Serbia

Membership

Day of Accession
1 July 2006
Status
Contracting Party

Browse through Serbia's
latest implementation updates

Latest developments in electricity Date
SEEPEX and the Hungarian Power Exchange HUPX initiated activities to merge their businesses, based on a Memorandum of Understanding together with the transmission system operators of Hungary and Serbia and the European Power Exchange EPEXSPOT. February 2018

The compliance officer of the distribution system operator, EPS, submitted the regulator its first annual report. Published on EPS's website, the report concludes that independence of the company in terms of organization and decision making has still not been ensured and that the adopted compliance programme is still to be fully implemented.

June 2017
To facilitate the process of switching supplier, the regulator adopted changes to the switching rules. The switching rules are in line with the directive’s requirements. February 2017
AERS approved Rules on Publication of Key Market Data which were adopted by the Assembly of the Joint Stock Company “Elektromreža Srbije” Belgrade. These rules transpose Regulation (EU) 543/2013 on market data transparency. December 2016
In order to allocate cross-border transmission capacities through the regional coordinated capacity allocation platform, EMS submitted an application for shareholder status in SEE CAO May 2016

 

Latest developments in gas Date
Following an agreement between Presidents of Serbia and Russia to exclude the destination clause from the intergovernmental agreement (IGA), the Government of Serbia submitted such an amendment to the Serbian Parliament. March 2018
Supplier switching rules were adopted in 2015, while guidelines to ensure their efficient implementation were adopted in 2016. They are compliant with the Gas Directive. December 2016
The Serbian Government adopted decisions on the establishment of the limited liability company Transportgas Srbija and the limited liability company Distribucijagas Srbija, together with the articles of association. June 2015

 

Latest developments in energy efficiency Date
Serbia sent the Secretariat a notification according to Article 5 of the Energy Efficiency Directive (Exemplary role of public bodies’ buildings), together with established inventory of central government buildings with a total useful floor area over 250 m2. September 2018
The rulebook for the energy labelling of space heaters, combination heaters, packages of space heater, temperature control and solar device and packages of combination heater, temperature control and solar device was adopted. February 2018
The 2020 energy efficiency target was set in the Programme of Implementation of Energy Strategy, which was adopted as primary and final energy cap consumption. November 2017
The first annual report under Directive 2012/27/EU was submitted, as required by Article 24(1) of Directive 2012/27/EU. June 2017
With an aim to fully implement Energy Labelling Directive 2010/30/EU, Serbia adopted regulations on vacuum cleaners, tumble driers, ovens and range hoods.  March 2017

Serbia adopts the 3rd Energy Efficiency Action Plan, including policy measures for transposition of Directive 2012/27/EU and new measures for reduction of primary energy consumption.

December 2016

With adoption of Rulebooks for control of heating systems (OG no 58/16) and air-conditioning systems (OG RS 82/16), Serbia implemented Articles 14 and 15 of Directive 2010/31/EU.

October 2016

 

Latest developments in renewable energy Date

Secretariat submitted draft amendments to the Energy Law introducing a support scheme for renewable energy in compliance with State aid guidelines.

June 2017
Serbia submits its Progress Report on the Implementation of the National Renewable Energy Action Plan December 2016

Based on a software solution compliant with European practice, the registry for guarantees of origin became operational.

July 2016
The methodologies for determining connection costs to the transmission and distribution systems were approved by AERS and entered into force by the end of the same year. December 2015

 

Latest development in environment Date
Out of its eight large combustion plants on the opt-out list,  Serbia confirmed that  four plants started their opt-out, meaning that the registration of their operating hours cannot be higher than 20,000 hours up until 31 December 2023. January 2018
The Secretariat provides its assessment on National Emission Reduction Plan, confirming that it was done in accordance with the applicable Energy Community legal framework. October 2016

Serbia submits new regulations on large combustion plants to the Secretariat.

May 2016
Serbia submitted its draft National Emission Reduction Plan to the Secretariat. December 2015
Ministry of Mining and Energy adopted the Regulation on Technical and Other Requirements for Liquid Fuels of Petroleum Origin ("Official Gazette No. 111/15).  December 2015

 

Latest developments in competition Date
Commission for Protection of Competition (CPC) adopted its first decision in the electricity sector, finding that the national electricity distribution system operator EPS Distribucija LLC Belgrade abused its dominant position as the sole operator on the market for electricity distribution. December 2016
CPC completed its sixth sector inquiry of the wholesale and retail petroleum product markets in Serbia. December 2015
Latest developments in oil Date
Serbia adopted Decree on the Plan and Procurement Criteria for the Formation of Emergency Reserves ( "Official Gazette" No. 50/16) June 2017
Serbia adopted Instruction on Additional Requirements for Storing Emergency Reserves, and Means for Securing the Stored Reserves Required from the Energy Subjects ( "Official Gazette" No. 47/17)  May 2017
Serbia adopted Decree on the Methodology for Determining the Price of the Storing of Emergency Reserves in Public Owned Storages ( "Official Gazette" No. 4/17) January 2017

 

Latest developments in climate Date
Serbia concluded a public consultation process on its new Climate Change Law. The Law is largely in line with the climate acquis and it is expected to be adopted by the end of 2018. April 2018

As a non-Annex I party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Serbia ratified the Paris Agreement.

May 2017

 

Latest development in regulatory affairs Date
Energy regulator, AERS, takes over co-chairmanship of ACER’s Gas Regional Initiative SSE. January 2017
Latest developments in infrastructure Date
The Government adopted the Programme for the Implementation of the Energy Development Strategy by 2025 for the period 2017-2023 by which Regulation (EU) 347/2013, as adapted and adopted by the Ministerial Council, was transposed. October 2017

Serbia's energy sector
benchmark data

In general

Energy mix, Consumption, Sustainability performance, Implementation performance

Electricity

Facts and figures, WB6 implementation, Implementation indicators, Market scheme

Gas

CESEC measures implementation ratio, Facts and figures, Market scheme

Renewable energy

Total RES capacities, Shares of energy from RES

Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency indicators, Implementation indicators, Implementation of labelling

Environment

Implementation indicators, Implementation under LCP Directive