- Press Releases
BELGRADE (Serbia), May 27 (SeeNews) – Serbia targets to have 40% of its energy mix generated by renewables by 2040, energy minister Zorana Mihajlovic said.
Serbia plans to produce electricity in thermal power plants in a more sustainable way and to develop new capacity on other energy sources, Mihajlovic said during a meeting with U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Europe and Eurasia, David De Falco, in Belgrade.
"We are now in an energy transition, 75% of energy comes from lignite coal and thermal power plants and it is a big challenge for all of us," she noted.
Earlier this week, Serbian media reported the energy ministry ordered state-owned power utility Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS) to suspend all activities on the construction of the 350 MW Kolubara B lignite-fired power plant that was scheduled to be commissioned in 2024. EPS hired PowerChina for the construction of the power plant in March 2020.
($ = 0.8191 euro)