Bosnia and Herzegovina: Wind farm Grebak – progress as planned

, SEE Energy News

The construction of wind farm Grebak opens the door for other large investments in the RS, adding that several large energy projects will be launched in Herzegovina region soon, said Minister of Energy and Mining of the Republic of Srpska (RS) Petar Djokic. According to him, the works on the construction of Grebak wind farm are progressing as planned.

The construction of this, 65 million euros worth, wind farm started in December 2020. It will consist of 10 turbines with power output of 6.6 MW each, with estimated annual electricity generation of 180 GWh. The new facility will significantly affect the structure of the total electricity production in RS, namely will increase the share of renewable energy in total production. The construction of Grebak wind farm should be completed in 24 months. Previously, the Ministry of Energy signed an agreement with local company VE Grebak on the increase of installed capacity of the future wind farm Grebak, which now stands at 66 MW. An annex to the original contract signed with VE Grebak takes into account the technical developments that have occurred since the concession request was submitted, as well as improvements in wind turbine production regarding installed capacity and efficiency. The original contract envisaged an installed capacity of 49.5 MW with 15 wind turbines. In April 2019, 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.