It's no surprise that the first spot
on our list belongs to the TurkStream project
. It's up for debate how much Serbia's position as a transit country benefits it and how much it harms it. However, Russia's ambitions to sever its ties with Ukraine and bring down the transport of gas through the country to a minimum certainly benefited Serbia. Still, it remains for Bulgaria to complete its section to Serbia. At the moment, the gas from this pipeline, which should supply the countries of the Balkans and Central Europe, is only available in Turkey and Bulgaria.
The new gas pipeline should transport 31.5 billion cubic meters of gas from Russia a year. Half of it, 15.75 billion cubic meters, is reserved for Turkey, whereas the other half is to go to south and central Europe, including Bulgaria, Serbia and Hungary.
According to the announcements, Serbia might connect to the network in May or September 2020.
The second spot
belongs to the announcement that the largest wind farm in Europe is to be built in Subotica
, and the company Maestrale Ring will produce electricity for half a million people.
The members of the City Assembly of Subotica adopted the decision on the preparation of the detailed regulation plan for the construction of the Maestrale Ring Wind Farm, an investment worth EUR 700 million. The financial funds required for the preparation of the plan will be provided by the company Vetropark Maestrale Ring, which is headquartered in Belgrade and which was founded by Fintel Energija.
The wind farm is supposed to be installed in the southeast part of the administrative area of the City of Subotica, between the settlements of Cantavir, Visnjevac, Gabric, Bikovo, Stari Zednik and Novi Zednik, and the wind generator area will be at least 1,000 meters away from the populated zone.
According to the plan, Serbia has the natural characteristics and good potential for the production of energy from RES, which could make the country less dependent on energy imports and reduce the harmful greenhouse effects, which is why this project has our support.