Renewable Energy

Wind Power
Environmental Services

International Standards and National Environmental Permitting Process in Serbia

Over the past 10 years we have been working on wind power development projects in Serbia, collaborating with members of international teams, helping developers achieve the compliance with international environmental standards and Serbian regulatory requirements.

The wind farm developers aimed to recieve financing from international lenders (IFC, EBRD). Together with other international and local specialists we helped them deliver Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIAs) in line with IFC Performance Standards and comply with particular environmental requirements from the lenders. We successfully managed and delivered national Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) for wind farms and associated facilities, in compliance with the national permitting process.

International Standards ESIA vs National EIA in Serbia

To properly address differences between ESIA and EIA, we suggest their development to be concurrent and integrated as much as possible. We provide full support to developers during the mandatory EIA procedure in Serbia until final consent is granted from the regulator. We consider ESIA and EIA to be part of the same effort and we help developers to address the gaps between the two, including support in communication with government stakeholders.

Services

Our key services to wind power developments include the following:

  • Environmental planning support;
  • Environmental scoping;
  • Environmental impact assessment;
  • Public consultation support;
  • Environmental management plans;
  • Equator Principles gap analysis;
  • Environmental due diligence.

Recent Wind Power Projects Work

  • Rapid Cumulative Impact Assessment of Wind Energy Sector in the South Banat Region, Serbia; jointly with Zylwood Consulting (UK) and Natural Power (UK). Client: International Finance Corporation (IFC);
  • Rapid Cumulative Impact Assessment of 99 MW wind farm Alibunar A (WindVision Windfarm A d.o.o.) in Serbia; subcontracted by Atkins (UK); Client: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD);
  • Rapid Cumulative Impact Assessment of 158 MW wind farm Čibuk, Serbia; subcontracted by Atkins (UK); Client: International Finance Corporation (IFC);
  • Environmental and Social Impact Assessment of 104 MW wind farm Kovačica, Serbia; subcontracted by WSP (UK); Client: Electrawinds-K (Serbia);
  • Environmental and Social Impact Assessment of 158 MW wind farm Čibuk, Serbia; subcontracted by Atkins (UK); Client: Continental Wind Partners (Serbia).