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February 26, 2018

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The installation of GGE’s largest renewable energy project – a biomass-fueled combined heat and power plant (CHP) in Slatina, Croatia, is in its final stage, Siniša Janjušević, GGE Executive Director for Montenegro and Slatina Project Leader told Balkan Green Energy News.

The construction works on the cogeneration plant have begun in September 2017. It is the first project in the industrial zone in Slatina municipality. The cogeneration plant is scheduled to be completed by the end of summer 2018.

Janjušević confirmed that so far works have been done as planned. “The operations of the facility and connection to the grid are expected to take place during the summer of 2018.  A 35 kV long-distance transmission line with an optical cable for connection to the state grid has already been built”, he added.

The cogeneration facility consists of a steam boiler running on wood chips, with a steam turbine and generator for electrical power. It has a 5MW capacity and, in addition to producing heat energy, it will produce 40 GWh of electric energy each year.

That is going to be enough to supply 500 households, Janjušević said.

The natural resource biomass available in the area is an added benefit required for this type of energy production which is clean, efficient and sustainable.

The total investment in this CHP plant is worth EUR 24 million.

“The project has a significant impact on the development of local community. Both investor and approximately ten subcontracting companies engaged local people. Further to this, more opportunities for local biomass suppliers are to be created once we the well-advanced negotiations are finalized”, Janjušević said.

Slatina combined heat and power plant will be one of the largest projects of its kind in the region and represents a benchmark for both GGE and this Croatia’s municipality.

The Croatian energy market operator (HROTE) has signed a 14-year contract for the purchase of the electricity produced.

 

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