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EPCG calls bids for EUR 3.36 million overhaul of six generators at HPP Perućica

14.09.2018


Montenegro’s state power utility Elektroprivreda Crne Gore (EPCG) has invited bids for EUR 3.36 million worth of overhaul of six out of seven generators at the Perućica hydropower plant (HPP), as part of a project to ensure reliable electricity production at the HPP Perućica over the next 20 to 30 years. A contractor to overhaul…



Romania’s Waters Ministry wants to ban new hydro power plants at altitudes over 800 meters

06.09.2018


The construction of new hydropower plants in Romania at altitudes between 800 meters and 1,500 meters may be banned, according to a draft bill initiated by the Waters and Forests Ministry. According to the ministry’s substantiation note, this provision is needed to align the local legislation on water management to EU directives and avoid infringement,…



Slovenia’s Petrol unveils 4.8 MW HPP Jeleč in BiH


Slovenian energy company Petrol has officially unveiled the Jeleč small hydropower plant (SHPP) on the Govza river near Foča in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). The concessionaire invested EUR 6.25 million in the 4.8 MW hydropower plant. Jeleč, a two-turbine plant, is planned to produce between 14 GWh and 18 GWh of electricity annually, which is…



Bosnia’s new energy strategy paves way for EU funding

03.09.2018


Bosnia and Herzegovina’s central government has adopted a long-term Framework Energy Strategy which it hopes will draw EU funds under the IPA programme, as well as funds from the Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF) and other investors. The Framework Energy Strategy defines the path of Bosnia’s energy development until 2035. This ought to have a…



Tendering procedure launched to lease locations for 18 SHPPs

29.08.2018


Public water management company Srbijavode has launched a tendering procedure to lease locations for the construction of 18 small hydropower plants (SHPPs). A single bid can refer to only one of the offered 18 locations for the construction of SHPPs. The deadline to file bids is September 21. The largest number of locations, six in…



OSHEE to invest EUR 294 million over five years


Albania’s power distribution network operator OSHEE plans to invest ALL 37.1 billion (around EUR 294.2 million) in the power supply facilities over the next five years. According to the Albanian media, OSHEE’s investment plan has been sent to the Albanian energy regulator, ERE. OSHEE’s representatives expect the investments to produce a financial effect of EUR…



Two more weeks left for comments on EU-backed principles, list of sustainable hydropower projects in Western Balkans

23.08.2018


The extended deadline to provide comments on the draft Principles for Sustainable Hydropower in the Western Balkans and on the draft Indicative List of Projects associated with the Regional Strategy for Sustainable Hydropower in the Western Balkans, an EU-funded study, expires on August 31. The draft list contains the existing and potential greenfield hydropower projects…



Consultancy sought to help award EUR 200 million HPP Dabar project


Hidroelektrana Dabar has launched an international tendering procedure to select a consultancy to provide it with legal, financial, and technical advisory services in the process of awarding a turnkey/engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract for a 160 MW Dabar hydropower plant (HPP Dabar), according to acting general manager Željko Zubac. Hidroelektrana Dabar, part of hydropower…



Hydropower rebounds in the Western Balkans

13.08.2018


After a severe drought caused hydropower generation to slump in the Western Balkans last year, the latest data from countries in the region show a sharp rebound in hydroelectricity production in the first half of 2018. Hydropower makes up an important part of the energy mix in countries in the region, especially Albania, which is…



ERS posts EUR 28.6 million profit in H1, presses ahead with HPP, small HPP, wind park projects

10.08.2018


Elektroprivreda Republike Srpske (ERS) reported a EUR 28.6 million profit in the first half of 2018, acting General Manager Radmila Čičković has told Srna, local media reported. All production and distribution units of ERS, the power utility of Bosnian Serb entity Republika Srpska, except the Gacko coal mining and thermal power plant complex, operated in…