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1 July 2006
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latest implementation updates

Latest developments in electricity Date
AERS adopts Rules on publication of key market data July 2019
The Government adopts amendments to the Rules for vulnerable customer in energy sector May 2019
A project for market coupling of Bulgaria, Croatia and Serbia was initiated.  February 2019
AERS adopts EMS's Transmission Network Investment Plan (for up to 3 years)  February 2019
The Ministry submits the Secretariat its 2018 Security of Supply Statement, covering gas, electricity and oil.  January 2019
 AERS adopts a report on the need for the further regulation of prices defined in Article 88(3). September 2018


Latest developments in gas Date
Agency for Energy of the Republic of Serbia approves Gastrans network code. May 2020
The Ministry submitted to the Secretariat its 2019 Security of Supply Statement on electricity, gas and oil. March 2019
Gastrans LLC Novi Sad, a company owned by South Stream Serbia, applied for its certification and AERS issued a preliminary decision. August 2019
Serbia submits the Secretariat its 2018 Security of Supply Statement, covering gas, electricity and oil.  January 2019
The government adopts Preventive Action Plan for Security of Gas Supply and Contingency Plan for ensuring the Safety of Natural Gas supply. December 2018
Following efforts by the Secretariat, the Serbian Parliament approved the deletion of the destination clause, thus removing a barrier to energy competition and trade in the region. September 2018


Latest developments in energy efficiency Date
The Secretariat receives Serbia's 5th Annual Report under the Energy Efficiency Directive July 2021
Serbia submitted the Secretariat its fourth Annual Report under the Energy Efficiency Directive. September 2020
Serbia sends the Secretariat a notification in accordance with Article 7 of the Energy Efficiency Directive (Energy Efficiency Obligation Scheme) January 2020
Serbia submitted the Secretariat its third Annual Report under the Energy Efficiency Directive. November 2019
The state financing for energy efficiency has been improved and extended with the adoption of a new energy efficiency fee under the general Law on Fees for the Use of Public Goods. December 2018
Serbia submits its second Annual Report  under the Energy Efficiency Directive to the Secretariat. November 2018
Serbia sends 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


Latest developments in renewable energy Date
 Serbian Parliament ratifies a new Law on the Use of Renewable Energy Sources. May 2021
Serbia submitted its Forth Progress Report on promotion and use of energy from renewable sources under Article 22 of the Renewable Energy Directive to the Secretariat.  December 2020
Serbia submits the third progress report on the promotion of renewable energy 2016-2017, to the Secretariat. January 2019


Latest development in environment Date
At its session held on 30 January 2020, the Government of Serbia adopted the National Emission Reduction Plan.  January 2020
Serbia complies with its reporting obligations on pollutants under the scope of the Large Combustion Plants Directive by submitting the relevant information to the European Environment Agency. September 2019
With regard to strategic environmental assessment, Serbia’s National Emission Reduction Plan was carried out and concluded. March 2019
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


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's new Rulebook on technical and other requirements for liquid fuels of petroleum origin enters into force. December 2020
Decree on Defining the Programme of Measures when the Energy Security of Supply is Endangered – Emergency Response Plan (OJ RS No. 63/19) entered into force. September 2019
Rulebook on Defining the Yearly Programme of Emergency Oil was published in the in the Official Gazette (OJ RS No. 26/18). April 2018
Serbia adopted Decree on the Plan and Procurement Criteria for the Formation of Emergency Reserves ( OJ RS No. 50/16) June 2017


Latest developments in climate Date
The National Assembly of Serbia adopted the Law on Climate Change, laying the foundation for the establishment of a system for limiting greenhouse gas emissions.  March 2021
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


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

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Energy Efficiency

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