Serbia, Land should be used for the construction of solar power plant by UGT Renewables

, News Serbia Energy

Serbian Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure has adopted the decision on the Strategic Assessment of the Environmental Impact of the Spatial Plan of the Special-Purpose Area of Solar Photovoltaic Power Plants in the territory of the city of Zajecar and the municipality of Negotin. The land should be used for the construction of solar power plant by US-company UGT Renewables.

In August 2021, Serbian Government entered talks with US-based UGT Renewables for the construction of solar power plants across the country with a total installed capacity of 1 GW. The Ministry of Mining and Energy signed an agreement on cooperation with the US company that envisages the construction of solar power plants stretching over 2,000 hectares of land, that would offset 1.9 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions annually, while estimated output of the power plants would be equivalent to 3 % of the current electricity production in Serbia.

Under the terms of the agreement, Serbia and UGT Renewables will cooperate in the development of solar power plants and electricity storage systems, with the aim of using Serbia’s potential to build energy capacities using renewable sources.