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EPCG signs contract for HPP Piva unit A2 reconstruction

11.02.2019


Power utility Elektroprivreda Crne Gore (EPCG) and a consortium of Slovenia’s Litostroj Power, Croatia’s Končar – Generators and Motors and Serbia’s Elektroremont Subotica have signed a contract on a EUR 1.7 million overhaul of the second unit of the Piva hydropower plant (HPP). The reconstruction of HPP Piva’s A2 unit includes the replacement of the…



Croatian power utility HEP seeking partners interested in development, sale of renewable energy projects


Croatia’s state power utility Hrvatska Elektroprivreda (HEP) is exploring options for the development and construction of renewable energy facilities in Croatia and the integration of completed or highly developed renewables projects into its production portfolio, according to the company’s public invitation for the submission of expressions of interest. HEP is looking for Partners interested in…



Agreement on reconstruction of navigation lock at HPP Djerdap 1 – Investment worth EUR 28.5 million

01.02.2019


Serbian Minister of Transport, Construction and Infrastructure Zorana Mihajlovic signed an agreement on the reconstruction of the navigation lock at the Hydro Power Plant Djerdap 1, worth EUR 28.5 million, with Manfred Singer, the managing director at the German company DSD Noell. The European Union will provide a grant of EUR 11.4 million, around 40%…



PPC secures EUR 255 million loan to upgrade electricity distribution network

30.01.2019


Greece’s Public Power Corporation has secured EUR 255 million to upgrade the electricity distribution network operated by the Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator (HEDNO), its subsidiary. The upgrade is part of a EUR 510 million national investment programme implemented by HEDNO in the 2017-2020 period. The first part of the European Investment Bank (EIB) loan…



Power Machines and Serbian Electrical Facilities cooperation on HPP Djerdap-2

28.01.2019


In the framework of Russian President Putin’s visit to Belgrade Power Machines and Serbian Electrical Facilities signed an agreement regarding cooperation on Djerdap-2 HPP modernisation with capacity increase. Power Machines handles huge reconstruction of Djerdap-2 HPP and is ready to join the process of technical refurbishment of other objects in Serbia. Djerdap-2 HPP is situated…



Slovenia, Bulgaria receive EUR 76 million in EU financing for cross-border power lines

25.01.2019


EU Member States have approved EUR 48.2 million in aid under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) to Slovenian transmission system operator (TSO) ELES for the construction of the first power line between Slovenia and Hungary, as well as EUR 28.6 million to Bulgarian TSO ESO for the construction of the power line between Bulgaria and…



Albania rethinking hydro policy on environmental concerns


Albania wants to make the environment a key measure of its energy policy and study whether its small hydro power plant strategy is worth pursuing, a government minister said on Thursday. Belinda Balluku, the energy and infrastructure minister, said she was freezing work on new hydro plants, launching a review just four days into her…



Bosnian power utility ERS wins rights for 95 MW hydropower plants


The government of Bosnia’s autonomous Serb Republic on Thursday awarded 50-year rights to power utility ERS to build and operate two hydropower plants with combined capacity of 95 megawatts (MW) on the Drina river bordering Serbia. The projects are expected to cost 200 million euros ($227 million) and are aimed at diversifying Bosnia’s energy sources….



FBiH government awarding concession to power utility EPHZHB to build pumped-storage HPP Vrilo

21.01.2019


The government of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) has adopted a decision on the procedure to award a concession for the construction of the Vrilo pumped-storage hydropower plant (HPP) with an installed capacity of 66 MW on the Šuica river in the municipality of Tomislavgrad. The government is carrying out the procedure based…



EPS, Siloviye Mashiny sign agreement on HPP Đerdap 2 revitalization


Public power utility Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS) and Russia’s Siloviye Mashiny have signed an agreement on the overhaul of the Đerdap 2 hydropower plant (HPP), which would increase its capacity. During Russian President Vladimir Putin’s to Serbia, the two countries’ officials signed two memoranda, on cooperation in the electricity sector and on cooperation in the development…