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Energy Charter reviews energy efficiency in Montenegro

Under the auspices of the Protocol on Energy Efficiency and Related Environmental Aspects (PEEREA) and at the request of Montenegro, the International Energy Charter embarked upon a three day mission from the 12 to 14 June with the objective of conducting an in-depth energy efficiency review of Montenegro. 

The review team comprised of the following experts: Mr Mihai Ramniceanu, Director of Energy Efficiency Division of Energy Regulatory Authority (ANRE), Romania (and Chair of the Peer Review team); Dr Peter Gvero, Professor of the University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Mr Jan Ciampor, Energy Efficiency Policy Officer, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Czech Republic; Mr Borko Raicevic, Energy Efficiency Expert, Energy Community Secretariat; and representatives from the Energy Charter Secretariat, Ms Sarah Keay-Bright and Mr Oleksandr Antonenko. The review team met with Mr Marko Radulovic, Director-General and his team of the Directorate for Energy Efficiency of the Ministry of Economy of Montenegro and representatives from other national ministries, regulatory authorities, international institutions and companies. 

The in-depth Energy Efficiency Reviews analyse the broad economic and energy context of the country, patterns of energy use, energy efficiency policies and institutional frameworks. The fact-finding mission provided an opportunity to discuss issues and challenges with stakeholders of the country’s energy sector and will provide the basis for the recommendations to be presented in a report for adoption by the Energy Charter Conference (the International Energy Charter’s decision-making body) at its annual meeting later this year.

It was near to three years ago that Montenegro ratified the Energy Charter Treaty and PEEREA, becoming the fifty-fifth full member of the Energy Charter Conference. Montenegro is currently preparing to accede to the European Union.