Survey of Energy Resources 2007
Geothermal Country Notes
Exploration for geothermal resources in Serbia began in 1974: four provinces were discovered and preliminary drilling and pilot studies ensued. At the present time the main utilisation is at the 59 established thermal spas for balneology and recreation. Of an installed capacity of 83 MWt, 43% is used for bathing and swimming, 24% for space heating, 19% for greenhouses, 8% for fish and other animal farming, 5% for industrial process heat and 1% for agricultural drying. In addition, about 6 MWt of thermal water heat pumps are in use.
It has been established that Serbia's geothermal resource is suitable both for power generation in the future and also for expansion of the heat pump market.