The preliminary design for the 172 MW Komarnica hydropower plant should be completed in November this year, thus creating conditions for the beginning of construction, power utility Elektroprivreda Crne Gore (EPCG) said.
Construction of HPP Komarnica was discussed at the meeting of the representatives of EPCG and the consortium of Jaroslav Černi and Energoprojekt Hidroinženjering, which is in charge of producing the preliminary design. The contract between the two sides was signed in 2018.
HPP Komarnica is EPCG’s flagship project. In September 2020 the company received the concession contract for the construction of the HPP from the Government of Montenegro. One year ago, the then-Minister of Economy Dragica Sekulić said EPCG could build the power plant alone or with a partner, while the Ministry of Capital Investments announced a few days ago that EPCG should look for foreign partners to build renewable power plants.
Project documents are being developed in accordance with an agreement signed in 1992 by EPCG and EPS
According to EPCG, project documents are being developed in accordance with an agreement on joint financing of preparatory activities that was signed in 1992 with Serbia’s power utility Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS). The contract envisaged that EPCG would cover 51% of the costs, and EPS the remainder.
On behalf of EPCG, the meeting was attended by Milutin Đukanović, president of the company’s board of directors, Nikola Rovčanin, chief executive officer, and Ivan Mrvaljević, executive officer of the directorate for development and engineering. Jaroslav Černi was represented by Dejan Divac, general manager, and Energoprojekt Hidroinženjering by Bratisav Stišović, its chief executive officer.
EPCG: the project will comply with all environmental standards
EPCG said that the Komarnica project, with expected production of 213 GWh, includes the construction of a 171-meter-high dam.
The two sides also discussed the optimal management of HPP Komarnica in order to synchronize work with the HPPs which are downstream in a cascade – the existing HPP Piva and the future HPP Kruševo.
EPCG claims all environmental standards would be met, without disturbance to the water regime and negative impacts that would endanger the natural environment and the use of the Nevidio canyon.