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EPHZHB wins approval for its 150 MW solar power project in south of BiH

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September 15, 2023

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The Government of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina passed EPHZHB’s project for a 150 MW solar power plant to the entity parliament for a vote. The location is in the Hodovo business zone in Stolac.

Elektroprivreda HZHB, one of the three state-owned power utilities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, operates hydropower plants and wind park Mesihovina, the country’s first. It is determined to be in the top tier in solar power as well. It has just won approval from the Government of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina for a photovoltaic plant with 150 MW in connection capacity.

The location of the EPHZHB 1 project is in the Hodovo business zone in Stolac in the south of BiH. The company estimated annual output at 263 GWh. It is one of the biggest solar power investments in the country.

EPHZHB earlier got a 30-year concession for the solar power plant in Hodovo

The entity government said its approval would be passed to its parliament for a vote. After that the Federal Ministry of Energy, Mining and Industry can initiate the energy permitting process. Earlier, the company headquartered in Mostar got a 30-year concession from the Government of the Herzegovina-Neretva Canton.

Namely, the Federation of BiH, one of the two entities making up Bosnia and Herzegovina, consists of ten cantons. The other entity is called the Republic of Srpska.

In addition, EPHZHB is preparing to install a 132 MW wind farm, among other renewable energy projects. The Poklečani site is in Posušje, also in the Herzegovina region in the south.

Domestic firm Eco-Wat is also planning to install a 150 MW solar park in Hodovo.

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