Official title of the project

Preparation of Second Energy Efficiency Action Plan and Development of Energy Indicators

Project information

Increasing energy efficiency in Serbia in the generation, distribution and utilisation of energy for its end users
Region / City
Total budget of programme / project

2,000,000 EUR

Implementation period
2013. Oct - 2015. Apr
Expected results

1. Comprehensive survey on energy consumption in residential, agricultural commercial and public services, transport and industry sectors in Serbia is published

2. Second Energy Efficiency Action Plan developed


Ministry of Energy, Development and Environmental Protection

Target Groups

Stakeholders in the energy sector

Energy consumers

Summary of the project

Serbia is a high energy intensity country, consuming 2.7 times more energy per unit of output than the OECD average. One of the priorities in the national strategic documents is the  reduction of energy consumption and improvement of energy efficiency.  Party to the European Energy Community Treaty, signed in 2005 multilaterally by the European Commission and Balkan countries, Serbia must implement annual energy savings of 1% through measures stipulated in the National Energy Efficiency Action Plans.

In addition, an increase in energy efficiency to 20% by 2020 represents one of critical targets in reaching the goals of Europe 2020

Specific focus of IPA assistance is on energy policy reform and increased competition in the sector; helping Serbia align with the EU environmental and climate change acquis and the requirements of the Energy Community Treaty and contributing to Europe 2020 targets in energy and climate change.

The project will assist Serbia and Serbian Ministry of Energy, Development and Environmental Protection in supporting sustainable development by increasing energy efficiency by creating capacities to advance energy saving and energy efficiency measures that will contribute to reduction of energy consumption and CO2 emissions.

Programme/Project objectives

Energy savings and reduced CO2 emissions, through a higher level of energy efficiency and reduced energy consumption.

The specific objective will contribute to implementation of priorities in the area of environment, climate change and energy efficiency since harmonisation and implementation of the acquis, and management of IPA are continuous processes relevant for overall reforms in Serbia and its socio-economic development.

More details on project
  • “Monitoring, Verification and Evaluation of NEEAPs” in the Balkans, new energy efficiency measures from German Government  (GIZ, KfW);
  • A $49 million loan from the World Bank, accompanied by $6 million from Serbia for energy efficiency in heat production and public buildings, energy management (Japan), financing energy efficiency investment for climate change mitigation (United States & UNECE).