Montenegro’s transmission system operator CGES has signed another contract for the connection of a large solar power plant. The construction of the 240 MW facility is planned in Bijelo Polje, in the southern part of Montenegro.
CGES has so far signed three contracts for the grid connections for utility-scale photovoltaic facilities with a total capacity of 1,000 MW. The investors are MEnergy, Sun Horizon and Obnovljivi Izvori Energije.
CGES said it signed an agreement with project firm EE Korita on the construction of infrastructure for connecting a EUR 200 million solar power plant to the transmission grid.
The investor is Danish firm European Energy
The contract, signed by Ivan Asanović, CEO of CGES, and Damir Banovec, the representative of EE Korita, represents a step toward strengthening the renewable energy production capacity and expanding the sustainable energy network, the TSO added.
The contract includes planning, construction and integration of the future solar power plant. According to CGES, the investor, Danish firm European Energy, has a significant background in the construction of PV facilities and wind farms.
Now CGES has contracts for the grid connection of four large solar power plants of an overall 1,240 MW. Of note, CEO Ivan Asanović said that without major investments the transmission grid could integrate renewable energy facilities with a total capacity of 1,500 MW.
The expected annual production is 331 GWh
Back in July, EE Korita submitted a request to the Environmental Protection Agency to decide whether an environmental impact assessment report was necessary for its PV facility.
The location for the power plant is owned by local firm Farma Moravac while the expected annual output is 331 GWh.
State institutions of Montenegro have issued a lot of permits for large solar power projects, but the country still doesn’t host a single one. However, three weeks ago the first ground-mounted solar power plant was put into operation.