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Montenegro govt endorses concession deal with PM Hydro for HPP construction

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PODGORICA (Montenegro), September 6 (SeeNews) – Montenegro’s government has approved a concession agreement with local company PM Hydro for the construction of a 995 kW hydro power plant (HPP), it said on Friday.

The project envisages the construction of a hydro power plant on Vranjestica river in Kolasin municipality, which will produce 3.35 GWh of electricity per year, the Montenegrin government said.

The economy ministry issued a building permit for the construction of the hydro power plant in 2017. The entire capital of PM Hydro is owned by Montenegrin citizen Marinko Radulovic, according to data from Montenegro’s business register.

Radulovic is a member of the municipal council of the ruling Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS) in Niksic municipality, according to information published on the party’s website.

In May, environmentalists held protests against the construction of a hydro power plant in Bukovica, claiming that the project would cause an irreversible environmental damage. Back then, ​economy minister Dragica Sekulic said the government does not plan to grant concessions for the construction of small hydropower plants (HPP) as it will focus on the development of wind and solar projects instead.

Source: renewablesnow.com

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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.