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. Additional activities are needed to implement the Regulation, including the designation of the national competent authority. 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.

 

  • National Competent Authority

    National Competent Authority

    No decision was taken to date on the designation of the competent authority as required by Regulation (EU) 347/2013, as adapted and adopted by Ministerial Council. The Government is currently considering extending the competences of one or more existing institutions to cover the tasks of the competent authority in line with the provision of the Regulation and to act as a one-stop shop.

  • 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 the Article 11(2), by 30 June 2018, national regulatory authorities cooperating in the framework of the Regulatory Board shall establish and make publicly available for comparable projects of the infrastructure categories included in Annex I(1) and (2).

    In order to assist the Contracting Parties, the Secretariat coordinated the data collection in order to prepare a set of indicators and corresponding reference values for the comparison of unit investment costs in the Energy Community. This is still work in progress.

  • 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 the 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, therefore still fails to comply with Article 13(6) of Regulation (EU) 347/2013.