Implementation of the Energy Efficiency Directive
The Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) entered into force on 4 December 2012. It replaced the Energy Services Directive (2006/32/EC) and the CHP Directive (Directive 2004/8/EC on the promotion of cogeneration based on a useful heat demand in the internal energy market).
A working group was set up to prepare the national implementation of the EED. The group published its report in January 2014. In Finland, the EED is implemented with the Energy Efficiency Act that entered into force on 1 January 2015.
The Act to modify the Energy Efficiency Act entered into force on 1. January 2017. This modification carried into effect regulations on energy efficiency of public procurement of products, services and buildings. In additions, the role of the public procurement as promoter of energy efficiency was strengthened.