NIS has started installing solar panels for electricity production at its gas stations. As part of the first phase of this project, solar panels will be installed at eight NIS Petrol and GAZPROM retail facilities throughout Serbia.

The produced electricity will be mostly used for the needs of gas stations, with the exchange with the electricity distribution network.

In particular, in periods when the production of the power plant is higher than the need of the gas station, the surplus will be delivered to the electricity distribution system. According to the same principle, when the production is insufficient, electricity will be taken from the network. The company decided to take this step following the principles of sustainable development and the realization of its green agenda, which includes investing in renewable energy sources, in order to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and global warming.

NIS has invested more than 22 million dinars in this pilot project. It is estimated that in this way, at eight locations, annual savings in electricity supply of almost 300 MWh will be achieved with the delivery of about 40 MWh to the distribution network and with an annual reduction of carbon dioxide emissions of 375 tons.

Diversification of business through investments in green energy

“By realizing this project, NIS once again shows that it remains committed to the development of the company with a responsible attitude towards the environment.” The successful realization of this project opens the possibility of increasing the number of gas stations where solar panels will be installed. NIS is also considering the construction of solar photovoltaic power plants at facilities within the Pancevo Oil Refinery, business facilities in Belgrade and Novi Sad, and construction in a warehouse for oil derivatives in Novi Sad. In that way, we continue to diversify our business and invest in green energy, “said Nenad Pavlović, head of the Center for Project Development at NIS.

Solar panels have already been installed at GAZPROM gas stations Krnješevci, New Belgrade (former Dayton), Stari Banovci and Preljina 2. By the end of May, construction of solar power plants is planned at the stations Velika Plana-highway, Kragujevac 7 – Elektrošumadija, Block 45 and NIS Petrol retail facility Gornji Milanovac 2.

E2 portal (Energy of the Balkans)

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