Infrastructure

State of compliance

In October 2017, 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. The Strategy stipulates that a new law shall be adopted every time a new infrastructure project is commenced.

In order to facilitate the development of strategic energy infrastructure, the Government adopted in 2015 the "Law on establishing public interest and special procedures for the expropriation and obtaining of documents for the realization of the construction of a 400 kV power transmission system Transbalkan Corridor - First phase", which is a Project of Energy Community Interest. The law outlines the procedures for public consultation and for permitting and land acquisition.

Serbia is only partially compliant with Regulation (EU) 347/2013.
 

  • National Competent Authority

    National Competent Authority

    The Programme for the Implementation of the Energy Development Strategy by 2025 defines the National Competent Authority as an inter-ministerial Working Group on Strategic Energy Projects. The Government, on a proposal of the Ministry in charge of energy, forms a standing working group for strategic energy projects consisting of, in addition to representatives of the Ministry in charge of energy sector,: Ministry in charge of planning and construction of buildings, Ministry in charge of agriculture, Ministry in charge of environmental protection, Ministry in charge of finance, Ministry in charge of economy, the Energy Agency of Republic of Serbia, PE Electric Power Industry of Serbia, Elektromreža Srbije a.d., PE Srbijagas, Transport gas Srbija d.o.o., Yugorosgaz, Yugorosgaz - transport a.d. and PE Transnafta. The working group can include other institutions and project promoters.

    The national competent authority should start reporting on the projects to the Projects of Energy Community Interest (PECI) Groups and Energy Community Secretariat as soon as possible. It should also prepare and publish the manual of procedures as defined by Regulation (EU) 347/2013 without delay.

  • Manual of procedures

    Manual of procedures

    A unified procedure already exists and is applied for all infrastructure projects by the Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure. There are strictly defined deadlines for obtaining all relevant documents from the other permit granting entities. The unified procedure is fully web based. However, it is not fully compliant with Regulation (EU) 347/2013, as adapted and adopted by the Ministerial Council. 

  • Set of indicators and corresponding reference values

    Set of indicators and corresponding reference values

    According to Article 11.2, by 30 June 2018, national regulatory authorities cooperating in the framework of the Regulatory Board shall establish and make publicly available a set of indicators and corresponding reference values for the comparison of unit investment costs for comparable projects of the infrastructure categories included in Annex 1 and 2 of Regulation (EU) 347/2013.

    In order to assist all Contracting Parties, the Secretariat coordinated the data collection and has prepared a report containing a set of indicators and corresponding reference values for the comparison of unit investment costs in the Energy Community. National regulatory authority did not publish yet the available set of indicators and corresponding reference values as requested by Regulation (EU) 347/2013.

  • Methodology and the criteria used to evaluate investment with the higher risks

    Methodology and the criteria used to evaluate investment with the higher risks

    According to Article 13.6, by 31 December 2017, each national regulatory authority should publish its methodology and the criteria used to evaluate investments in electricity and gas infrastructure projects and the higher risks incurred by them.

    The Serbian national regulatory authority drafted but not yet adopted and published the methodology, thus failing to comply with Article 13.6 of Regulation (EU) 347/2013.