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Belgian company Elicio opened another wind farm in Serbia

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Belgian company Elicio opened on September 11th another wind farm in Serbia, with 21 turbines with a total capacity of 42MW. The EUR 80 million investment will be supplying 38,000 more households with wind energy.

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The official opening ceremony for the Alibunar Wind Farm was attended by Minister of Mining and Energy Aleksandar Antić, Ambassadors of the Kingdom of Belgium and Switzerland, representatives of IFC, UniCredit Bank, representatives of the Provincial Government, Municipality of Alibunar and numerous partners and associates on the project.

"A lot of time and energy was invested to achieve a modern, developed and technologically advanced Serbia where we can now see wind farms.

"I want to particularly thank the investor, who recognized our country as a stable and strong partner for project such as these, which we will continue to see in the future, and which will help increase the overall energy security and renewable energy use, said Minister Aleksandar Antić, adding that 200 MW more in wind energy would be launched by the end of the year, and by 2019 and 2020, an additional 200 MW, which will complete the 500 MW objective for wind energy.

Alibunar Wind Farm is a perfect example of a green energy project in Serbia. It will contribute to Serbia fulfilling its obligations from the Treaty Establishing the Energy Community to have 27% of its energy consumption from renewable sources by 2020, explained Thomas Lubeck, IFC Regional Manager for Southeast Europe.

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