Bosnia: Electricity production in FBiH drops for 12%

, SEE Energy News

Total electricity production in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the first five months of this year amounted to 4.260 GWh, and it decreased by 12.8% compared to the same period of 2013th, according to the Bureau of Statistics.

The decline of production in hydropower plants due to hydrological conditions poorer than in 2013th influenced on a lower overall electricity production. In fact, the hydropower plants produced 1.627 GWh in the first five months, which is 30.8% less than in the same period of the last record year, when they produced 2.657 GWh.
On the other side the mentioned period marked increase of electricity production in thermal power plants by about 18%, from 2.232 GWh to 2.633 GWh.

Accordingly, there has been an increase in the coal consumption in thermal power plants, precisely of brown coal for 13% and lignite for about 15.4%. However, the total coal production in the Federation is reduced.
In the first five months of this year it was excavated 1.512 tons of brown coal, which is about 4% less than in the same period of 2013th, when the manufacture was 1.575 tons. The manufacture of hard coal also decreased, by about 9% (511.000 tons compared to 561.000 tons in the last year).

At the same time, the lignite production has slightly increased by 0.3% from 1.034 tons to 1.038 tons.
The coke production also marks slight increase; it is produced 363.000 tons, thousand tons or 0.27% more than in the same period last year.