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HPP “Piva”

HPP “Piva” is a reservoir dam facility with one of the largest concrete arch dam in the world. It was built in 1976. Installed power – 342 MW.  

HPP “Perućica” is the oldest large hydropower plant in Montenegro, and was put into operation in 1960. Its installed capacity is 307 MW.  

Power utility Elektroprivreda Crne Gore (EPCG) plans to invest EUR 40 million in the revitalization of two hydropower plants (HPP), Piva and Perućica in the next five years (till 2022), what will extend their life expectancy. High operational readiness and safety of the generation will be secured, as well as distributed control system for units, facilities, and plants as a whole. Both HPPs will be fully capable of providing auxiliary and system services for Montenegro’s electricity system, such as secondary and tertiary regulation. 

HPP Perućica revitalization includes the reconstruction and modernization of hydromechanical and electrical equipment in units A5, A6 and A7, the reconstruction of the Opačica and Moštanica channels, as well as the distributed control system, and the revitalization of the units A1, A2, A3, A4 and A5 is also expected. Also HPP Perućica will get new, 58.5 MW unit, its eighth in a row, which will cost EUR 23 million. 

As part of the HPP Piva revitalization, procurement of modern equipment for monitoring dams and sanitation of injection curtains is planned, as well as capital overhaul of two units during 2019 and 2021. 

HPP BUK BIJELA

In March 2019 Serbia and Republika Srpska (RS) intend to jointly build the hydropower plant (HPP) Buk Bijela. The installed capacity of more than 180 MW, will equally contribute

to the energy stability of Serbia and the RS. HPP Buk Bijela will be built about 11.6 kilometres upstream from Foča. It is planned to be equipped with three hydro generators with

a total capacity of 93 MW, with the expected average annual electricity generation at around 330 GWh. The project would require an investment of EUR 193 million. Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS) is currently reviewing the project for HPPs Buk Bijela, to be followed by determining the pace of implementation.

OVERHAUL OF DJERDAP 1,2 HPPS

At the end of 2017, EP S announced its intention to overhaul 10 units of HPP Đerdap 2 over 10 years, to help ex tend the plant ’s lifespan and boost its capacity by 50 MW. EPS and Siloviye Mashiny are cooperating on the overhaul of HPP Đerdap 1. The overhaul began in 2009. In Jul y 2018, the t wo companies signed a contract on the modernization of the A2 and A3 units in or der to complete the revitalization of the entire HPP in 2021.

CONSTRUCTION OF 2 SMALL HYDROPOWER PLANTS

EPS (Serbian state-owned power utility) plans the construction of 2 small hydropower plants on existing dams – SHPP Celije and SHP P Rovni. The project is a part of the programme for reconstruction of SHPPs through the loan of EBRD. The programme encompasses the reconstruction of 15 SHP Ps with total installed capacity of 18 MW. The project also includes the supply of electrical and mechanical equipment and their installation. Once the tender documents are signed, the works will be completed within 62 weeks.