Most Read in October: Čibuk 1 wind farm, clashes on Mt. Stara Planina, IFC, Kosovo cooperation on solar project
The inauguration of the largest wind farm in the Western Balkans, the 57-turbine Čibuk 1, was number-one on our English-language Top 3 Most Read list for October.
The Top 3 Most Read list for June is also available for our portal’s Serbian/local language version.
1 – Serbia’s largest wind farm connected to grid
Čibuk 1 was developed by Vetroelektrane Balkana, a Serbian company wholly-owned by Tesla Wind, a joint venture between Masdar, the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, the Taaleri SolarWind I fund, managed by Finnish renewable energy infrastructure fund manager and developer Taaleri Energia, and the German development finance institution DEG.
2 – Unfortunately, it was inevitable
Months-long tensions over a small hydropwer plant on Mt. Stara Planina in Serbia have culminated. Residents of the village of Topli Do have clashed with security and workers accompanying investor Dragan Josić in an attempt to start the construction of the plant. The incident made the investor to pull out of the project.
3 – Kosovo* to get first solar PPP project
Tendering for the first solar public-private partnership (PPP) project in Kosovo* is a goal set by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Kosovo* government.