Public call for the concession of a 25 MW solar power plant in Bosnia and Herzegovina


A 25 MW solar power plant project is underway near Posušje in southwestern Bosnia and Herzegovina. The community valued it at 16.6 million euros in a public call for a concession.

The government of the canton of Western Herzegovina has launched a public call for the award of a 30-year concession for the construction and operation of a photovoltaic power plant in Čitluk in the municipality of Posušje. The document envisages a grid-connected capacity of 25 MW.

The Starka site, 3.4 kilometers from Posušje, near the border of Bosnia and Herzegovina with Croatia, covers 28.4 hectares. The land is registered as low quality forest. The estimated value of the investment is 16.6 million euros.

The cantonal government said the facility should be connected to the 110 kV transmission grid. The investor will be obliged to erase the property rights and obtain the necessary permits before taking possession of the land.

The chosen company will pay at least 2% of its annual gross electricity revenue as a concession fee

The offer must be accompanied by an equivalent bank guarantee, valid for 60 days. The single concession fee must represent at least 1% of the estimated value of the investment. The chosen company will pay at least 2% of its annual gross income from electricity as a concession fee.

The government of the canton of Western Herzegovina hinted in September that it would award the concession to the limited liability company Astera de Posušje. The independent grid operator of Bosnia and Herzegovina (NOS BiH) has placed its 25 MW project on the list of grid connection requests.

The opening of the tenders is scheduled for December 10 in Posušje. The public electricity company Elektroprivreda HZ HB is working on its Poklečani wind power plant project in the same municipality. The company is currently looking for a contractor to design the installation.

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