Power enterprise Elektroprivreda Crne Gore AD Nikšić (EPCG) said it started the EUR 1.5 million worth construction of 35/10 kV Popovići substation in the southern town of Bar, after a rise in the number of customers by 40% in the last decade, and an increase in consumption, especially during the tourist season.
Saša Milovanović, manager for Bar, Budva and Ulcinj, said that the substation will considerably increase safety of customer supply and added that the existing 35/10 kV substations Topolica and Končar are close to nominal load. Around four thousand customers in the area of Polja, Čeluge and Popovići will be supplied, and conditions for the development of 10 kV network and connection of new customers will be met, EPCG said.
„Following the tourist season we plan to commission construction of cable lines for fitting into 35 kV and 10 kV electric power network. Works are worth more than EUR 220,000 and the agreement with the contractor has already been signed. Construction of the 35 kV neutral point earthing resistor in 110/35 kV Bar substation worth EUR 50,000 is in its final phase, and works worth EUR 70,000 related to the equipment for two 35 kV cells in that substation have to be finalized by the year-end,“ Milovanović said.
The contractor is a consortium led by Bemax, and the equipment has been procured from Schneider Electric. „The new substation has two times 8 megavolt-amperes of installed capacity. The 35 kV switchyard will consist of five feeding cells, two transformer cells, one coupling and one metering cell. The 10 kV switchyard, in addition to metering and coupling cells, shall be also equipped with 17 outgoing feeders,“ Milovanović said and added that the new substation has been planned to become part of the system by the end of the year.