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Mihajlovic: First contracts with citizens on the replacement of carpentry at the end of August

Mihajlovic: First contracts with citizens on the replacement of carpentry at the end of August

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Mining and Energy, prof. Zorana Mihajlovic, Phd, stated for the First Television that every step in the realization of the project on increasing energy efficiency is transparent and publicly available.

She said she expects the first contracts with citizens to be signed by the end of August.

"We have signed agreements with 67 local governments, which are now conducting the procedure further." Public invitation to the companies that will perform the works and after that an invitation for the citizens. The first contracts should be signed at the end of August and be realized by the beginning of the heating season. This is not the only public call, we will have the continuation of this project at the end of this and next year. "We will need about 100 million euros a year in the next two or three years in order to reduce the consumption of electricity and heat at the national level by 40 percent and for citizens to receive lower bills by more than 20 percent," she said.

Speaking about the installation of solar panels, Mihajlovic reiterated that the procedure was maximally simplified.

"When it was talked about earlier, everyone thought they needed a year or two, everything was complicated and expensive. Now everything is simplified. Everything ends in four steps, whether it is a family house or a residential community. You need a project, an approval issued by the local government, a contract with the local distribution that you will produce energy for your needs. We will repeat this project several times in the years ahead, and the first public call will be between the 1st and the 3rd of September, "she points out.