Serbian energy ministry realistic plans for sector development says Aksentijevic advisor to Minister

10. June 2013. / News Serbia Energy

A country that seriously thinks about its future does not concede its hydropower resources to strangers and that is the rule, but it doesn’t mean that there are no exceptions. – The price of electricity is an important factor; therefore, we have started the process of a gradual adjustment

In recent years, various governments have adopted more than 100 strategies, and there only a few of them which didn’t experience the “destiny” of the strategy of the energy sector. For twenty years, none of all energy sector strategies has made a crucial impact because no new energy facility has been built – says in the interview for “kWh” Ljubomir Aksentijevic, Special Advisor to the Minister of Energy, Development and Environmental Protection, highlighting the importance of the adoption of a realistic energy sector strategy.

Although he agrees with some assessments pointing out that the energy sector development has so far been undertaken rather in a spontaneous and disorganized manner, he also thinks that we must not ignore the results of the rehabilitation of existing electric power facilities.

– When we take into account all modernizations, especially in the electric power sector, we may say that we “practically” got a new thermal power plant, but it still doesn’t mean that the aim of the strategy was achieved – says Aksentijevic. It can’t be disputed that the rehabilitations were made in the best interest and that these facilities have contributed to the security of electricity production.

Complete article interview can be accessed in section Executive Interviews

Download as PDF :

Download PDF