Energy transition in North Macedonia in the wake of the European Energy Crisis

Mijakovski, Vladimir and Lutovska, Monika and Mojsovski, Filip (2022) Energy transition in North Macedonia in the wake of the European Energy Crisis. In: 20th International Conference on Thermal Science and Engineering of Serbia (SimTerm 2022), October 18-21, 2022, Nis, Republic of Serbia.

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The production of electricity in North Macedonia takes place through thermal power plants that use lignite, fuel oil and natural gas as their primary energy source, as well as power plants that use renewable energy sources: water, wind, solar, biomass and biogas. In 2019, almost 60% of the produced electricity came from thermal power plants that use low-calorie coal – lignite. In January 2020 the government adopted the new Energy Development Strategy 2020-2040 which elaborates three different scenarios: reference (business as usual), moderate transition and green (strong decarbonization) scenario. In the moderate transition and green scenario in the Strategy, phase out of the Thermal power plant Bitola lignite-fired power plant in 2025 is also recommended. In the reference scenario investments for modernization and pollution control are given instead of phase out. Phasing out of coal fired power plants in EU, despite other geo-political challenges, is seen as one of the reasons for current European energy crisis. The paper analysis the situation of the energy sector in the Republic of North Macedonia and the impact of the current energy crisis in Europe on Macedonian economy.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Engineering and Technology > Mechanical engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Technical Sciences
Depositing User: Prof. d-r. Vladimir Mijakovski
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2023 08:36
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2023 08:36

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