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Renewables get increasing role in district heating in Serbia

By District Energy posted 04-14-2021 10:03


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Soon there will be no heating oil nor coal in the production of heat in Serbia as the government and local authorities are turning to cleaner energy and the expansion of the district heating network. The Ministry of Mining and Energy intends to utilize the potential of renewables, particularly with solar thermal systems, and EBRD vowed to provide support.

There are few biomass-fueled heating plants in Serbia, with the exception of smaller boilers that mostly serve public buildings, and a small number of projects and plants under construction. The situation may change with the cooperation of the Ministry of Mining and Energy with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, which is developing solar thermal systems and projects with heating pumps, geothermal energy, waste heat, biogas and the energy of seas, lakes, and rivers.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Mining and Energy Zorana Mihajlović recently had a meeting with new EBRD President Odile Renaud-Basso and signed a memorandum of understanding with the lender with the aim of improving air quality, promoting the use of renewable energy sources for the production and distribution of thermal energy in Serbia and increasing energy efficiency.

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