The introduction and promotion of combined heat and power production has been addressed substantially in numerous legal acts that have been prepared and adopted.
Taking in consideration that combined heat and power production represents a significant potential for energy saving and rational use of energy, the electricity producers that produce combined heat and power have been categorized as privileged energy producers if they reach the required level of energy efficiency.
The requirements for acquiring the status of privileged energy producer are defined by the Regulation on the Requirements for Obtaining the Status of the Privileged Electric Power Producer and the Criteria for Assessing Fulfillment of these Requirements, adopted by the Government of the Republic of Serbia. In order to provide additional support for the activities related to energy production with the use of renewable energy sources and combined heat and power production, the Government of the Republic of Serbia adopted the Regulation on Incentive Measures for Electricity Generation Using Renewable Energy Sources and for Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Generation. These incentive measures include feed in tariffs determined by the Regulation on Incentive Measures for Electricity Generation Using Renewable Energy Sources and for Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Generation, in accordance with the type of power plant that produces energy, including the fossil fuel in cogeneration plants, with the installed power of 10 ?W.
There is an ongoing study that will examine and consider the possibility of using renewable energy sources in 15 heating plants in the Republic of Serbia. The future plans and actions will be defined on the basis of study findings.