Montenegro

Membership

Day of Accession
1 January 2007
Status
Contracting Party

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IR2020 / Montenegro

Montenegro's 2020
implementation performance
and key energy
sector benchmark data

In general

Overall implementation performance, energy mix, consumption

Electricity

Implementation indicators, facts and figures, retail market opening

Gas

Implementation indicators

Renewable energy

Implementation indicators, total RES capacities, shares of energy from RES

Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency indicators, Implementation indicators, Implementation of labelling

Environment

Implementation indicators, LCP installations, hours used from opt-out period

Climate

Implementation indicators

Oil

Implementation indicators

Infrastructure

Implementation indicators

Statistics

Implementation indicators

National authorities

Regulatory authority, Competition authority, State Aid authority

Cybersecurity

Implementation indicators

Browse through Montenegro's
latest implementation updates

Latest developments in gas Date
Energy Regulatory Agency adopts the 

General conditions for gas supply.

January 2020

 

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 

 

   
The Ministry submitted to the Secretariat its third Progress Report on promotion and use of energy from renewable energy source. March 2020
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

 

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
Government of Montenegro adopted Decree on requirements for connection of electricity generators to the transmission and distribution networks, which transposes Regulation (EU) 2016/631 establishing a network code on requirements for grid connection of generators. July 2019
The Government adopted two Decrees ensuring transposition of Connection Network Codes (Regulation (EU) 2016/1388  and  Regulation (EU) 2016/1447). May 2019
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

 

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

 

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
After designation as a Nature Park, the Ulcinj Salina 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

 

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
Latest developments in climate Date
At its 139th session, the Government of Montenegro adopted 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