Proizvodstvo na toplina Balkan Energy pays great attention to development projects in the short, medium and long term.

Long-term strategic goal of the company is complete automation of process for heat production. According to the ten-year development plan, by 2017 it is planned to procure and implementation of complete SCADA system for both district heating plants, Istok and Zapad; until 2019 is planned to be modernized and automated electrical facilities for 0.4 kW and 6 kW in district heating plant Istok; until 2020 is planned to be automated hot water  boilers in the both district heating plants, by 2023 it is planned to be modernized and automated pump stations in the both district heating plants, by 2025 it is planned to be replaced the existing economizers with new type of energy-efficient ekonomajzers and utilization units of three hot water boilers.

The company is working intensively on development projects to increase the energy efficiency of district heating plants through the application of new technologies (system for vacuum deaeration of technological water, heat pumps technology), new equipment (energy efficient economizers, utilization units for flue gases, high efficiency pumps, burners) and installation of standard equipment for energy efficiency solutions (variable speed drives, led lighting, thermal insulation).