UNDP confirms geothermal resource in Belgrade, Serbia
A site made by UNDP in collaboration with the Ministry of Mines and Energy has confirmed a geothermal resource on the locations of the SIV 3 and Palace of Serbia buildings in Belgrade.
The United Nations Development Program (UNDP), in partnership with the Ministry of Mines and Energy of Serbia and in cooperation with the Administration of Joint Services of Republic Bodies and the Council of Serbia Development Bank Europe (CEB), has completed research on the geothermal resources of the SIV 3 building site in Belgrade, Serbia. A similar study has also begun on the location of the Palace of Serbia.
Preliminary results indicate that there is a geothermal resource at both locations with the potential to power both buildings. This will then be followed by a building energy retrofitting feasibility study that will take into account the scope, type and mode of use of the geothermal resource. Planned research on geothermal resources will be completed by November 2022.
These surveys are part of the “energy efficiency of central administration buildings”, a multi-annual program of 40 million euros which aims to improve the energy efficiency of central administration buildings. The research on geothermal resources carried out at the Palace of Serbia was made possible thanks to the financial support of the Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF) and the CEB trust funds financed by the Slovak Republic and the Kingdom of Spain, while the same study at building SIV 3 was financed by grants awarded by the Government of the Slovak Republic through the UNDP fund.
The application of geothermal energy to meet some of the energy needs of the SIV 3 and Serbian Palace buildings would contribute to reducing the primary energy consumption of the buildings, reducing CO2 emissions and enabling energy savings that could be used to improve working conditions. for staff. It would also respond to the growing need to introduce new and cleaner energy sources and contribute to the green transition of the Serbian economy and society.