Infrastructure

State of compliance

The Ministry of Economy prepared amendments to the Law on cross border exchanges in electricity and natural gas and promotion of strategic projects in order to ensure full transposition and implementation of Regulation (EU) 347/2013, as adapted and adopted by Ministerial Council. The amendments are yet to be adopted.

  • National Competent Authority

    National Competent Authority

    An analysis performed by the Ministry of Economy indicated that the Ministry shall establish the national competent authority within the existing National Office for Energy Infrastructure (NOEI), which shall be responsible for facilitating and coordinating the permit granting process of energy infrastructure projects of strategic significance, including Projects of Energy Community Interest (PECIs) and Projects of Mutual Interest (PMIs). The national competent authority has not been designated to date.

  • Manual of procedures

    Manual of procedures

    A unified procedure already exists in Montenegro and is being applied for all infrastructure projects. There are strictly defined deadlines for obtaining the necessary documents from other permit granting entities. Still, the existing unified procedure is not reflected in a Manual of procedures as defined by Regulation (EU) 347/2013.

  • Set of indicators and corresponding reference values

    Set of indicators and corresponding reference values

    According to the Article 11(2), by 30 June 2018, national regulatory authorities cooperating in the framework of the Regulatory Board shall establish and make publicly available for comparable projects of the infrastructure categories included in Annex I(1) and (2).

    In order to assist the Contracting Parties, the Secretariat coordinated the data collection in order to prepare a set of indicators and corresponding reference values for the comparison of unit investment costs in the Energy Community. This is still work in progress.

  • Methodology and the criteria used to evaluate investment with the higher risks

    Methodology and the criteria used to evaluate investment with the higher risks

    According to the Article 13(6), by 31 December 2017, each national regulatory authority should publish its methodology and the criteria used to evaluate investments in electricity and gas infrastructure projects and the higher risks incurred by them.

    The national regulatory authority of Montenegro complies with Article 13(6) of Regulation (EU) 347/2013 as it did publish its methodology and the criteria used to evaluate investments in electricity and gas infrastructure projects and the higher risks incurred by them.