Day of Accession
1 January 2007
Contracting Party

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latest implementation updates

Latest developments in security of supply Date
TSOs of Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina 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 Third Package Date
The Parliament of Montenegro adopted the Energy Law. December 2015
Montenegrin Parliament adopted the Law on Cross Border Exchange of Electricity and Natural Gas, completing the transposition of the acquis.  June 2016 


With its decree to revise incentive fee applied to end-customers to compensate the cost of the promotion of electricity from renewable sources, the Government set the incentive for 2019 at a value of 0,9439 c€/kWh. This doubles the 2018 value. January 2019
The Government adopted three secondary acts on biofuels.  June 2018

Secretariat submitted draft amendments to the Energy Law introducing a support scheme for renewable energy in compliance with State aid guidelines.

July 2017

Government of Montenegro adopts Renewable Energy Progress Report 2014-2015.

February 2017 


Latest development in oil Date
A new draft Law on Security of Supply of Oil Products, which regulates the manner of establishing and managing emergency oil stocks and the procedure in case of disruption of supply of petroleum products to Montenegro, was finalized.

September 2016

Following the adoption (April 2015), the government revised the action plan for the implementation of Directive 2009/119/EC, in order to reflect all components of the emergency oil stockholding system. September 2015


Latest developments in Regulator Affairs Date
National Energy Regulator of Montenegro, RAE, is the first Energy Community regulator to have been granted observer status in the Gas and Electricity Working Groups of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER). November 2017
Latest developments in electricity Date
According to the plan presented at a kick-off meeting, the Montenegrin electricity power exchange (MEPX) is expected to go-live in Q1 2020. April 2019
The Decrees for transposition of the network codes on demand connection, requirements for connection of generators and requirements for connection of HVDC systems were drafted and submitted to the Government for adoption.  May 2018
The national regulatory authority adopted a final decision certifying the transmission system operator following the Secretariat’s positive Opinion.  April 2018
Regulation (EU) 543/2013 was transposed in a compliant manner by the Rulebook on information provided by the transmission system operator and the manner of submitting and publishing data with electricity market relevance, adopted by the Ministry of Economy. March 2018

In its Opinion, Secretariat supports the certification of the electricity system operator ( “CGES”)  in Montenegro.

March 2018 
The national regulatory authority adopted the preliminary decision on certification of the transmission system operator and submitted to the Secretariat for its opinion.  October 2017
The market operator COTEE, the transmission system operator CGES and the incumbent utility EPCG set up and registered a limited liability company with the task to establish a power exchange in Montenegro. August

With the regulator's Decision to approve the appointment of a compliance officer of Montenegro distribution system operator CEDIS, the process of functional unbundling of CEDIS from its parent company EPCG is completed. CEDIS is now a separate legal entity owned by EPCG, with its own visual identity, with adopted compliance programme and compliance officer in place.

July 2017
The regulator adopted new market and balancing rules. The balancing model allows for market-based and non-discriminatory balancing with an inter-transmission system operator model for cross-border exchange of balancing energy. July 2017
Following the government decision from 2016, the market operator, COTEE, the transmission system operator, CGES, and the incumbent company, EPCG, signed a Foundation Act and Statute of a limited liability company for purpose of establishing a power exchange.  June 2017
CGES, Montenegrian transmission system operator, applied for certification. June 2017
COTEE drafted and published new Market Rules for public consultations.  January 2017


Latest development in infrastructure Date
Ahead of the expected entry into operation of the new electricity interconnection between Montenegro and Italy, CGES and TERNA, launched a public consultation on the rules to be applied for the allocation of transmission rights on this border. July 2019

In order to transpose Regulation (EU) 347/2013, Montenegro drafted secondary legislation.

September 2017


Latest developments in environment Date
During the past year, fourteen environmental impact assessments were completed for different projects: seven for energy infrastructure, three for surface storage of natural gas, three for hydro power plants and one for a wind park. October 2019
The Ulcinj Salina was designated as a Nature Park and was submitted to the Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention for designation as a wetland of international importance. June 2019
Montenegro complies with its reporting obligations on pollutants under the scope of the Large Combustion Plants Directive by submitting the relevant information to the European Environment Agency. TPP Pljevlja was in operation 7.081 hours in 2018. April 2019
The new provisions introduced by Directive 2014/52/EU were transposed by an amendment to the Law on Environmental Impact Assessment. November 2018
Amendments to the Law on Integrated Prevention and Control were adopted, with the aim of transposing certain provisions of the Industrial Emissions Directive. July 2018
The lignite-fired TPP Pljevlja, the only large combustion plant in Montenegro, started its opt-out, when the monitoring of the operational hours of the plant began. January 2018
Montenegro adopted Annual Monitoring Programme for Automotive and Marine Fuels. This ensures the implementation of Decision (EU) 2015/253 May 2017
Montenegro adopted a new Decree on Limit Values of Pollutants in Liquid Fossil Fuels, transposing the Sulphur in Fuels Directive (EU) 2016/802 and Implementing Decision (EU) 2015/253. March 2017


Latest developments in energy efficiency  
The fourth Energy Efficiency Action Plan for the period 2019-2021, in line with the requirements of Directive 2012/27/EU, was approved by the Government of Montenegro. June 2019
The Law on Amendments to the Law on Efficient Use of Energy, adopted by the Parliament of Montenegro in April 2019, enters into force. May 2019
The Government of Montenegro established the Eco Fund (based on the Law on Environment), but it is still unclear to what extent this fund will support energy efficiency projects November 2018
Montenegro submits its second  Annual Report  under the Energy Efficiency Directive to the Secretariat. November 2018
The 3-year plan for reconstruction of central government administrative buildings 2017-2019 was adopted by Government. The 2016 Decree on reconstruction of official buildings sets a 1% reconstruction target for central-government buildings, prioritizing buildings with lowest energy performance.  December 2016
To fully transpose Directive 2010/30/EU and seven delegated acts, Montenegro adopted three additional rulebooks. November 2016

The 3rd EEAP, which also includes a roadmap for full transposition of Directive 2012/27/EU, was submitted to the Secretariat and adopted by the Montenegrin government.

June 2016
Latest developments in climate Date
At its 139th session, the Law on Protection from the Negative Impact of Climate Change. October 2019
Second Biennial Update Report was submitted to UNFCCC with well defined  reporting obligations and institutional roles. April 2019
A national working group to work on the NECPs was officially set up and convened for the first time in November 2018. November 2018
The annual data collection plan for the preparation of an inventory of greenhouse gas emissions was adopted. May 2018

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

October 2017

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