in energy sectors of three Eastern Partnership countries – Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia.

The energy transparency index refers to the information openness regarding the electricity and natural gas markets. It is calculated on the basis of more than 200 indicators (117 indicators applicable to the Republic of Moldova). The index assesses the availability and completeness of the information to be made public by the authorities and licensed companies, according to EU legislation and OECD best practices.

Conducting the periodic assessment of transparency index of energy markets should become an established practice, enhancing the transparency and evaluating the progress of national governments in reforming the energy sector. Additionally to Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia, the new edition will emphasize the energy sector of EU member Romania.

The presentation of the final report for 2021 Energy Transparency Index is scheduled for March 2022. The project is implemented by Ukrainian think-tank Dixi Group, with the financial support of the European Union and Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation.

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