State of compliance
In terms of annual energy statistics and electricity price statistics, Montenegro achieved compliance with the acquis. MONSTAT established a procedure to maintain the expected level of quality. However, there is still not sufficient progress to achieve compliance with the acquis related to monthly statistics.
Regulation (EC) 1099/2008
Regulation (EC) 1099/2008 on Energy Statistics
MONSTAT collects and publishes energy balances containing annual data on production, import, export, transformation, consumption and distribution of electricity, coal, oil products and renewable energy in Montenegro. The methodology and formats are harmonized with IEA/EUROSTAT standards.
Based on the results of the conducted surveys of energy consumption in services and industry, MONSTAT revised the data series on energy production and consumption, thus improving the relevance and completeness of its energy statistics.
Annual questionnaires are communicated to IEA and EUROSTAT timely and are in compliance with the acquis.
Disaggregated data on energy consumption in households, as defined by Regulation (EU) 431/2014 amending Regulation (EC) 1099/2008, are not compiled and disseminated.
Monthly reports on electricity and solid fuels are prepared and transmitted to EUROSTAT, including short-term monthly electricity data. Monthly oil data have not been transmitted to EUROSTAT since 2014. The missing monthly oil statistics, as required by the General Policy Guideline on a Roadmap on Implementation of Certain Deadlines of Council Directive 2009/119/EC in the Energy Community, is the most critical shortcoming of the Montenegrin energy statistics.
MONSTAT submitted the report on the quality of transmitted data in the format defined by EUROSTAT and hence complied with the obligation set by the Regulation.
Regulation (EU) 2016/1952
Regulation (EU) 2016/1952 on European statistics on natural gas and electricity prices
Price statistics are established for electricity supplied to industrial end-users and households. Montenegro does not have a developed natural gas market at present.
Prices, reported per consumption band and broken down per cost driver, are communicated to and subsequently published by EUROSTAT.
Starting with the second semester of 2017, Montenegro reports to EUROSTAT the components of electricity prices charged to end-users, both household and industrial, in line with the Regulation.