The growth of output by privileged power producers is the main barometer of the development of renewables in Serbia. Total electricity generation in 2019 was 36,000 GWh, matched by consumption.
It could be said that the rise came as a result of the Decree on incentives for the production of electricity from renewable energy sources and high-efficiency heat and power cogeneration under which all privileged power producers have been receiving feed-in tariffs.
However, on December 31, 2019, the decree expired. Three and a half months later, the Government is silent on its next steps: it still hasn’t introduced new supporting mechanism for renewables nor it has provided any official information on when exactly this is to take place.
Further to this, as it explained, due to the introduction of the state of emergency amid coronavirus, the Government of Serbia has decided to suspend the effect of the power purchase agreements between EPS and privileged producers.
Read the numbers of electricity production here.