LEGAL REGULATIONS FOR THE USE OF RENEWABLE SOURCES OF ENERGY IN SERBIA AND THE REPUBLIC OF SRPSKA
The paper provides information on renewable energy sources (RES) and legislation related to the RES generated electricity in Serbia and the Republic of Srpska. In Serbia, hydropower, wind energy, solar energy, biomass and biogas are used for the RES generated electricity, whereas hydropower, solar energy, biomass and biogas are utilized in the Republic of Srpska. The paper gives an overview of the power of RES power plants and the percentage share of the thermal power plants and RES power plants in electricity production and the guaranteed (incentive) prices for RES generated electricity in Serbia and the Republic of Srpska. Furthermore, legal regulations related to the production of electricity from RES in Serbia and the Republic of Srpska are given. In the conclusion, it is pointed out that RES is increasingly used in Serbia and the Republic of Srpska for the production of electricity, that there are appropriate legal regulations and guarantees (incentive prices) for electricity generated by RES power plants.