Serbia: Energy strategy 2030 projects increase of electricity from wind, hydro and biogas

28. August 2013. / News Serbia Energy

Serbia supposes to construct capacities for electricity production from renewable energy sources of 1.800 MW until 2030 with higher use of wind, sun and biomass energy- it is planed in the Draft of the Strategy of Energy Development. The projection, according to which Serbia achieves overtaken goal for renewable sources’ participation in 2020 in total final energy consumption of 27% with use of over 50% of renewable sources’ potential, was presented in the Draft of Energy Strategy Development by 2025 with projections until 2030. The possibility of feed-in-tariff change is left in the document, as well as possibility of giving additional stimulations for production from renewable energy sources.

Potential of renewable energy sources is estimated to 5,65 million tons of oil equivalents- it is stated in the document published on website of Energy Ministry (www.merz.gov.rs).

The goal of Serbia is to increase participation of renewable energy sources in financial energy consumption with current 20,1% to 27% and to achieve 10% participation in transport.

According to the Strategy Draft, capacities for electricity production from wind, sun and biomass energy will specially improve while hydro potential will still be one of the main sources for electricity production.

Bigger participation of renewable energy sources in production of heating energy with projected increase of biomass participation as energy with 3,2% in 2015 to 12,5% in 2030.

The document leaves a possibility of feed-in-tariff change, as well as possibility of issuing additional stimulations for production of renewable sources in the form of direct financial support, tax exemptions or premiums that would be paid for production from conventional energy sources like a sort of compensation for pollution.

It is also stated that a possibility of introducing heating energy production from renewable energy sources stimulation should be reconsidered.

It is also stated in the Strategy Draft that detailed analysis of big HPPs and wind generators construction projects is necessary and these projects predict participation of foreign partner and export of “green” energy.

This analysis is necessary from the “point of possibility to electricity system, long-term interest of Serbia and their influence on obligatory national goals for participation of renewable energy sources participation in total final energy consumption”.

Source; Serbia Energy/MERZ

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