Bosnia and Herzegovina


Day of Accession
1 July 2006
Contracting Party

Browse through Bosnia and Herzegovina's
latest implementation updates

Latest developments in security of supply Date
TSOs of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia, NOS BiH, CGES and EMS, signed a contract on the establishment of the Security Coordination Center (SCC) in Belgrade.  April 2015


Latest developments in electricity Date
Republika Srpska submitted a new draft Electricity Law for adoption by the entity Parliament. The Law transposes unbundling provisions in compliance with the Third Package and is in its final public hearing procedure. July 2019
SERC adopted rules on the Connection Network Codes implementing conditions for derogations and exemptions for emerging technologies, followed by decisions on the criteria and the procedure for application of derogations February 2019
SERC approved the new Grid Code transposing the provisions under the jurisdiction of SERC such as the preparation of planning documents, connection procedures and applied standards including voltage levels for normal and contingency operation. September 2018
A set of Connection Network Codes were transposed by the decision of SERC adopted. According to the decision, a final deadline for the implementation will expire on 12 June 2021. June 2018
The utility of Republika Srpska acquired membership in SEEPEX which provided access to trading and clearing services of the Serbian power exchange.  March 2017
An updated Grid Code for transmission was approved by SERC. It defines the planning process, connection procedures and contingency operation. December 2016
The Long Term Network Development Plan for the period 2017 – 2026 was also approved and published. December 2016
SERC approved the bilateral rules for allocation of cross-border capacity for 2017 for yearly, monthly and daily auctions on the border with Serbia (auctions performed by EMS), for intraday auctions on the borders with Serbia and Montenegro (auctions performed by NOS BIH), and for intraday auctions on the borders with Croatia (auctions performed by HOPS). November 2016


Ministry of Energy, Mining and Industry adopts the Rulebook on regular inspections of heating and air conditioning systems October 2019
Bosnia and Herzegovina submitted its third Annual Report under the Energy Efficiency Directive to the Secretariat. July 2019
At the level of the state of Bosnia and Herzegovina, a decision on the establishment of an energy management system and an information system on energy efficiency was adopted by the Council for Ministers. June 2019
The Rulebook on an energy efficiency information system was adopted in Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.  January 2019
Bosnia Herzegovina submits its Second Annual Report under the Energy Efficiency Directive to the Secretariat. November 2018
ESCO model contracts and the legal gap analysis were finalised and submitted to Bosnia and Herzegovina by EBRD and the Energy Community Secretariat, as part of an international technical assistance programme (REEP Plus). June 2018
At the 123.  session of the Council of Ministers, at the proposal of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Energy Efficiency Action Plan in Bosnia and Herzegovina for period 2016 – 2018 was adopted. December 2017
Regarding energy efficiency measures in buildings, a comprehensive programme for energy efficiency improvements in the residential sector was launched by the EBRD Green Economy Financing Facility. November 2017


Latest developments in renewable energy Date
Third Progress Report on promotion and use of energy from renewable energy source submitted to the Secretariat.  July 2019

Bosnia Herzegovina adopts its First Progress Report under Renewable Energy Directive 2009/28/EC.

November 2017

Secretariat submitted draft amendments to Renewable Energy Laws in force of Republika Srspka and Federation, introducing support schemes for renewable energy in compliance with State aid guidelines.

July 2017

Bosnia and Herzegovina adopts National Renewable Action Plan.

April 2016 


Bosnia and Herzegovina fulfilled its reporting obligations on pollutants under the scope of the Large Combustion Plants Directive by submitting the relevant information to the European Environment Agency. August 2019
Ministry of Spatial Planning, Civil Engineering and Ecology of Republika Srpska submitted the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations an amended Rulebook on Measures to Prevent and Reduce Air Pollution and Improve Air Quality. December 2017
Secretariat gave a positive assessment on Bosnia and Herzegovina's National Emission Reduction Plan. October 2016


Latest developments in climate Date
Bosnia and Herzegovina officially launched a national working group to work on its NECP. The national working group is meeting regularly. February 2019

 As a non-Annex I party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Bosnia and Herzegovina ratified the Paris Agreement.

March 2017

Latest development in regulatory authority affairs Date

State Electricity Regulatory Commission becomes Observer of the Council of European Energy Regulators.

January 2017 


Latest development in gas Date
The Republika Srpska regulator adopted the Rulebook on supplier switching, defining the rights and obligations of different entities. April 2019
Republika Srpska successfully transposed the unbundling and certification requirements in line with the gas acquis on its territory by the adoption of a primary energy law and a Rulebook on certification. March 2019


Latest developments in energy efficiency Date

Law on energy performance of buildings (transposing Directive 2010/31/EU) was adopted by the Albanian parliament.

November 2016


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