Serbia produces less electricity than ten years ago

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In the previous decade, the production of electricity in Serbia decreased from 38,600 gigawatt hours, which was produced in 2011, to 38,235 gigawatt hours, which was the production in 2021, according to the data of the Republic Institute of Statistics, published in the publication Trends, third quarter of 2022.

According to these data, production in hydroelectric power plants increased in this period from 9,243 gigawatt hours in 2011 to 11,984 gigawatt hours last year, while production in thermal power plants, where the most electricity is normally produced, decreased by about two thirds, from 28,672 to 23,734 gigawatt hours.

The first amounts of electricity produced in solar power plants were recorded in 2014 and amounted to six gigawatt hours, and last year this production amounted to 14 gigawatt hours.

Two years later, the electricity produced in wind power plants was added, 26 gigawatt hours that was produced in 2016.

This production progressed much faster than the production from solar power plants, so last year 1,085 gigawatt hours were produced.

In the mentioned period, the import of electricity increased from 6,701 gigawatt hours in 2011 to 6,984 in 2021, while the export decreased from 6,979 to 6,333 gigawatt hours.

When it comes to electricity consumption, according to last year’s data, households consumed the most electricity, 48 percent, followed by processing industry, 31 percent, followed by agriculture, where 18 percent of electricity is consumed, reports Tanjug.

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