Serbia targets 40% share of renewables in energy mix by 2040 - energy min

Zorana Mihajlovic; Source: Serbian Infrastructure Ministry

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.

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