Electricity in Serbia is vastly generated by coal based power plants, while the remainder consists by hydro power plants.

  • Current operational capacity of thermal power plants: 4,079 MW
  • Active hydro capacities: 3,060 MW
  • Active wind capacities: 398 MW
  • Active solar capacities: 11 MW
  • Active biogas capacities: 22 MW

Source: Energy Community, 2020.

Electricity losses in transmission grid for 2018 are at 2.14%.

Electricity losses in the distribution system for 2018 are at 12.16%.

Sources: International Energy Agency, figures for Serbia for the year 2017

For Serbia, in 2019:

the net imports represented 5,417 GWh

the net exports represented 5,341 GWh

Source: Energy Community, 2020

Primary energy products available (in ktoe)

Source: Regulatory Energy Agency

The district heating system in Serbia is available in 59 cities. They provide currently for only about 25% of the heat demand. (Separate heat balance not available for Serbia so no data on share of district heat in total heat demand)

Total installed capacity in MWt: 5,821 MWt

In all cities, total installed capacity is 6,700 MWt;

Source: Euroheat & Power, 2019


Source: Energy Community, 2019

Source: RES Legal, 2019.

As a signatory of the Energy Community Treaty, Serbia is committed to meet the savings target of 9% or around 752 ktoe, by 2018. Serbia calculated both an annual 1% renovation target for central government buildings and a 0,7% target under the energy efficiency obligation scheme. While the first target was officially adopted in August 2018, adoption and notification of the Article 7 target is still pending.

Source: Third NEEAP & Energy Community, 2019

Greenhouse gas emissions in Serbia are around 65,520,880 tons of CO₂ equivalent.

Serbia has calculated a potential emission reduction of 9.8% in 2030 comparing to 1990 in its INDC.

Source: First BUR of the Republic of Serbia