BELGRADE: Executives from GE Energy met with Serbian wind energy company Notos in Belgrade for an exchange of experience and knowledge in the area of wind data collection, and to consider the future of wind power development in the Republic of Serbia
Notos is in a joint venture partnership with San Diego-based Green Star Alternative Energy.
The two-day meeting was initiated by GE and organized within the
context of the GE Strategy for South Eastern Europe. The appropriate
and skilled expansion of wind energy into the South East European
electricity market was discussed, providing a foundation for GE to work
in partnership with Notos in establishing the necessary framework for
the development and execution of future alternative energy projects.
Neven Pecotic, director of the GE Energy Development Group for South
East Europe, said, “After several years of preparatory activities and
cooperation with the Balkan State Members, GE has been instrumental in
helping them develop balanced national energy strategies, set up
inter-ministerial coordination mechanisms, and create national focal
points and energy information networks. Now, we distinguish in Notos, a
young company with the necessary qualities and management acumen to see
projects through the development phases on to completion.”
Preparations are currently underway for the follow-up meeting which
will take place in Belgrade some time in May. Notos and the expert
group from GE will chart the course of action on the implementation of
renewable energies in South Eastern Europe from 2009 onwards.