With the new legislative framework, the relevant ministry has taken the first steps towards reducing consumption, and the state has provided sufficient amounts of energy and energy sources for the upcoming winter, said Minister Zorana Mihajlović.
The minister said at the conference “How to consume less electricity in the coming winter in Serbia” that for the country’s long-term energy security it is necessary to invest and continue the energy transition, diversification in the gas sector and regional connectivity, according to the website of the Government of the Republic of Serbia .
“By adopting the Law on Energy Efficiency and Rational Use of Energy, we took the first step in reducing consumption, and the current crisis accelerated all processes and influenced us to understand the importance of everything we did, above all when it comes to subsidizing households,” she said. she.
If we want a developed power sector, then investments are the most important issue and that, regardless of resistance and obstructions, we do not give up on the energy transition, decarbonization and energy efficiency, emphasized the Deputy Prime Minister.
According to her, the state has done a lot in terms of gas and oil supply, but that does not mean that we cannot have problems, because we do not know what can happen, above all in relations between Russia and other countries, and that is why diversification, connection with countries in the region.
The vice-president stated that the recommendations for reducing energy consumption proposed by the Ministry do not apply to schools, kindergartens, hospitals, health centers, homes for the elderly and some other institutions that are taken into account in every crisis, even now when saving is recommended energy. She emphasized that no one said that they should reduce the temperature to 20 degrees, but that does not mean that they should not turn off the lights in rooms where no one lives, or that we do not suggest that they replace the old bulbs with new LED bulbs.
“We asked that everyone who is included in the recommendations make their own spending reduction plan, whether it’s state institutions, public companies and local self-governments,” said the Deputy Prime Minister.
The minister said that so far 89 local governments, 31 public companies, and 23 state institutions have submitted savings plans, and that she expects the list to be complete by October 1, and reiterated that no plans for restrictions are being made and that the goal of the recommendations is to reduce the amount given by the state for the import of electricity.
Source: Energy Portal of Serbia by www.energetskiportal.rs.
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