From 22 until 24 March, the International Energy Summit “SET TREBINJE 2023” took place in Trebinje, Bosnia & Herzegovina. The summit brought together high-level experts, decision-makers, and scientists in the area of energy, economy, and industry, with the aim to achieve a strong connection between the economy, politics, and science, both from the region and the EU.
Our Partner Petar Mitrović participated in the panel on the „Prosumers in the Region – Legal and Regulatory Framework for Support and Treatment of Small-Scale Producers Focusing on Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems Connected to the Distribution Grid“.
Petar discussed the role of renewable energy prosumers in securing needs for electric energy in a sustainable manner. The concept in Serbia was introduced in April 2021 through the Law on the Use of Renewable Energy Sources and soon after became one of the hottest topics in the sector, despite the obstacles and challenges that emerged during its implementation. Even though we have seen a boost of prosumers and expected further growth, the future in this area is challenging considering the new proposed amendments to the Law on Use of Renewable Energy Sources envisage significant limitations on future projects without an adequate alternative being currently in place. As there is still time before the adoption, these proposed changes will, hopefully, be carefully analysed and rethought, in order to support the existing hard-won energy efficiency growth trend.
Petar shared the stage with Sanja Rikalo, a director of the Directorate for Distribution System Operator Affairs Elektroprivreda Republika Srpska, Goran Starčević from Kaldera Company, Ivan Mrvaljević, the director of the Directorate for Development and Investments at Elektroprivreda Crne Gore AD, Senad Aganović, Head of Technical Affairs and Licenses Department at Regulatory Commission for Energy in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Milka Mumović, Electricity and Statistics Expert at Energy Community Secretariat, Amina Durmo Trlin, member of the management board at ProCredit Bank Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Aleksandar Mrdić, from UniCredit Bank Banja Luka, while Nihad Harbaš, the consultant at Nlogic moderated the panel.
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