First wind farm in Bosnia-Herzegovina to supply power to Tomislavgrad

Photo: Pixabay


August 22, 2017





August 22, 2017




The first wind-powered electricity plant in Bosnia-Herzegovina will supply power to the population of the municipality of Tomislavgrad once it is completed and becomes operational by the end of this year, the Elektroprivreda Hrvatske zajednice Herceg Bosne power company said. The wind farm named Mesihovina will be built across a 22 kilometer stretch of land in the central part of the municipality and will have a total capacity of 50.6 MW.

The wind farm project is worth around EUR 81 million with the Elektroprivreda Hrvatske zajednice Herceg Bosne (HZ HB) power company as the investor.

The power plan will have 22 wind generators of the SWT-2.3-108 type which will produce some 165 GWh of electricity a year, the power company said in a statement on its web site.

The construction of foundations for the generator pillars has already started along with the digging of channels to lay an internal cable network.

The Elektroprivreda HZ HB signed a contract with the Siemens consortium, consisting of the Siemens Denmark and Siemens Croatia companies, on the delivery of wind turbines with foundation and their maintenance in the first two years of their operation in Mesihovina. A contract to lay the cable network and link the wind farm to the national power grid was signed with the consortium ABB d.o.o. Croatian and Elektrocentar Petek d.o.o.

The Elektroprivreda HZ HB statement said the first wind generator components have been delivered and were being installed at the construction site.

The Elektroprivreda HZ HB said that once the Mesihovina wind farm is completed and becomes operational it will supply power to some 27,500 households. The average annual consumption of power per household in the Tomislavgrad municipality is around 6,000 KWh.

The construction of the Mesihovina wind farm and the start of power production is expected to happen by the end of 2017.

The money for the construction of the first wind farm in Bosnia-Herzegovina came from several sources, the Elektroprivreda HZ HB said and specified that EUR 1 million came from the German federal government as a donation, EUR 71 million came from the German KfW development bank and the rest from the power company’s own funds.

Comments (0)

Be the first one to comment on this article.

Enter Your Comment
Please wait... Please fill in the required fields. There seems to be an error, please refresh the page and try again. Your comment has been sent.

Related Articles

Serbia EPS no longer dependent on imports acting CEO Tomasevic

Serbia’s power utility EPS no longer dependent on imports, acting CEO claims

27 January 2023 - EPS is importing much less electricity this winter than last one and it is not dependent on imports, acting CEO Miroslav Tomašević said

Second unit of Krško nuclear power plant projected to come online in 2035

27 January 2023 - The second unit in the Krško nuclear power plant could be in operation in 2035, but project permits are still pending

Household solar power systems overload Cyprus electricity grid

Household solar power systems overload Cyprus electricity grid

27 January 2023 - The distribution and transmission system operators in Cyprus asked for a freeze in issuing licenses for small solar power installations for self-consumption

cwp montechevo solar montenegro

CWP enters Montenegrin renewables market with 400 MW solar project

26 January 2023 - The investment is valued at around EUR 360 million, while the development and construction of the project are planned in phases