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Serbia’s EPS Pledges €5.4 Billion in Renewable Energy by 2030

Serbia's Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS) sets a bold course towards sustainability, pledging a €5.4 billion investment in renewable energy by 2030, a significant step towards transforming the nation's energy landscape and aligning with global environmental goals

In a bold stride towards a sustainable future, Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS), Serbia’s state-owned power utility, has unveiled plans to inject a staggering €5.4 billion into renewable energy projects by the end of this decade. The investment, announced by acting General Director Dušan Živković, earmarks €3.5 billion for wind farms and solar power plants, positioning renewables at the forefront of the country’s energy transformation.

According to Živković, “By 2030, about €3.5 billion, or approximately 37% of EPS’s total investments, are projected for new renewable energy sources, specifically wind and solar. Including investments in new hydroelectric plants, also renewable, the total expenditure reaches around €5.4 billion, accounting for more than half of our planned investments.” This statement was made to OIE Srbija, a portal dedicated to renewable energy in Serbia.

This financial commitment is set against a backdrop of ambitious environmental goals, with renewable sources expected to contribute 45% to Serbia’s total electricity production by 2030. Such a target marks a significant pivot from traditional energy sources, underlining Serbia’s commitment to combating climate change and aligning with global sustainability efforts.

EPS’s investment is not just a leap towards greening its energy portfolio but also a testament to the country’s readiness to embrace the economic and environmental benefits of renewable energy. As Serbia positions itself as a leader in the Balkans’ energy transition, this move could catalyze further investments in green technology across the region, showcasing the viability of sustainable energy solutions in emerging markets.

The announcement also underscores the growing importance of renewable energy in national energy strategies worldwide, as countries seek to reduce carbon emissions and foster a cleaner, more resilient energy future. With this investment, Serbia is laying down a significant marker in its journey towards energy sustainability, promising a greener, more prosperous future for its citizens and setting a benchmark for its neighbors in the Balkans.

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