Bosnia and Herzegovina: EP HZHB plans constructing Rakitno wind farm

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Near Rakitno in southern BiH, the smallest of the three Bosnian power utilities – EP HZHB is planning to build a 132 MW wind farm. According to EP HZHB head of communications Marija Buntic, the wind farm will consist of 20 wind turbines and the feasibility study has already been completed. The company is now preparing to launch a tender for the preparation of project documentation, after which estimated cost of the project will be known.

In March 2018, EP HZHB has officially put into operation the first wind farm in Bosnia and Herzegovina – 50.6 MW Mesihovina wind farm near Tomislavgrad. Mesihovina wind farm consists of 22 wind turbines with installed capacity of 50.6 MW. With expected average wind speed of 6 m/s, the wind farm should produce 165 GWh of electricity per year, which would increase EPHZHB’s annual output by 10 %. The project will be funded by 72 million euros loan provided by KfW Bank (loan agreement signed in February 2010) and by 6 million euros provided by EP HZHB itself. Mesihovina is still the only operational wind farm in the entire Bosnia and Herzegovina. EP HZHB is also developing a project for the construction of Poklecani wind farm, consisting of 36 wind turbines with combined installed capacity between 72 and 108 MW, with estimated cost of around 110 million euros.