In 2018, industrial consumers in Montenegro paid the lowest electricity price in the region, with 5,36 euro cents /kWh. The highest industrial price in the region was reported in North Macedonia (7,9 euro cents/kWh), reads the Annual report of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER).
Report on the Results of Monitoring the Internal Electricity and Natural Gas Markets in 2018 refers to the EU Member States and, in part, to members of the Energy Community, including Montenegro.
“In the Energy Community, the upward trend in household electricity prices continued in 2018. However, industry prices increased, after several years of continuous decrease”, reads the report.
In the period between 2013 and 2017, electricity price for industrial consumers decreased by 19%, with 6,5 euro cents/ kWh to 5,2 euro cents/kWh. However, 20418 saw an increase.
“The biggest year-on-year increase (17%) was observed in North Macedonia, where prices rose from 6,46 euro cents/kWh in 20417 to 7,59 euro cents/kWh in 2018”.
On average, in 2018, electricity prices for industrial segment in the EnC CPs were around 60% of the average electricity prices for industry in the EU members.