Renewables

TENDERING: HEP building green energy plants with municipalities, firms

TENDERING HEP green energy plants municipalities, firms

Photo: HEP

Published

July 7, 2020

Country

Comments

0

Share

Published:

July 7, 2020

Country:

Comments:

0

Share

Croatian power utility Hrvatska elektroprivreda invited interested parties to express interest in the joint expansion of renewables. HEP Group already agreed with 11 municipalities and cities to prepare documentation for solar power plants with total capacity of 120 MW and it is taking over another 60 MW in private projects under development.

After the success that was achieved at last year’s tender, Hrvatska elektroprivreda opened another public call for local authorities, legal persons and individuals to apply for the development of renewables. HEP Group said it would prepare documentation for solar power plants together with municipalities and cities and that it intends to buy private green energy projects.

The deadline is December 31. The state-owned and dominant company in Croatia in power production added it wants to acquire solar projects of at least 2 MW as well as wind farms and hydropower plants in development or in operation with a minimum capacity of 1 MW.

HEP preparing solar power plants of an overall 240 MW in green energy push

As of April, HEP signed agreements with 11 local governments on the development of projects for photovoltaic plants of 120 MW in total. It also struck deals to acquire future solar power plants of 60 MW from private entities. The firm revealed it is independently developing solar power plants of another 60 MW overall.

Municipalities and cities have the opportunity to engage more on the development of sustainable energy infrastructure in their areas and contribute to their own development, said Frane Barbarić, President of the Management Board of Hrvatska elektroprivreda. “Our plan by 2030 is to have new 1,500 megawatts in generation capacities, 350 megawatts of which in windfarms, and the same amount in solar power plants,” he stated.

Barbarić: HEP will install 1.5 GW by 2030

In his words, HEP Group has a record investment plan for this year, at EUR 650 million, and that it earmarked EUR 1.92 billion for the period from 2021 to 2024.

Cooperation until location or construction permits

Some of the aforementioned municipal authorities are preparing project documentation until a location permit is obtained – the municipalities of Kršan, Lipovljani, Sućuraj and Viljevo and the City of Mali Lošinj. Cities Lipik, Novska, Križevci and Ludbreg and municipalities Bedekovčina and Marijanci are responsible, as agreed, to work on it until the construction permit is issued.

In HEP Group’s plan for solar energy from 2019 through 2023, investments are seen at EUR 99.3 million, according to the announcement. In the past three years it received EUR 132.5 million from European Union funds.

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

Household solar power systems overload Cyprus electricity grid

Household solar power systems overload Cyprus electricity grid

27 January 2023 - The distribution and transmission system operators in Cyprus asked for a freeze in issuing licenses for small solar power installations for self-consumption

Romania is exploring geothermal waters at 24 locations

Romania is exploring geothermal waters at 24 locations

27 January 2023 - Romania is third or fourth in Europe in geothermal energy potential. Exploration is currently being conducted at 24 sites.

cwp montechevo solar montenegro

CWP enters Montenegrin renewables market with 400 MW solar project

26 January 2023 - The investment is valued at around EUR 360 million, while the development and construction of the project are planned in phases

EPCG to install 47 MW solar power plant within Niksic steelworks

EPCG to install 47 MW solar power plant at Nikšić steelworks

26 January 2023 - Power utility Elektroprivreda Crne Gore bought the company in Nikšić for EUR 20 million from Turkish company Tosçelik.