Development of Power Generation in South East Europe - Implications for Investments in Environmental Protection, SEE Countries
Client: World Bank, USA
Name of partner(s): N/A
Start/Completion Date: March 2004 – April 2005
Project description: The purpose of the Study was to evaluate impacts of the proposed coordinated development of power generation capacity on the cost of environmental compliance in the South East Europe (SEE) region, including Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, FYR of Macedonia and Serbia and Montenegro as direct beneficiary countries, as well as Bulgaria and Romania as specific beneficiary countries. The Project dealt with prioritization of investments in electricity infrastructure required for a proper functioning and development of the South East Europe Regional Electricity Market (SEEREM). The main objective of the study was to assess the extent of compliance of the power sector with national environmental standards, and alternatively with the EU and international environmental regulation. This is in particular related to the emission of SO2, NOx and dust, as the main part of air pollution. In addition, the possibility of carbon dioxide reduction, within the power generation development sector, as well as the costs has been analyzed for the planned period up to the year 2020. Within this Study activities of SEEC included the following:
Work has been successfully finalized and final results have been presented during Energy Week in Skopje at the beginning of June, 2005.