Bosnia and Herzegovina: ERS supplier of all consumers in RS

, SEE Energy News

In late 2019, state-owned power utility ERS took over the supply of large industrial consumers connected to 110/35/20 kV networks, namely around 1,000 customers. This move is in line with the Electricity Law of the Republic of Srpska which prescribes that electricity distribution companies are not allowed to obtain electricity trade and electricity supply licenses.

ERS, namely its Directorate for Public Supply, has completed the takeover of electricity supply to all consumers (both industrial and residential) in the Republic of Srpska (RS).  Previously, electricity supply of residential consumers was performed by ERS’ five electricity distribution subsidiaries, which will now function as distribution system operators, charging only for distribution fees and new connections to the network. However, consumers’ debts for unpaid electricity bills will not be transferred to the parent company, but will remain with the distribution subsidiaries.