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Stranded assets in the Western Balkans - report on the long-term economic viability of new export capacities

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Country chapters available for Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia.

For other languages, see here.

Analysing the estimated energy demand and production capacities in Western Balkan countries, this study shows that if countries realise their planned capacity expansions, the region will have a 56 per cent electricity surplus in 2024, led by Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia. Nearly all governments in the region aspire to become electricity exporters, but the study argues that if governments fail to take into account the regional perspective, they could end up with power plants becoming simply uneconomic to operate.

The study was undertaken for CEE Bankwatch Network by the University of Groningen and the Advisory House consultancy.

Also available for download is the dataset underlying the study's calculations - Download the spreadsheet

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Serbian country chapter in Serbian language (pdf)

Bosnia and Herzegovina country chapter in Bosnian language (pdf)

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