Bosnia: RES electricity production stable, hydro and wind potentials still unexplored

, SEE Energy News

Bosnia and Hercegovina is one of the biggest South East Europe electricity producer from hydro power plants. Huge potentials still are unexplored, there are several new HPP project under development.

According to the data of the State Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERK), in 2013, 16.302,55 GWh of electricity were produced in Bosnia and Herzegovina, of which 7.123,62 GWh or 43.7 percent were generated in hydro power plants.

The rest of electricity was generated in thermal power plants, and only 1.47 percent in small and industrial power plants (which also includes other forms of renewable energy resources).

In the Center for Education and Raising Awareness of Energy Efficiency – Energis, it has been announced that it is obvious from the stated results that Bosnia and Herzegovina is among the top 10 countries in the world when it comes to generating electricity from renewable resources, which is positive for the state and its citizens.

However, they emphasize that BiH has the potential for other forms of renewable energy resources, too – wind energy, solar energy and biomass.

In the last few years, several solar power plants, biomass-fired heating plants and one wind power plant have been put into operation, and several new projects for wind power plants are in the preparatory phase.