Beo Čista Energija, a special purpose vehicle for the implementation of Belgrade’s Vinča landfill project, has received privileged producer status for its two future cogeneration plants.
It means the company will receive feed-in tariffs for the production of heat and power in these facilities.
Beo Čista Energija will build a power plant fueled by landfill gas and landfill wastewater treatment gas and an energy-from-waste facility to incinerate municipal waste, according to the registry of privileged power producers and temporary privileged power producers and producers from renewable energy sources maintained by the Ministry of Mining and Energy.
The 3.09 MW power plant fueled by landfill gas and landfill wastewater treatment gas will get 8.44 eurocents per kWh, while the 30.2 MW energy-from-waste facility will receive 8.57 eurocents per kWh.
These are the first landfill gas and energy-from-waste facilities to get feed-in tariffs in Serbia from the Ministry of Mining and Energy. The Ministry also grants subsidies to wind farms, solar power plants, biogas and biomass power plants, as well as high-efficiency cogeneration plants.
Beo Čista Energija is owned by the global utility company SUEZ, the Japanese conglomerate Itochu and Marguerite Fund, a pan-European equity fund investing in renewables, energy, and transport. The companies are in a 25-year public-private partnership (PPP) with the City of Belgrade, forged in 2017.
A few days ago, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) approved a EUR 72.25 million loan for Belgrade’s Vinča landfill project.