The ministry of energy, mining and industry of the government of Bosnia’s Muslim-Croat Federation stated it given consent for permits for three new wind parks. Despite all public opposition by the green NGO wind parks may start construction.
The ministry of energy, mining and industry was given preliminary consent to issue permits for the Podvelezje wind park, a project that will be developed by state-controlled power utility Elektroprivreda BiH (EPBiH), as well as to local company Koncig for the Debelo Brdo wind park project and to F.L. Wind for the Jelovaca wind park, the cabinet said in a statement following a weekly sitting.
In 2013, EPBiH said it expects the planned Podvelezje wind park, with total capacity of up to 48 MW, to cost 71.8 million euro ($76.4 million). Germany’s KfW Bank is expected to lend 65 million euro of the necessary funding.
The Podvelezje wind park will be located at Mali Grad and Svetigora sites in the Herzegovina-Neretva canton, in the Federation’s south.
Data of the independent system operator of Bosnia and Herzegovina, NOSBIH, indicates the Debelo Brdo wind park project will have a capacity of 54.6 MW.
The Jelovaca wind park project should be developed in the namesake area near the southwestern town of Tomislavgrad with capacity of 36 MW, according to an official project document drafted by a unit of Croatian engineering company Zagrebinspekt.
The Federation is one of the two autonomous entities that make up Bosnia and Herzegovina. The other one is the Serb Republic.