Bosnia and Herzegovina: Wind farm Grebak construction to start in a month

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The construction of wind farm Grebak near Nevesinje will start in late October or early November. This was confirmed at the Ministry of Energy and Mining of the Republic of Srpska (RS).

The statement from the Ministry said that an application has been submitted for an annex to the concession contract, which calls for an increase in installed capacity, because since the application for concession there has been incredible technological progress in the production of wind power equipment, so that the power per one turbine has increased significantly. Thanks to these developments, there is a possibility of increasing the power output of the wind farm and thus the production of electricity at this location.

Miralem Campara, Director of VE Grebak, could not confirm by how much the plant’s power output will be increased, adding that this information will be known to the public very soon. Last April, RS Ministry of Energy and Mining and local company VE Grebak have signed a concession agreement for the construction and operation of wind farm Grebak near Nevesinje. The 50-year concession was awarded to VE Grebak in February. The project for the construction of this 49.5 MW wind farm with expected annual electricity production of 130 GWh is worth about 65 million euros. According to the agreement, the concessionaire has to pay one-time fee in the amount of 325,000 euros, while the concession fee amounts to 0.275 eurocents per kWh of produced electricity. According to initial plan, the construction should be completed by the end of 2021 and the plant will start commercial operation in 2022.