Summary of the study: ‘Identification and analysis of potential sustainable heating solutions in Pljevlja, Montenegro’
Study | 25 October 2021
In order to address high levels of air pollution in Pljevlja, Montenegro, the municipality’s heating supply must become more sustainable. Although Montenegro’s 2030 Energy Strategy proposes the development of district heating systems based on biomass, Pljevlja currently plans to use lignite, supplied from its refurbished coal plant. This will not only lock the municipality into coal for many years to come, but it will also be economically unsustainable, as Montenegro plans to phase out coal by 2035.
To identify cost-effective and environmentally-friendly heating alternatives for the municipality of Pljevlja, CEE Bankwatch Network commissioned an analysis to explore and assess the most effective heating solutions. Focusing on key factors, including affordable heat prices for consumers, reducing carbon emissions, and decreasing dependence on biomass and fossil fuels, the analysis proposes a transition to diversified sources of renewable heating and complete elimination of coal use that is both possible and economically viable for customers.
This summary is also available in Montenegrin: Sažetak studije: Identifikacija i analiza potencijalnih održivih rješenja za grijanje u Pljevljima, Crna Gora
Please find the full study here: Identification and analysis of possible sustainable heating solutions in Pljevlja in Montenegro
See the Montenegrin translation of the full study here: Identifikacija i analiza mogućih održivih rješenja za grijanje u Pljevljima u Crnoj Gori izrađena za CEE Bankwatch