Infrastructure

Implementation indicators

  • National Competent Authority

    National Competent Authority

    An analysis performed by the Ministry of Economy indicated that the Ministry should establish the national competent
    authority within the existing National Office for Energy Infrastructure. However, the national competent authority has not been designated to date.

  • Manual of procedures

    Manual of procedures

    Currently, there is no manual of procedures for the permitting process of Projects of Energy Community Interest or Projects of Mutual Interest.

  • National regulatory authority involvement

    National regulatory authority involvement

    The regulator published its methodology and criteria used to evaluate investments in electricity and gas infrastructure projects and the higher risks incurred by them in December 2017.

State of compliance

The draft of the new Law on Cross-Border Energy Infrastructural Projects, which will transpose Regulation (EU) 347/2013, has been prepared. It is expected to be adopted in 2020.

The national competent authority should be designated and operational and should publish the manual of procedures for the permit granting process applicable for Projects of Energy Community Interest and Projects of Mutual Interest as soon as possible.

The transposition of the Regulation will support the realization of ongoing strategic infrastructure projects in electricity (Transbalkan corridor), as well as planned infrastructure projects in gas (IAP). Montenegro will benefit from improved security of supply and overall operation of the country’s energy system. The Law will also have a positive impact on the regional market.