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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…



Litostroj, ABB to modernize HPP Piva


Power utility Elektroprivreda Crne Gore (EPCG) and a consortium of Slovenia’s Litostroj and Italy’s ABB JV have signed a contract on a EUR 10.3 million reconstruction and modernization of the Piva hydropower plant (HPP), the Montenegrin company said. The contract, which will be financed by German development bank KfW with EUR 8.5 million and from…



Albania’s KESH invites bids for dam alarm system, revitalization

03.08.2018


Albania’s power utility KESH has invited bids for the construction of the dam alarm system on the Drin River Cascade and for the revitalization of the Gjocaj dam of the Vau i Dejes hydropower plant (HPP). The overhaul of the Gjocaj dam and installation of the alarm system will be financed with funds secured by…



EPHZHB breaks ground for 66 MW Vrilo pumped-storage hydropower plant

30.07.2018


Public power utility Elektroprivreda Hrvatske Zajednice Herceg Bosne (EPHZHB) held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Vrilo pumped-storage hydropower plant on the Šuica sinking river near Tomislavgrad on July 16 . The Vrilo pumped-storage hydropower plant, to be built in an investment worth EUR 89.1 million, is designed to have two units with a total installed…



EUR 200 million HPP Dabar project draws 19 expressions of interest


Hidroelektrana Dabar, part of hydropower plant operator Hidroelektrane na Trebišnjici (HET), has received 19 expressions of interest (EOI) in a turnkey/engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract for a 160 MW Dabar hydropower plant (HPP Dabar), said Željko Zubac, acting general manager of Hidroelektrana Dabar. The 19 expressions of interest in the HPP Dabar project came…



Greek PPC says it is close to acquire leading electricity trading company in FYROM

19.07.2018


Public Power Corporation (PPC), the Greek national power generation company, has announced that it is close to a deal for the acquisition of Energy Delivery Solutions (EDS), the leading electricity trading company in Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM). In its statement, PPC said that this initiative comes within the framework of its business strategic…



Greece’s PPC unveils plan to boost share of renewables, expand to other markets


Greece’s majority state-owned power utility, Public Power Corporation (PPC), has developed its 2018-2022 strategic and business plan with the support of its advisor, envisaging the company’s expansion to foreign markets and boosting the share of renewables in its overall energy generation mix, among other matters, according to an announcement from PPC. The advisor is consulting…



EPHZHB breaks ground for 66 MW Vrilo pumped-storage hydropower plant


EPHZHB breaks ground for 66 MW Vrilo pumped-storage hydropower plant Public power utility Elektroprivreda Hrvatske Zajednice Herceg Bosne (EPHZHB) held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Vrilo pumped-storage hydropower plant on the Šuica sinking river near Tomislavgrad on July 16 . The Vrilo pumped-storage hydropower plant, to be built in an investment worth EUR 89.1 million,…



Bids sought for three small hydropower plants

16.07.2018


The Ministry of Industry, Energy, and Mining of Republika Srpska has launched tenders for concessions to build and operate three small hydropower plants One invitation refers to two small hydropower plants (HPP) on the Bjelava river that would have a total installed capacity of 2.523 MW and an annual output of 10.19 GWh of electricity….