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Interenergo Group to enhance energy efficiency in three Serbian municipalities

Interenergo Group enhance energy efficiency three Serbian municipalities

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May 11, 2023

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Interenergo Group launched three public lighting renovation projects in Serbia in the past month. It closed energy contracting deals with the municipalities of Čoka, Odžaci and Bač and strengthened its presence in the region that way. Such energy efficiency improvement projects are an important part of the region’s green transition mosaic.

The municipalities of Čoka, Odžaci and Bač in the north of Serbia have decided to begin the green transition in partnership with Interenergo Group. In the past month, they all signed the contracts for the renovation of their obsolete and inefficient public lighting through the energy contracting model.

Interenergo is tasked with the replacement of their aged street lamps with technologically advanced and energy-efficient LED lights. The renovation will bring large energy savings over the 15 years of the contract duration, translating to a lower environmental impact.

All three endeavors will be conducted in cooperation with Hungarian company Smart Energy Investment. The public-private partnerships include maintenance services.

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The contract with the Municipality of Odžaci was signed late last month

Odžaci to save up to EUR 167,000 per year

The estimated energy savings in the Čoka municipality are 611 MWh per year compared to as much as 1,271 MWh in Odžaci and 756 MWh for the municipality of Bač. In addition to environmental benefits, the renovation brings large financial savings for the municipalities, in the range of EUR 90,000 per year in Čoka to EUR 167,000 in Odžaci. Interenergo executed its first energy contracting project in Serbia in 2022 by renovating public lighting in the Osečina municipality.

In addition, Interenergo estimated the annual savings in maintenance in Odžaci at EUR 24,000 per year.

Šterk: Municipalities achieve large energy and financial savings with the renovation of public lighting, they reduce their carbon footprint and improve the environment

“We are pleased that more and more of our partners are aware of the significance of energy efficiency and of the benefits of such projects for them, the environment and wider society. Municipalities achieve large energy and financial savings with the renovation of public lighting, they reduce their carbon footprint and improve the environment,” Managing Director of Interenergo Blaž Šterk said about the start of the new projects.

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Contract signing in Čoka

Interenergo is expanding its range of services, energy models

Even though the group already has a strong presence in the region in the renewable energy production sphere, it intends to widen its energy services portfolio. In energy contracting projects, the service is fully adjusted to the partners’ needs and relieves them of the organizational and financial burdens of the project, the announcement reads.

In energy contracting projects, the service is fully adjusted to the partners’ needs and relieves them of the organizational and financial burdens of the project

“Our experts are developing new services and energy models, with which we enable partners to efficiently upgrade the technology of their energy systems, free of care. We are aware that such projects are necessary and that the demand for them will only grow, which is why we are proud to have established ourselves as an experienced partner. In the future, we would like to expand this segment even more. Energy efficiency is as important or even more important than renewable energy sources in tackling the energy crisis and the green transition,” Blaž Šterk said about the future plans.

Interenergo is an international energy company based in Ljubljana and one of the biggest energy companies in Slovenia. It is part of the Austrian Kelag Group since 2009. The basic activities are electricity trading, the construction and operation of energy facilities for the production of electricity from renewable sources, and energy services.

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