Part of 150 MW solar power project in BiH receives green light

Part 150 MW solar power BiH green light Eco-Wat

Photo: Cxjiang from Pixabay


October 13, 2022





October 13, 2022




Domestic firm Eco-Wat, which is developing a project for a 150 MW solar power plant, won preliminary approvals from the Government of the Federation of BiH for energy permits for five sections of just under 5 MW each.

One of the biggest solar power projects in Bosnia and Herzegovina achieved progress in the administrative process. Eco-Wat from the town of Kiseljak intends to install 150 MW in the Hodovo business zone in Stolac in the Herzegovina region in the country’s south. The investment is intended to be implemented in phases and now the company secured preliminary approval for five units.

The individual segments, marked as A1 to A5, are all just one kilowatt short of 5 MW in nominal and connection capacity, according to the Government of the Federation of BiH. It instructed the Federal Ministry of Energy, Mining and Industry to continue the procedure in accordance with the directive for energy permits for the 25 MW section.

The firm received the same approval from the entity government in May for units C2-C5, with identical capacities. Eco-Wat filed late last year for a preliminary environmental approval assessment for an electrical substation in Hodovo and an overhead high-voltage power line. It said at the time that it plans to build two transformer units in the first phase.

The new preliminary approval highlights the current wave of investments in solar power in Herzegovina.

The Stolac solar park project was the biggest in the procedure in BiH until Etmax from Banja Luka recently filed for a 50-year concession for 500 MW, comprising seven units. The location is in Nevesinje, in east Herzegovina, in the territory of the Republic of Srpska. It is BiH’s other entity.

Comments (1)
Alex / January 16, 2023

Good day
If you have a farm and you want to bulild a solar farm what mast you have to do
Regards Alex

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

European Parliament passes electricity gas market reform

European Parliament passes electricity, gas market reform

12 April 2024 - European lawmakers adopted the energy market design reform proposal to facilitate decarbonization and ease the impact of sharp price swings

Vladimir Malinov Bulgaria caretaker cabinet quits Bulgartransgaz CEO

Vladimir Malinov joins Bulgaria’s caretaker cabinet, quits as Bulgartransgaz CEO

11 April 2024 - Dimitar Glavchev's interim Council of Ministers of Bulgaria includes Acting Minister of Energy Vladimir Malinov

Europe largest solar farm Witznitz eastern Germany

Europe’s largest solar farm Witznitz commissioned in eastern Germany

11 April 2024 - Hansainvest and developer Move On inaugurated the Witznitz solar park of 605 MW in peak capacity on coal land near Leipzig in Germany

Romania offshore wind energy law first megawatts 2032

Romania adopts offshore wind energy law to get first megawatts in 2032

10 April 2024 - More than two thirds of lawmakers voted for Romania's first offshore wind energy law, aimed at getting the first turbines online in 2032