The new/old Prime Minister of Serbia Ana Brnabic said that the absolute priority in the mandate of the new government will be energy, that is, the country’s new energy policy.
PM Brnabic said that Serbia is vurrently finishing the construction of unit B3 of coal-fired thermal power plant Kostolac B, which means an additional 350 MW for the energy system. It is also completing the construction of a gas interconnection to Bulgaria which will provide the country with an alternative route for gas supplies and connect it to the liquefied natural gas terminals in Greece. Serbia is continuing with the construction of Buk Bijela hydropower plant in cooperation with ERS from the Republic of Srpska, which will mean an additional capacity of up to 115 MW for Serbian energy system.
Serbia is also planning to launch the construction of pumpstorage hydropower plants Bistrica and Djerdap 3, in order to provide balancing for the futures renewable energy capacities, as well as to work on the construction of oil pipelines, in order to diversify the source and supply routes.
All in all, Serbia will invest about 12 billion euros in its new energy policy in the coming years as part of the Serbia 2025 development plan, Brnabic concluded.