Bosnia: New projects of power utility company EPBiH, construction of HPP Janjici in 2015

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The federal government has supported the initiative that at the Kreditanstalt fur Wiederaufbau (KfW), Frankfurt, credit indebtedness of 30 MEUR is secured for the project of construction of HPP Janjici. Installed capacity of HPP Janjici will be 13.3 MW, and the possible total annual production is 68.25 GWh, said in Electric Power Industry in BiH.

Pure energy

HE Janjici will be built on the territory of Bosnia, which belongs to the municipality of Zenica, and as they say in Elektroprivreda BiH, this belogs into the category of hydro power plant with a low barrier, with smaller spatial intervention and a small reservoir that is formed in the bed of the river.

“The electricity produced in this category of objects has a character of pure energy, and besides that he part of the hydroelectric potential of the river Bosna will be used and that we will get a new source of electricity in BiH by using renewable energy resources, in this way it will contribute to the overall reduction of CO2 emissions and other pollutants,” they say at the Elektroprivreda BiH, in which they pointed out that the construction of this facility represents the fulfillment of the requirements of the energy Community of South East Europe, which the Contracting States have committed themselves to implement EU legislation in the energy sector and increase electricity energy from renewable sources.

Elektroprivreda BiH is preparing the project documentation for this hydroelectric power plant, and so far the feasibility study was drawn and previous environmental impact assessment, followed by the selection of contractors for the preliminary design, environmental impact assessment and baseline studies of fauna.

Social effects

“Loan approval is expected by mid 2014, and the loan approval will close the financial construction of the HPP Janjici, which besides of loan also has own funds of Elektroprivreda BiH. If the project is completed on time, we expect that the construction of HPP Janjici should start to 2015” we were told in Elektroprivreda BiH.

In EPBIH they point out that the construction of the object, such as HE Janjici will achieve the positive social effects, as it is estimated that hundreds of people will be directly hired in the construction and indirectly many more.

– Also, the local community will have a regular source of income to improve their own infrastructure through the payment of part of the concession fees and other fees. Certainly, the construction of this facility will somewhat improve unfavorable ratio of hydro and thermal capacities in BiH Electric Power Industry product portfolio, it is highlighted in EPBIH.

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