“Auctions are a powerful tool for scaling up renewable energy in line with Serbia’s climate ambition”. This is the main point from Ana Amazo Blanco, Managing Consultant at Guidehouse and researcher in AURES II project, reported on the Balkan Green Energy News website. The focus of the feature article was the massive changes in the renewable energy sector in Serbia in the last years, mainly due to the introduction of a comprehensive legal framework. Also a national system for auctions for renewable energy should be ready soon.

“The definition of a quota for the first wind auction by the Government of Serbia is a positive step in this direction and sends a clear signal to investors,” added Ana Amazo, Managing. “Going forward, defining a multi-year auction schedule (see AURES II report on RE financing and auction design) and auction volumes adjusted to the expected level of project supply can enable project pipeline development and support competition, which is key in ensuring cheap prices for consumers”. According to the Balkan Green Energy News article, the government of Serbia estimates the auctioning system would be prepared early next year or even before.

The feature on Balkan Green Energy News is a comprehensive report on the Second Hard Talk with Serbia, a series of events on renewable energy topics held under the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) RE-Uptake Project 2021 with the participation of the key players in Albania, Serbia, Kazakhstan and Georgia.

Follow this link to reach a list of the past Hard Talk series events.