Director Lorkowski held introductory meetings with key government representatives and energy stakeholders during his visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina this week. He invited all stakeholders to actively engage in an inclusive process of setting 2030 targets for energy efficiency, renewables and greenhouse gas reduction in 2022.
As part of his visit, he met with the Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations, Staša Košarac, Minister of Energy and Mining of Republika Srpska, Petar Đokić, and Minister of Energy, Mining and Industry of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Nermin Džindić. All representatives expressed support for working closely together to advance sustainable energy sector reforms in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
With the CEOs of the country’s three power utilities, the Director discussed the role of electricity companies in the energy transition and the challenges and opportunities presented to them. The discussions also focused on the establishment of an organized electricity market.
During his trip, Director Lorkowski opened the Trebinje Energy Summit and participated in the high-level panel on decarbonisation of the Western Balkans energy sector. In his speech, the Director explained the benefits of staying the course of decarbonisation-focused reforms despite the difficult situation on the energy markets at present. He underlined that governments in the region should continue with no-regret policies, such as setting ambitious 2030 targets for energy efficiency, renewables and greenhouse gas reduction, development of National Energy and Climate Plans, ending fossil fuel subsidies and starting the process of introducing carbon pricing.