Thursday, July 19, 2018

Serbia: Progress on Bogatić Geothermal District Heating Project

Serbia to increase focus on green energy (Emerging Europe)

Serbian authorities are pursuing two projects that will boost the use of green energy in the country: expanding the network of electric vehicle charging stations and building the country’s first geothermal district heating system.

The system will be in the municipality of Bogatić in western Serbia and will initially be used to heat public facilities, after which it will also be made available to individuals and businesses.

The new geothermal heating system will result in the reduction of air pollution, and annual savings of between 100,000 and 150,000 euros.

The contract for construction was signed at the end of 2017, with the total value of the project coming to one million euros, three quarters of which will be financed through a loan and the rest from the budget of Bogatić municipality. The municipality’s mayor, Nenad Beserovac, stated that the project is to be completed “within 120 days.”