Still no decision on concession for wind farm Podveležje 2

Still no decision concession wind farm Podvelezje 2 in BiH

Photo: Ibrahim kivci from Pixabay


September 8, 2022





September 8, 2022




After Elektroprivreda BiH said the Government of the Herzegovina-Neretva Canton agreed with the initiative from another legal entity to get concession rights for the construction of wind power plant Podveležje 2, officials clarified the procedure was launched in 2013 and that the concession still hasn’t been awarded.

Minister of Economy of the Herzegovina-Neretva Canton Željko Laketić clarified in a written statement for Balkan Green Energy News that the cantonal government still hasn’t awarded the concession for the construction of wind farm Podveležje 2. State-owned coal and power producer Elektroprivreda Bosne i Hercegovine (EPBiH) earlier said, as reported by local media, that another legal entity’s initiative has been endorsed.

The company in question is Energy 3 from Mostar, but the process is still ongoing, Laketić stressed.

EPBiH never asked for concession

The Government of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina declared in 2010 that the construction of wind power plants Podveležje 1 and Podveležje 2 is in the public interest, and told EPBiH to prepare and implement the projects before the end of 2013.

The state-controlled enterprise never initiated the procedure for a concession for Podveležje 2, Laketić pointed out. He added that his ministry launched the procedure for awarding the concession in December 2013, after Energy 3 submitted a proposal.

Podveležje 2 is envisaged for 24 MW in capacity

The Government of the Herzegovina-Neretva Canton reached the assessment phase, according to Laketić.

The site is near Mostar. Wind power plant Podveležje 2 is envisaged for 24 MW in capacity. Still, old projects usually get upgraded as more powerful turbines have hit the market in the meantime.

The Federation of BiH consists of ten cantons. It is one of the two entities making up Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the other one is the Republic of Srpska.

Energy 3 is also working on Pločno wind farm project

EPBiH operates the Podveležje wind power plant in the same area. It completed the 48 MW facility last year and it is also planning to install a solar park of the same name.

Energy 3 is developing the Pločno wind farm project as well. The location is near Mostar, too. It won the concession in 2017, but it is still waiting for numerous permits. The unit is planned at 48 MW.

Energy 3 is majority owned by Nordic Power Partners from Denmark. The company was founded by European Energy, based near Copenhagen, and the Danish Climate Investment Fund, which operates as a public-private partnership.

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

slovenia fee municipalities wind farms

Municipalities in Slovenia to get EUR 200,000 per MW of installed wind farm capacity

01 December 2023 - Incentives are another attempt to speed up wind farm projects in Slovenia, which hosts only three wind turbines

Sustainability risk management key Croatia green transition

Sustainability, risk management are key for Croatia’s green transition

01 December 2023 - Ne CEO of Croatia's regulatory body HROTE Darjan Budimir says sustainable business models and quality in risk management are key for a successful green transition


France’s EDF sells Europe’s first green bonds for nuclear energy

01 December 2023 - French state-owned power utility EDF raised EUR 1 billion for nuclear energy through a green bond issue, the first of its kind in Europe

Greece launch first guarantees origin auction early January

Greece to launch first guarantees of origin auction in early January

30 November 2023 - The first guarantees of origin of electricity in Greece are reportedly planned to be auctioned in the first half of January