German GIZ to help Serbia make renewable energy accessible to all
Deputy Prime Minister Zorana Mihajlović signed an agreement with GIZ on the implementation of the project to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency in Serbia. The joint effort aims to enable citizens to participate in the energy transition.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Mines and Energy Zorana Mihajlović said the new project with the German agency for international cooperation GIZ – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit – is the continuation of joint efforts in creating of a green economy, increasing the use of renewable energy and improving energy efficiency.
The key is to involve citizens in the overall push towards a green transition, the senior Serbian official stressed. “With investments, strategic partnerships, but also with the participation of citizens in the energy transition process, Serbia can be a country not only more energy secure, but also with a much healthier environment,” Mihajlović said. .
Barmeier: Together we aim to increase the number of prosumers and empower citizens to produce their own clean electricity
The project is called Promoting Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Serbia. “Together we aim to increase the number of prosumers in Serbia and empower citizens to generate their own clean electricity,” said GIZ Project Manager Till Barmeier.
It is in the interest of the country, its economy and its citizens to deploy renewable energy and increase energy efficiency and the government will continue to implement projects in cooperation with all international partners, according to Mihajlović. Germany is the most important both in trade and bilateral relations, in its own words.
German-Serbian energy projects worth more than 1.5 billion euros
“When it comes to energy cooperation, the projects we worked on together and are still working on are worth more than 1.5 billion euros,” Mihajlović said.
German Ambassador Thomas Schieb stressed during the signing ceremony that the agreement constitutes another chapter of cooperation with the Ministry of Mines and Energy, in addition to that which exists with the German Development Bank KfW in the area of improving energy efficiency.