Introduction of metering system and billing on the basis of measured consumption in district heating systems in Serbia

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    Sector Buildings
    Focus area Energy efficiency
    Type of action Strategy/Policy
    Scope National
    Stage Under development
    Submitted to UNFCCC registry Yes
    Start of initiative 2013
    Financing and support details
    Financing status Seeking financing
    Total cost EUR 251.185 mln
    Financing requested EUR 251.185 mln
    Financing received to-date
    (no data)
    Principal source of financing Not known
    Principal type of financing Not known
    Capacity building required No
    Technology transfer required No
    Additional information
    Proponent(s) Public Utility Company District Heating Plants of Belgrade and Business Association "Heating Serbia"
    International funder(s)
    (no data)
    Organization providing technical support
    (no data)
    Contact Mr. Petar Vasiljevic

    Enhance energy efficiency in households and commercial sector by installing adequate metering systems for district heat

    Activities: (2013 - 2017)
    Almost all residential consumers connected to the district heating (DH) network in Serbia are paying their bill based on the floor size, instead of the actual amount of heat consumption. This billing system has prevented consumers from having energy saving mindset. The NAMA involves installation of devices that allow metering of heat consumption by each consumer, which is a necessary prerequisite for billing on the basis of actual heat consumption. Measures to be introduced include heat allocators with radio modem, thermostatic radiator valves as well as rehabilitation of 50% of existing substations in Serbia (approximately 12,500 substations) and installation of heat meters, automatic control, pumps with integrated frequency converters, plate heat exchangers, valves, etc. The NAMA will contribute to climate change mitigation through reducing the consumption of heat at residential sector, which is generated by fossil fuels.

    Impact and MRV


    Cumulative GHG reductions: 2.6 MtCO2e
    Mitigative capacity:

    No information has been provided on mitigative capacity


    Social: Information has not been provided
    Economic: Development of heat billing methodology, creation of local employment opportunities
    Environmental: Efficient use of domestic and imported energy sources

    MRV Framework:
    No MRV plan has been defined