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5th ERRA Training Course
Renewable Energy Regulation
February 19-23, 2018, Budapest, Hungary

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By the adoption of the new Energy Law in the end of 2014, the energy field in the local legislation was harmonised with the provisions of the Third Energy Legislation Package of the European Union and, thereby, the process of introduction of competition in the energy sector in Serbia was continued in order to increase the efficiency of the sector via market mechanisms in electricity production and supply, while economic regulation of electricity transmission and distribution as natural monopolies still remained.

In line with the Law, all final natural gas customers are entitled to select their supplier freely in the market. Households and small natural gas customers are entitled to it since January 1, 2015, but they are also still entitled to public supply.

Customers who are not entitled to public supply buy natural gas from licenced suppliers in the open market. The final customer who is not entitled to public supply for reasons prescribed by Article 302 of the Energy Law) is entitled to the supply of the last resort in the period of 60 days during which the customer is obliged to find a new supply (otherwise, the system operator is obliged to suspend natural gas delivery). The price of the supply of the last resort is, as a rule, higher than the market prices, since, pursuant to the Article 303 of the Energy Law, it cannot be below average price at which the transmission system operator sells natural gas for system balancing purposes.


MARKET
Natural gas market in Serbia
Rules on Supplier Switching
TRANSPORT AND STORAGE
Transmission Network Code
Ten-Year Transmission System Development Plans
Certification
Programme for Provision of Non-Discriminatory Behaviour
Storage code
Exemptions for new infrastructure
DISTRIBUTION NETWORKS
Distribution Network Code
Distribution system development plan
Programme for Provision of Non-Discriminatory Behaviour
QUALITY OF DELIVERY AND SUPPLY
Rules on quality


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