IRENA: Cost – competitive renewable power generation


In search of new and long-term energy strategies, policy makers are realising the evergrowing need to replace old power plants and addressing rising electricity consumption in most countries around the region.

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) undertook a project on cost-competitive renewable energy in South East Europe (including: Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo, Albania, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Bulgaria, Serbia, Romania, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine). Project’s aim was to carry out a systematic assessment of the overall electricity potential of the region, including all renewable energy options (hydropower, wind, solar photovoltaic, geothermal and biomass resources). Projects main goal was to fill the data gap in the region regarding the potential and costs for developing solar photovoltaic and wind options.

More information: http://www.irena.org/DocumentDownloads/Publications/IRENA_Cost-competitive_power_potential_SEE_2017.pdf

Project partners: 

Joanneum research, Austria

Laboratory of Energy policy, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia