Serbia

Membership

Day of Accession
1 July 2006
Status
Contracting Party

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latest implementation updates

Latest developments in electricity Date

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
SEEPEX a.d. Beograd (SEEPEX) power exchange started operating a day-ahead wholesale electricity market.  February 2016
The Energy Law defines mechanisms for protection of vulnerable customers in conformity with the Third Energy Package. In line with the law, the government adopted a decree on vulnerable energy customers.  December 2015

 

Latest developments in gas Date
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
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
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 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

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

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Energy Efficiency

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