DENA’S ACTIVITIES / ENERGY DIALOGUES

German-Belarussian Energy Dialogue

Within the framework of an energy dialogue, dena is helping Belarus transform its energy system. The aim of the transnational cooperation is to achieve the global energy transition.

Starting point

Description: German-Belarussian Energy Dialogue

Client: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)

Country: Republic of Belarus

Lead executing agency/partner ministries: Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Belarus

Founding year: 2014

Contact: Bärbel Warnig (warnig(at)dena.de), Bastian Stenzel (stenzel(at)dena.de)

 

As a state bordering the European Union, the Republic of Belarus is one of the most important bridges concerning the energy supply. In particular, the Druzhba oil pipeline and the Yamal-Europe gas route are central supply channels for transporting energy resources from the Russian Federation.

Despite its close ties to the Eurasian Economic Union, Belarus has different interests in the field of energy policy due to the lack of its own energy resources. Security of supply but also social aspects play an important role in the country’s energy strategy. Diversification of the energy supply and an increase in energy efficiency are becoming increasingly important.

Target

The energy cooperative agreement with Belarus contributes to the energy policy dialogue in terms of the energy transition. Forward-looking developments will be initiated and supported by German expertise.

Focus topics

So far, the focus has been on energy efficiency in buildings and moving towards an integrated energy system.

Approach

With the support of the BMWi, dena has worked on individual projects in Belarus for many years. Since the beginning of 2020, the dialogue has been given a new framework with a project-related energy cooperative agreement.

Regular bilateral consultations take place in varied formats. German-Belarusian Energy Day is held every two years as the central forum for political and professional exchanges. In addition to these meetings, joint workgroups support specific projects.

Effects

Success can be seen in the field of efficiency standards in construction in particular. Regulatory recommendations drawn up by the bilateral commission (expert council) have been included in the corresponding amendments.

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