Serbia: Renewable energy sources generated twice as much electricity in 2019 than in 2018

15. April 2020. / News Serbia Energy

Privileged and temporary privileged producers from renewable energy sources and high-efficiency cogeneration generated a total of 1,361 GWh of electricity in 2019, which is more than twice the amount generated in the previous year (638 GWh), according to state-owned power utility EPS.

In 2019, wind farms produced 892 GWh or 65.5 % of total amount, hydropower plants generated 230 GWh (16.9 %), biomass – 136 GWh (9.9 %), natural gas – 91 GWh (6.6 %), while solar power plants generated 10 GWh or 0.8 %.

In 2018, RES mix was as follows: hydropower plants with 265 GWh (42.3 %), wind farms – 150 GWh (23.9 %), biomass – 95 GWh (15.2 %), natural gas – 100 GWh (15.9 %) and solar power plants with 10 GWh or 1.6 %.

In 2019, three large-scale wind farms (69 MW Kosava, 104.5 MW Kovacica and 158 MW Cibuk 1) were commissioned and those generated 892 out of total 1,361 GWh of electricity produced from renewable sources.

According to EPS, privileged producers were paid 62.8 million through RES support scheme in 2018, while in 2019 the amount almost doubled to 115.5 million euros.

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