Bosnia: Projection of Thermal Power Plants withdrawal because of outdated and non-compliance environment protection

, SEE Energy News

In accordance with the obligations undertaken within the Energy Community (EnC), Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as other countries within the region and the signatories of the Treaty Establishing the EnC, must successively close down outdated thermal capacities. In this transitional period, a series of measures will be conducted so as to reduce harmful emissions, and to continue the operation of plants in accordance with the EU Directives transposed into the domestic legislation and the obligations arising from the membership in the EnC.

Bosnia and Herzegovina has four thermal power plants (Tuzla, Kakanj, Ugljevik and Gacko) with nine blocks that are in operation. All the blocks were built before 1990 and they are characterized by low energy efficiency. On the average, they consume from 11.500 to 14.500 kJ/KWh and their energy efficiency ranges from 25 and 31 percent.

All the existing thermal power plants should cease the operation successively within the period from 2015 to 2030. Until then, plans have been made so as to comply with the Large Combustion Plant Directive and the Industrial Emissions Directive, which includes 181 million euros that will be invested in modernization and 87.8 million for reducing harmful emissions.

The closing down of blocks has been planned according to the following tempo:

Within the TPP Kakanj, it has been planned that the block 5 (110 MW) be withdrawn in 2019, block 6 (110 MW) in 2027 and block 7 (230 MW) in 2030.

When it comes to the TPP Tuzla, it has been planned that the block 3 (110 MW) be withdrawn in 2015, block 4 (200 MW) in 2018, block 5 (200 MW) in 2024 and block 6 (215 MW) in 2030.

It has been planned that the TPP Ugljevik (300 MW) be withdrawn in 2025, and the TPP Gacko (300 MW) in 2030.

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