According to the Decree on establishing the Program for the Implementation of the Energy Sector Development Strategy of the Republic of Serbia for the period by 2015 with projections by 2030, Serbian state-owned power utility EPS will have to shut down eight coal-fired units at its thermal power plants, which are not in compliance with environmental requirements set by the EU’s Large Combustion Plants Directive, by 2024.
Electricity production from these eight units will be compensated by the construction of eight wind farms, combined heat and power plant Pancevo and coal-fired unit B3 at TPP Kostolac. The shut down of eight units is necessary due to their old age and need to meet the requirement on Serbian regulations on limit values for emissions of air pollutants from combustion plants and the application of the limited operation mechanism of the plants (opt-out mechanism).
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