Elektroprivreda HZHB to install 150 MW solar facility

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Stolac (photo: YouTube/N1)


February 24, 2023





February 24, 2023




Power utility Elektroprivreda HZHB plans to build a 150 MW solar power plant on the territory of Stolac municipality in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Mostar-based Elektroprivreda HZHB intends to diversify its production mix by building solar power plants, hydropower plants and wind farms, Večernji list reported.

Marinko Gilja, general manager of state-owned EPHZHB, confirmed it is developing the photovoltaic power plant project SE EP HZ HB 1 in the area of Stolac, with a total installed capacity of 150 MW.

The investment is estimated at EUR 90 million

The planned annual production is 244 GWh while the investment is estimated at EUR 92 million.

Stolac is a hotspot for solar power projects, as a total of 600 MW is in the pipeline.

Mayor Stjepan Bošković said the local authority is doing its best to assist investors in photovoltaics. Currently, two power plants are being built, he added. One is in the Hodovo business zone, and the other in Komanje Brdo.

The largest solar power plant in BiH will be built in Herzegovina

The facility under construction in Hodovo belongs to Eco-Wat, which plans to implement it in phases. The capacity should reach 150 MW.

The project was the largest in Bosnia and Herzegovina, but recently Etmax from Banja Luka received a concession for the construction of a 500 MW facility.

Herzegovina flooded with solar projects

Herzegovina, the part of BiH where Stolac is located, has a lot of solar projects, primarily because of its great solar potential. Power plants will be built in Trebinje, Bileća, Nevesinje and other municipalities. Both state-owned electricity utilities and private companies are investing in the sector.

Recently, Mostar also decided to join the solar spree, and announced it would install a municipal power plant. The authorities in the third-largest city in BiH intend to become the first to produce electricity for self-consumption.

Mayor Mario Kordić said the power plant would be in the area of Polog, west of the city. He expects the local government to get all the necessary permits for the construction of a 60 MW power plant by the summer.

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