Governance and National Energy and Climate Plans

The Energy Community Secretariat facilitates the NECP process in various roles including: 

  • providing informal comments on preliminary NECP drafts or draft chapters;
  • facilitating the cooperation of modelling experts in Contracting Parties in order to create a harmonized and comparable analytical and modelling practice, underpinning the NECP development;
  • assessing draft NECPs and possibly issuing country-specific recommendations to Contracting Parties no later than six months before the deadline for submitting final NECPs;
  • monitoring and assessing the ambition and contribution of the targets, policies and measures in the draft NECPs or draft updates of NECPs to the overall Energy Community 2030 targets;
  • on the basis of the integrated progress reports, assessing the progress made at Contracting Parties’ level and by each Contracting Party individually towards meeting the EU targets by 31 October 2025 and every two years after. In addition, the Secretariat issues recommendations in case of inconsistencies with overarching EU objectives or insufficient progress made towards meeting national objectives, targets and contributions.

State of NECPs

source: complied by the Energy Community Secretariat, published in CBAM Readiness Tracker
status: 07/2023


Document Date
Draft NECP submitted May 2021
Secretariat's Recommendation published 17 December 2021
Adopted NECP published December 2021


Bosnia and Herzegovina

Document Date
Draft NECP submitted 30 June 2023


Document Date
Draft NECP submitted 21 July 2023


Document Date
Draft NECP submitted 10 July 2023

North Macedonia

Document Date
Draft NECP submitted June 2020
Secretariat's Recommendation published 20 November 2020
Adopted NECP published 31 May 2022


Document Date
Draft NECP submitted 29 June 2023

Explaining the NECPs

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