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Montenegro’s EPCG gets loan from Germany’s KfW for hydro plant overhaul

19.09.2019


SARAJEVO (Reuters) – Montenegro power utility EPCG EPCG.MOT signed a 33 million euro ($36.5 million) loan deal with German state-owned development bank KfW [KFW.UL] on Wednesday to help fund the overhaul of three turbines at its 307 megawatt (MW) Perucica hydro power plant. The deal is a part of the KfW’s ongoing 80-million-euro Greening Public…



Consultant sought to help launch renewable energy auctions in Kosovo

17.09.2019


Author: Balkan Green Energy News The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has invited expressions of interest in providing it with consultancy services in order support the Government of Kosovo* in developing and implement a competitive scheme for the award of future support to renewable energy generators. The EBRD previously engaged with the Kosovo*…



Montenegro govt endorses concession deal with PM Hydro for HPP construction

10.09.2019


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…



Romania’s hydro power producer Hidroelectrica eyes energy assets

08.09.2019


Czech utility CEZ said in August it could prioritise the sale of its assets in Romania later this year as part of a divestment programme. BUCHAREST: Romanian state-owned hydro power producer Hidroelectrica is seeking consultants to advise on potentially bidding for Romanian assets of energy utilities CEZ and Enel, according to the country’s public procurement…



Contracted refurbishment of hydro power plant in Bulgaria

29.08.2019


The consortium consisting of Končar KET and ČKD Blansko Holding from the Czech Republic contracted with the Bulgarian Power Authority NEK EAD the refurbishment project of Vacha-1 HPP, the accompanying 110 kV HPP plant and other integrated control systems of auxiliary systems at the HPP. Consortium consisting of KONČAR – Power Plant and Electric Traction…



Montenegro’s Perucica plant to reconnect to grid on Sept. 1 – EPCG

27.08.2019


SARAJEVO, Aug 26 (Reuters) – Montenegro’s 307 megawatt (MW) Perucica hydropower plant will reconnect to the grid on Sept. 1 after completing an overhaul which began on July 29, its operator power utility Elektroprivreda Crne Gore (EPCG) said on Monday. The overhaul of EPCG’s oldest hydropower plant is aimed at extending its lifespan and boosting…



Romanian hydropower company Hidroelectrica to launch IPO next September

26.08.2019


The management of Romanian hydropower company Hidroelectrica, which delivers some 30% of the country’s electricity, estimates that the initial public offering (IPO) for listing 10% of the company’s shares on the stock exchange can take place next September, Hidroelectrica general manager Bogdan Badea informed, according to Economica.net. This is the most looked-after IPO in Romania,…



Bulgaria’s HPP Chaira Extends Unplanned Outage of Unit

21.08.2019


Bulgarian pumped-storage hydropower plant (HPP) Chaira has extended the unplanned outage of one of its units by three days to August 23, the Independent Bulgarian Energy Exchange (IBEX) said on Tuesday, reports Renewables Now. HPP Chaira shut down one of its units on August 10 for unplanned restoration works, which was expected to resume operations…



Bulgaria’s Hydro Power Plant Sestrimo Starts Planned 16-month Maintenance

19.08.2019


Hydropower plant (HPP) Sestrimo has shut down one of its two units for planned maintenance works which are expected to last 16 months, the Independent Bulgarian Energy Exchange (IBEX) said, reports Renewables Now. The 120 MW unit was shut down on July 22 and is expected to be reconnected to the grid on November 22,…



IFC, North Macedonia to study hydro plant value

15.08.2019


World Bank Group member IFC is to assess the value of a planned hydropower plant in Macedonia as part of an agreement recently signed with the Government of North Macedonia. The preliminary assessment on the Cebren project will assess the hydro plants value to the country and the region, including how it will help North…



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.