Serbia to call wind power tender in June

The government of Serbia will call tenders for new wind and solar capacity next month, energy minister Dubravka Djedović told the Serbian renewable energy association OIE. 

The country previously said it would tender up to 400MW of wind in the first quarter of 2023. 

Serbia recently updated its law on the use of renewable energy sources to help fast-track the installation of new wind and solar power projects.

The landlocked Balkan state currently has an operational wind fleet of 398MW across seven wind farms according to Windpower Intelligence, the research and data division of Windpower Monthly. 

Serbia is aiming to increase the percentage of renewables in its energy mix that is currently dominated by coal and oil, and has several large wind farms currently under development including the 854MW Maestrale Ring project currently being developed by Italian energy firm Fintel Energia in the north of the country. 

OIE claims its member companies account for up to 90% of renewable energy generation in Serbia at present. The organisation said that members have around 500MW of planned projects expected to be submitted for the June tenders.