Bosnia and Herzegovina, Extension of TPP Tuzla’s and TPP Kakanj’s units operation approved

, SEE Energy News

The House of Representatives of the Parliament of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) approved the proposal of the Federal Government for the extension of operation of coal-fired unit 4 at TPP Tuzla and unit 7 at TPP Kakanj.

In late February, Bosnian power utility EPBiH announced that, in the new circumstances that have led to serious energy disruptions in Europe and increased energy demand, the extension of operation of abovementioned units will allow the company to continue production from these plants and ensure sufficient electricity volumes to meet the needs of its customers, thus preserving the stability of the country’s electricity system and its energy independence.

With high operational readiness of available capacities and extension of operational life of these two units, EPBiH will be able to meet the electricity needs of both the commercial and residential consumers and contribute to mitigating the consequences that will inevitably occur in case of reduced gas supply.

Both units were supposed to be decommissioned by the end of 2021.