The relevant data show that the share of renewable energy sources (RES) in the gross final consumption of energy in 2019 in Serbia amounted to 21.44%.
Although there is still no official data for 2020, the share of RES in the consumption of electricity is expected to be around 25%, the Ministry of Energy and Mining says.
“The 2020 data will be published in February 2022 and they are expected to show a considerable change based on the detailed research carried out as per the order of the Energy Community. The research has shown that the consumption of biomass in Serbia is far greater than expected, so the share of RES in the gross final consumption of energy is realistically higher too and it is expected to be around 25%, that is, to be far closer to the previously set goal of 27% in 2020,” the Ministry says.
Compared to 2019, the increase in 2020 amounts to 3.56%, the increase in 2019 was 1.12% relative to 2018.
The energy generated by wind farms contributed to the increase with 1.12%, whereas the energy from biomass contributed the most to the increase, i.e. 3.56%.
The Minister of Mining and Energy, Zorana Mihajlovic, said in April 2021, that Serbia’s vision was to produce at least 40% of energy from RES by 2040.
Recently, the RES Serbia Association expressed its concern over the future of renewable energy sources in Serbia, following the government decree on capping the maximum purchase price for the purposes of auctions for electricity generated from wind, which, due to the two-way premium model, could cause investors to decide not to take part in auctions and banks not to finance projects.
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