Stranded assets in the Western Balkans – report on the long-term economic viability of new export capacities
Study | 19 March 2015
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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.
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Also available for download is the dataset underlying the study’s calculations – Download the spreadsheet
Theme: Energy & climate
Location: Albania | Bosnia and Herzegovina | Macedonia | Montenegro | Serbia | Kosovo
Project: Banovici lignite power plant, Bosnia and Herzegovina | Kolubara B lignite-fired power plant, Serbia | Kosova e Re lignite power plant, Kosovo | Kostolac lignite power plant, Serbia | Pljevlja II lignite power plant, Montenegro | Stanari lignite power plant, Bosnia and Herzegovina | Tuzla 7 lignite power plant, Bosnia and Herzegovina | Ugljevik III lignite power plant, Bosnia and Herzegovina