12th International Symposium on Advanced Topics in Electrical Engineering (ATEE), Bucharest, Romania, 25 - 27 March 2021
The adoption of green energy policies is paid regard to as a major driver for renewable energy production development (REPD) in terms of fossil fuel combustion and the reduction of gas emissions. However, besides several challenges including energy sustainability, global warming and environmental pollution, COVID-19 arose in 2019 has a considerable impact on the REPD, companies and supply chains and decelerated the transition to the sustainable energy world. The industrial and commercial electrical energy users are imposed to restrict their operation during the COVED-19 outbreak In this regard, this paper examines and investigates the impacts of restrictions and driving forces for the REPD and electrical energy demand in general and during COVID-19. The most critical factors for barriers and driving forces for the REPD have been examined and discussed in detail. Some important statistical data for investments in the energy sector and energy demand before and during COVID-19 have been addressed in detail.