Review of the Renewable Energy Directive – Amendment to ANNEX VII

Date: 14 November 2021
Review of the Renewable Energy Directive – Amendment to ANNEX VII
Review of the Renewable Energy Directive – Amendment to ANNEX VII

Draft delegated Regulation amending Annex VII of Directive (EU) 2018/2001 regards a methodology for calculating the amount of renewable energy used for cooling and district cooling out for consultation.

Draft delegated Regulation amending Annex VII of Directive (EU) 2018/2001

The Renewable Energy Directive promotes greater use of renewable energy in all energy sectors, including heating and cooling.

Article 7(3), fifth subparagraph of Directive (EU) 2018/2001 mandates the Commission to adopt a delegated act by 31 December 2021 in order to establish a methodology for calculating the quantity of renewable energy used for individual cooling and district cooling and to amend Annex VII. That methodology shall include minimum seasonal performance factors for heat pumps operating in reverse mode.

The draft delegated regulation aiming to establish that methodology has been published on 28 October 2021 and the consultation will run until 25 November 2021.

Next steps

The Commission adoption of the proposal is planned for the fourth quarter 2021. After this the discussion on the proposals will start in the European Parliament and Council and are likely to see many amendments formulated.

Recommended actions

The proposed methodology is quite detailed, Eurovent members, especially those active in the heat pumps industry, are invited to assess the proposed methodology and provide the Eurovent Secretariat with their feedback/comments.

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