In what we can now safely call a new era, which has forced the world into a struggle for energy survival, green investments in energy stand out as a special segment that countries count on to a great extent. Serbia is no exception, so our list of the most important energy projects in the past year features investments in green energy in the first five sports, with one exception.
To clarify, hydro energy projects and investments in solar projects are a priority for the Serbian government, but Serbia, as a country which gets nearly 70% of its electricity from coal, cannot abandon this energy source that easily. It is therefore not surprising what kind of an interest the news that EPS plans to open a new Kostolac mine has caused.
But let’s start from the beginning and take a look at which projects in 2022 drew the most attention from our readers when it comes to energy, but also utility infrastructure. These are the TOP 10 of the investments that you read about the most:As expected, in the first spot on our list is the planned construction of the Reversible Hydro Power Plant (RHPP) Bistrica
, as the biggest and most important energy project in the country. The construction of the RHPP Bistrica has been planned for 4 decades now, and the project was “resurrected” in the summer of 2021, when the then energy minister Zorana Mihajlovic stated that it had been included in the state energy investment plan worth EUR 17 billion. Later, at the end of that same year, the tender for the preparation of project documentation was opened, which eKapija also uploaded on its website and which shows that the construction of a new dam called Klak, 90 meters tall, is planned on the Uvac river.