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Serbia

Official Name:
Republic of Serbia

National Designated Entity

Type of organisation:
Name:
Mr. Vladica Bozic
Position:
Head of Section for Project Preparation
Emails:
vladica.bozic@eko.minpolj.gov.rs

Energy profile

Serbia (2012)

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Energy profile
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According to the AEA (Austrian Energy Agency) report, all households in Serbia are electrified and metered.

Renewable energy potential

Serbia In Serbia the share of renewable resources in gross electricity consumption reached 30.44% in 2006, which is almost the same figure compared to domestic production (30.3%).Serbian renewable electricity generation is dominated by the hydropower sector which produced 10,235 GWh of electricity in 2006: with a total domestic built-in generation capacity of 2,217 MW (without pumped storage plants).Biomass, geothermal and wind energy sources are currently not used for electricity generation although there is potential for all of them.  However, there is an intention from the Government to change this situation.  The third priority of the Energy Policy of Serbia is the New Renewable Energy Source Selective Utilization Program, which includes a plan for the utilization of biomass, geothermal, solar, wind power and hydroelectric sources –especially on small rivers.  According to the goals of the Program, the share of renewable energy sources in final energy consumption should rise by 1.5-2% by 2015. Currently, solar energy is only utilized in Serbia via the solar thermal installation at the "Rusanda" Melenci Hospital. A solar water heating system is installed for sanitation purposes there. 

Energy framework

The basis of the energy policy is included in the proposed Serbian Energy Laws.The Energy Law of July 2004 contains the Energy Sector Development Strategy of the Republic of Serbia that proposes policies for incentives for financial investments in energy facilities using renewable energy sources, incentives for increasing energy efficiency, and methods for ensuring environmental protection.Serbia has passed a range of commitments to the international community. They have also adopted a number of strategies and action plans with the purpose of modernizing the energy sector. The most important of the strategies is the “Energy Sector Development Strategy until 2015”, launched in 2005; and the “Decree on Amendments and Supplements to the Decree on Program for the Realization of the Energy Sector Development Strategy of the Republic of Serbia until 2015, for the Period 2007-2012”, (hereafter “the decree”).  The Decree’s goal is to increase the share of electricity produced from RES from 30.3% in 2007, to 32.5% of the total national consumption of electricity in 2007 by 2012. The goal is to be realized by increasing RES-based production of electricity by 739 GWh in 2012, of which 47% is to originate from NRES. Apart from this, the Amendment Energy Sector Development Program envisages at least 2.2% market share of biofuels in the total fuel consumption in the traffic sector, calculated based on energy content of the fuels.The “Energy Strategy until 2015” outlines the priorities of the energy sector according to the perceived importance for the country. It lays the foundation for priorities and planned investments, primarily in the conventional energy sector. In the latter, RES is the main focus. The decree regulates the definitions of RES, the contents of biomass, hydro power, and size of power production and co -generation plants. A very important element of the decree is that it opens the opportunity to give privileged electric power producers access to feed in tariffs. The feed in tariffs element was enacted in 2009.The National Energy Efficiency Action Plan was adopted in July 2010. The government adoptedimplementing legislation on renewable energy  in November 2009, namely on privileged producers of electricity, including incentive measures (feed-in tariffs) for electricity produced from renewable energy sources. However the main elements of the acquis on renewable energy remain to be transposed. Serbia does not have a legislative framework on energy efficiency in place. The law on rational use of energy remains to be adopted. 

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  • Communicating Extreme Weather Event Attribution: Research from Kenya and India

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    Climate change attribution analysis assesses the likelihood that a particular extreme weather event has been made more or less likely as a result of anthropogenic climate change. Communication of extreme event attribution information in the immediate aftermath of an extreme event provides a window of opportunity to inform, educate, and affect a change in attitude or behaviour in order to mitigate or prepare for climate change.

  • Hydrological Zoning

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    Hydrological zoning (or simply zoning) is an approach to divide land into different zones based on their hydrological properties. Typically, each type of zone has different land use and development regulations linked to it. This land and water management method aims to protect local water sources from risks of over-abstraction, land salinization, groundwater pollution and waterlogging by managing land use activities based on the assigned hydrological zones.  For example, zones with a high groundwater table, large amounts of surface water (e.g.

  • Pöyry Austria GmbH

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    Austria
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member

    Pöyry Austria GmbH, a member of the global Pöyry Group, is a consulting and engineering company with deep expertise with extensive local knowledge to deliver sustainable project investments. For instance, its Hydro Consulting department delivers services in the fields of hydrological and hydraulic modellingand forecasting. Its experts have significant experience in the fields of hydro-meteorology, climate change and climate sensitivity. They also contribute to assess climate risk and ctimate adaptation measures for hydropower and all other sectors of water management.

  • Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile e Ambientale Università degli Studi di Firenze

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    Italy
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
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    University of Florence traces its origins to the Studium established in 1321.UNIFI applies to CTN with its Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (DICEA) which researches climate change in relation to transport, infrastructure and mobility.There is a team dedicated to mobility which has 20 years experience coordinating international research projects.

  • Energy Efficiency (Policies and Measures Database)

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    The Energy Efficiency Policies and Measures database provides information on policies and measures taken or planned to improve energy efficiency. The database further supports the IEA G8 Gleneagles Plan of Action mandate to “share best practice between participating governments”, and the agreement by IEA Energy Ministers in 2009 to promote energy efficiency and close policy gaps.

  • Green Resources & Energy Analysis Tool (GREAT)

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    The GREAT Tool for Cities is an integrated bottom-up, energy end-use based modelling and accounting tool for tracking energy consumption, production and resource extraction in all economic sectors on a city, provincial or regional level. The model uses the Long-range Energy Alternatives Planning System (LEAP) software developed by the Stockholm Environmental Institute and includes a national average dataset on energy input parameters for residential, commercial, transport, industry and agriculture end-use sectors.

  • Commercial Building Analysis Tool for Energy-Efficient Retrofits (COMBAT)

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    The Commercial Building Analysis Tool for Energy-Efficiency Retrofit (COMBAT) is created to facilitate policy makers, facility managers, and building retrofit practitioners to estimate commercial (public) buildings retrofit energy saving, cost and payback period. Common commercial building models area created, and the retrofit measures and their effects are pre-computed by EnergyPlus by taking different building types and measures interactions into account.