Mihajlovic and Popescu: Joint projects and cooperation ensure regional energy stability

Mihajlovic and Popescu: Joint projects and cooperation ensure regional energy stability

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Mining and Energy, prof. Zorana Mihajlovic, PhD, talked today in Bucharest with the Romanian Minister of Energy, Daniel Virgil Popescu, about the implementation of joint projects, improving cooperation between the two countries in the field of RES and building a gas interconnection.

Mihajlovic said that the priorities for Serbia are connecting in the gas sector and building new energy capacities.

"Serbia and Romania have traditionally good and friendly relations, which is an excellent basis for discussing future joint projects." This year, Serbia started the construction of the Nis-Dimitrovgrad gas pipeline, which will enable us to get gas from LNG terminals in Greece and gas from Azerbaijan, but our plan is to connect with gas pipelines and other neighbors, to make a gas connection map. that is the only way to be safe in this sector. Connecting Serbia and Romania by gas interconnection is a project of common interest and I believe that we will speed up the realization. This year, we will prepare project-technical documentation for the construction of the Mokrin - Romanian border gas pipeline, 12.8 kilometers long. "By building this interconnection, we will get the possibility of connecting with the Transgaz gas system in Romania and Brua gas pipeline," said the Deputy Prime Minister.

"Our goal is to reduce the production of energy from dirty fuels and increase the percentage of capacities that use RES for energy production. In our new investment plan worth more than 35 billion euros, in addition to the construction of the hybrid RHE "Djerdap 3", we also want new solar and wind power plants. There is a mutual interest to work on the realization of the hybrid RHE project "Djerdap 3". It is not only a new energy source important for balancing new capacities, but also a project that will improve regional energy security and stability. The plan is to build a wind farm and solar power plant as a combination of floating solar and solar on earth. "Djerdap 3 would practically become a hybrid reversible HPP, unique in Europe," said Mihajlovic.