Secretariat discusses Montenegro’s energy and climate plans  

7 April 2022

Today, the Secretariat held a working meeting with State Secretary responsible for Energy, Marko Perunović, and Director-General of Directorate for Energy and Energy Efficiency, Mr. Vladimir Durutović. The meeting focused on plans and projects pursued by Montenegro in its efforts to end the dependency on coal. Both sides also exchanged on sectoral reforms in key areas such as electricity, gas, renewables and energy efficiency. The meeting provided an opportunity to prepare the transposition of the Clean Energy Package in Montenegro.  

State Secretary Perunović said: “Montenegro is determined to accelerate its energy transition, to decarbonize and to diversify its natural resources. A great focus will be on renewable energy, both on larger scale and for individual households. As members of the Energy Community, we have always scored high on aligning with European rules and policy, and are fully motivated to keep that status.”    

The Secretariat’s Deputy Director Dirk Buschle welcomed Montenegro’s clear commitment to pursue its energy transition: “The time to plan ahead for Montenegro’s future energy mix is now. The Clean Energy Package’s national energy and climate plan provides the right instrument to do that in a responsible manner. Not all decisions to be taken on that basis are easy ones. The Secretariat stands ready to support and mediate the process of finding the right balance between different interests.” 

 

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