Renewables

Solar park project of 100 MW added to pipeline in sunny Herzegovina

Solar park project 100 MW sunny Herzegovina Bileca

Photo: iStock

Published

October 11, 2022

Comments

0

Share

Published:

October 11, 2022

Comments:

0

Share

The small town of Bileća is taking the lead in Bosnia and Herzegovina with renewable energy projects. A domestic company has just filed a preliminary environmental impact assessment study for a solar park with almost 100 MW in total capacity.

The list of renewable energy projects in Herzegovina is growing almost by the day. Tehničko tehnološki centar (TTC), a firm from Istočno Sarajevo, submitted a request to the Ministry of Spatial Planning, Construction and Ecology of the Republic of Srpska for a preliminary environmental impact assessment for a solar power plant with a peak capacity of 94.7 MW to 99.7 MW.

The grid connection is planned at 85 MW. The site for the project, called PV-solarni park Plana, is in the municipality of Bileća in Herzegovina, the southern part of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The Republic of Srpska is one of the two entities making up the country, the other one being the Federation of BiH.

Solar park to consist of 26 units

The area for the planned photovoltaic facility spans 1,574 hectares. The solar park would consist of 26 units, with 133.8 GWh in total expected annual output, according to the document. Comments and suggestions regarding the request and the accompanying documentation can be sent until October 21.

TTC plans to connect the solar park to an existing 110 kV line

The two largest units are envisaged with a capacity of 11.3 MW each, on a joint lot of almost 28 hectares. The smallest of the 26 units is seen at only 120 kW. The firm plans to connect the solar park to an existing 110 kV line.

The preliminary study shows the area enjoys 2,350 sun hours per year. The location is on municipal and private low-quality land, graded 4 to 6.

Bileća is getting solar, hydro, wind capacity

The Republic of Srpska launched a public call in June for 50-year concessions for a large solar power plant and a wind farm in Bileća, both called Planik. The town currently seems to be in the lead in BiH in renewable energy projects in the pipeline.

The entity government also placed a call for bids in July for the Solar Park Bileća project of 10 MW.

Of note, EFT is the concessionaire for a 60 MW solar power plant also called Bileća. Hydropower plant operator Hidroelektrane na Trebišnjici, part of state-owned coal and power utility Elektroprivreda Republike Srpske, plans to build a hydroelectric facility of the same name.

Solar power is favorite choice for investors in Herzegovina

Almost every municipality in east Herzegovina, in the territory of the Republic of Srpska, has a major renewable energy endeavor under development. The favorite choice is solar power.

Etmax from Banja Luka recently applied for a 50-year concession for a solar park of 500 MW in Nevesinje. It is the biggest project so far in BiH. It would consist of seven units. The company already got a concession for a 60 MW project there.

The largest solar power project in BiH, at 500 MW, was launched by Etmax

In the region’s western part, in FBiH, the construction of the largest photovoltaic unit in the country began in May. The area is also scattered with small PV systems and locations for more such projects.

Moreover, local company Eco-Wat intends to install a 150 MW solar park near Stolac. The Municipality of Ravno has signed deals for two utility-scale projects.

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

Greece record 47 1 electricity renewables 2022

Greece produces record 47.1% of electricity from renewables so far in 2022

05 December 2022 - The share of electricity demand in Greece covered from renewable sources climbed to an unseen 47.1% in the first ten months of the year

Egypt add 1 1 GW solar wind power cheapest rates Africa

Egypt to add 1.1 GW in solar, wind power with cheapest rates in Africa

02 December 2022 - Two giant solar and wind power plants in Egypt will supply electricity at the lowest rates in Africa, IFC said

Electricity prices to be increased in Republic of Srpska from New Year

Increase of electricity prices in the Republic of Srpska as of January 2023

02 December 2022 - A large part of electricity consumers in the Republic of Srpska will be getting higher bills after the New Year

EU Energy Community support Serbia energy transition Várhelyi

EU, Energy Community extend support to Serbia in its energy transition

02 December 2022 - Minister of Mining and Energy Dubravka Đedović met with top officials from the European Union and Energy Community Secretariat