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31 December 2006
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IR2021 / Montenegro

Montenegro's 2021
implementation performance
and key energy
sector benchmark data

In general

Overall implementation performance, energy mix, consumption


Implementation indicators, facts and figures, retail market opening


Implementation indicators

Renewable energy

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

Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency indicators, Implementation indicators, Implementation of labelling


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


Implementation indicators


Implementation indicators


Implementation indicators


Implementation indicators

National authorities

Regulatory authority, Competition authority, State Aid authority


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 


Latest developments in renewable energy  
Montenegro submitted its forth Progress Report on promotion and use of energy from renewable sources July 2021
As an obligation arising from the amendments to the Energy Law adopted in July 2020, the Montenegrin Electricity Market Operator adopted rules on the register of guarantees of origin. The Rules are needed to determine the content and manner of keeping the register December 2020
The Ministry submitted to the Secretariat its third Progress Report on promotion and use of energy from renewable energy source. March 2020


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  
Montenegro submits its fifth  Annual Report, under the Energy Efficiency Directive to the Secretariat. June 2021
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
Latest developments in climate Date
Montenegro sent the first three draft chapters of the NECP to the Secretariat. May 2021
Montenegro, as the first Contracting Party, has introduced a cap and trade scheme for major CO2 emitters. February 2020
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