Energy efficiency

Implementation indicators

  • Energy efficiency targets and policy measures

    Energy efficiency targets and policy measures

    Notification to the Secretariat on the implementation of Article 7 target for obligation schemes was fulfilled in January 2020. The new NEEAP is still under preparation. The reporting of the 2020 cap consumption target was included in the first Annual Progress Report under the Energy Efficiency Directive. The Article 5 renovation target was officially adopted in August 2018.

  • Energy efficiency in buildings

    Energy efficiency in buildings

    While the drafting of the long-term building renovation strategy is ongoing, little progress has been achieved regarding the adoption of an updated regulation implementing Directive 2010/31/EU.

  • Energy efficiency financing

    Energy efficiency financing

    For 2020, EUR 4,25 mil. have been dedicated for energy efficiency projects to be financed by the state budgetary fund for energy efficiency. An enabling legal framework for energy performance contracting is in place and Energy Service Company (ESCO) projects in buildings, public lighting and district heating are being implemented.

  • Energy efficient products - labelling

    Energy efficient products - labelling

    The old Framework Directive 2010/30/EU and ten out of the eleven delegated acts are being implemented. Transposition of the new Framework Regulation 2017/1369 and adoption of four new delegated regulations from 2018 are pending.

  • Efficiency in heating and cooling

    Efficiency in heating and cooling

    With 58 operational systems, Serbia has the largest district heating system in the Western Balkans, but renewables make up only 1% of the input fuel. Modernization projects to increase the use of renewables are being implemented. Fifteen district heating companies introduced billing based on the consumption of individual units. Serbia has not yet assessed its potential for high efficiency cogeneration and efficient district heating and cooling, as required by the Energy Efficiency Directive.

State of compliance

Serbia has achieved limited progress, focused mostly on drafting of national energy efficiency legislation, improvement in energy efficiency financing and reporting on implementation of the obligation scheme under Article 7 of the Energy Efficiency Directive. The fourth Annual Progress Report required by the Directive was submitted in September 2020.

The priority for Serbia in the forthcoming period remains the full transposition of the Energy Efficiency Directive through revision of the existing Law on Efficient Use of Energy and adoption of the draft National Energy Efficiency Plan.

The second priority should be the adoption of the updated regulation for implementation of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive and the remaining delegated regulation for energy labelling of energy-related products, in accordance with the Ministerial Council Decisions of November 2018.