Bosnia/Republika Srpska: Power utility ERS tender for sale of 21.600MW baseload

, SEE Energy News

Power utility Elektroprivreda Republike Srpske (ERS), entity of Bosnian federation and one of hree power utilities, issued a tender to sell 21,600 megawatt-hours (MWh) of baseload electricity surplus available for delivery in June.

Unlike its Balkan neighbors, which rely on imports to cover much of their consumption, Bosnia is able to export power thanks partly to its hydropower capacity, which provides 40 percent of the country’s electricity. The rest of its power comes from coal-fired plants.

ERS said that international and domestic buyers could place their bids by May 20.

ERS said earlier that maintenance work will cut its power generation by 3 percent to 5,490 gigawatt-hours (GWh) in 2015, marking a second year of reduced production after outages and devastating floods last spring.

The company cancelled a tender last month for the sale of surplus electricity available for delivery in May because the only offer was deemed too low