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 firewood 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 relevance and completeness of its energy statistics.
Five annual questionnaires were communicated timely to IEA and EUROSTAT and are in compliance with the acquis. In addition, Montenegro submitted questionnaire in the format defined by EUROSTAT for monitoring the achieved share of renewable energy towards the RES target.
Disaggregated data on energy consumption in households, as defined by Regulation (EU) 431/2014 amending Regulation (EC) 1099/2008 are not compiled and disseminated.
Montenegro established a functional reporting system for monthly energy data in the Ministry of Economy, operational since 2013. Monthly reports on electricity and solid fuels are prepared and transmitted to EUROSTAT. From 2014 onward, short-term monthly oil data have not been transmitted to EUROSTAT.
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.
As regards monthly statistics, Montenegro failed to keep up the previously achieved level of compliance and produce statistics of relevance.
MONSTAT did not submit the report on the quality of transmitted data in the format defined by EUROSTAT, and hence failed to comply 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.
Montenegro started to report to EUROSTAT the components of electricity prices charged to end-users, both household and industrial, for the second semester 2017, in line with the Regulation.