Energy savings in the water sector of Novi Sad

Project code: 44/WBGC-2020/1

Beneficiary: Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research (REKK)  

Year established: 2003

Profile: research and development in human and social sciences

Location: Novi Sad, Serbia

Local organization: PUC Waterworks and Severage Novi Sad

Total budget: HUF 23 000 000 / EUR 65 155 

Grant amount: HUF 18 500 000 / EUR 52 408

Timeframe: 1 June 2020 – 30 June 2021

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Experience with water utilities shows that energy consumption can be saved through investments with positive financial return characteristics, and consequently, CO2 emissions from electricity production is reduced. The project aims to understand and describe energy related processes by evaluation of system functionality on the water supply system; set technical recommendations for investment and improvement of water distribution system and collection system operation rules; and organize capacity building to ensure sustainability. The result of the project will be a feasibility study based on which the financing of developments can be secured.




Improved climate performance

reduced CO2 emission

1.5 kt/yr

reduced water consumption

1 Mt/yr

reduced energy consumption

2 250 MWh/yr

Communication, Education

entities reached


entities changing behaviour


Sustainable Development Goals: