THE “NEGATIVE” IMPACT OF A GROWING NUMBER OF TOURISTS ON THE SECURITY OF ENERGY SUPPLY IN NIŠ REGION

Žarko Dimitrijević, Jelena Petrović

DOI Number
https://doi.org/10.22190/FULP1901073D
First page
073
Last page
084

Abstract


The improvement of tourism potentials - accommodation capacity, additional content, arts, entertainment and festival programs, development of infrastructure (roads, railways, airports) - is a basic precondition for the increase in the number of tourists. Available data indicate that there has been a significant increase in the number of tourists in the last 10 years. However, the increase in the number of tourists does not correlate with the increase in the production of total electricity. Considering the constant growth of economic activity and increased number of residents, the analyzed data show that the increase in the number of tourists actually has a negative impact on the security of energy supply. In this paper, the authors analyze the available data and point to the need for urgent planning of the security of energy supply, bearing in mind that the results indicate a huge increase in electricity consumption directly caused by the growth of consumers, where the growing number of tourists actually represents a variable that is itself a risk to the security of supply

Keywords

energy security, increased electricity consumption, planning the security of supply

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