SOWI to invest EUR 169 million in 105 MW wind farm

Photo: Pixabay


February 1, 2019






February 1, 2019





SOWI Kosovo, a German-Kosovo* renewable energy joint venture, plans to invest EUR 169 million to develop a 105 MW wind farm in the northern municipality of Mitrovica, in what will be the largest direct investment in the area ever.

SOWI Kosovo’s planned wind farm will have 30 turbines, according to reports.

The project is now being reviewed by the government, Kosovo* Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj said in a press release. Haradinaj also tweeted that he is “delighted” to see the project being implemented.

Kosovo* Minister of Trade and Industry Endrith Shala was quoted as saying that “this is the year of economic development” and that “it will enable our young people to have sustainable employment in their country.”

Agreement on connecting future wind farm to Kosovo* grid signed last May

In May 2018, Kosovo*’s transmission system operator (TSO) KOSTT and SOWI Kosovo signed an agreement on connecting the wind farm, called Selaci 1, 2 and 3, to the power grid of Kosovo*.

According to a press release from KOSTT at the time, the 105 MW wind farm, located in the northern part of Bajgora in the Mitrovica municipality, is expected to be online in 2020.

SOWI Kosovo is a full-service provider whose expertise is the design, construction, financing, and operation of renewable energy facilities, according to the joint venture’s website.

In cooperation with the local partners and license holders, SOWI Kosovo seeks to provide green energy solutions for Kosovo*, and also serves as an investor forum for already licensed renewable energy activities in Kosovo*.

* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status and is in line with UNSCR 1244/99 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.
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

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

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

New applications Greece 3 3 GWh energy storage November

New applications in Greece for 3.3 GWh of energy storage in November

02 December 2022 - Greek energy regulator RAE received 44 applications for energy storage projects in November

Romania allows prosumers to install photovoltaic panels in several locations

Romania allows prosumers to install photovoltaic panels in several locations

01 December 2022 - The Government of Romania adopted an executive order to make it easier for prosumers to connect solar panels to the distribution grid