Two international consortia plan to invest a total of 160 million euros in two solar power plants in the municipality of Sokolac in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). At the same time, the canton of Central Bosnia launched a call for tenders for the concession of two photovoltaic power plants in the municipality of Bugojno.
Milovan Bjelica, the mayor of Sokolac, said that one of the two solar power plants, with an installed capacity of up to 100 MW, will be financed by Lithuanian solar panel manufacturer SoliTek through a consortium made up of Lithuanian, Polish and Serbian companies. , in an investment of 80 million euros.
One of Sokolac’s solar power plants could have a capacity of 100 MW
The consortium that intends to build the second power plant, a project also worth around 80 million euros, includes companies from Germany, Spain and Serbia.
The projects should be launched in a few months
Bjelica also said he expects the projects to start in a few months, adding that the locations of future power plants are in Glasinačko polje and Tukovi.
Bugojno plans to grant concession for two solar power plants with combined capacity of 50 MW
According to the public appeal issued by the Ministry of Economy of the Central Bosnia Canton, the maximum installed capacity of the two power plants, called Gračanica 1 and Gračanica 2, would be 50 MW.
The concession will be granted for a period of 30 years
The Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) concession will be granted for a period of 30 years, after which ownership of the facilities will be transferred to the canton. The concession fee will be 1.5% of the total value of the electricity produced. Bids must be submitted within 30 days of the public call.
Bileća will also receive a solar power plant, with an installed capacity of 10 MW
Last week, the government of Republika Srpska decided to launch a tender procedure for a concession to develop a solar park in the municipality of Bileća. The installed capacity of the plant will be 10 MW and its expected annual production of 16.5 GWh.
According to earlier reports, the electricity utility Elektroprivreda Bosne i Hercegovine (EPBiH) plans to install a 30 MW solar park near the Podveležje wind farm, while the Republic of Srpska has awarded two concessions for the construction of power plants solar – to private energy trader EFT (60 MW) and utility company Elektroprivreda Republike Srpske (73 MW).