Croatia: 1,351 RES facilities with 940 MW installed capacity

, SEE Energy News

As of 4 May 2020, there are 1,351 facilities that produce electricity from renewable energy sources (RES) within the subsidies program, with total installed capacity of 939.87 MW, according to the data published by Croatian electricity market operator HROTE.

Most of these facilities are solar power plants, both unintegrated (on the roofs of family houses, business and residential buildings) and integrated, with a total number of 1,230 such facilities, which combined installed capacity amounts to 53.43 MW. On the other hand, the most installed capacity is in wind power – there are 25 wind farms in Croatia with total installed capacity of 637.8 MW. There are 14 small hydropower plants with combined installed capacity of 5.9 MW, 35 biomass power plants (74.2 MW), 39 biogas power plants (42.72 MW), two power plants on landfill and wastewater gas (5.5 MW), five cogeneration plants with total installed capacity of 113.29 MW and one geothermal power plant with 10 MW power output. There are also additional 23 facilities with combined capacity of 123.6 MW which are not yet commissioned, but they have acquired a status of eligible producer of electricity with preferential purchase prices. These are: two small hydropower plants (0.81 MW), 15 biomass power plants (35.6 MW), five biomass power plants (7.2 MW) and Krs-Padjene wind farm with installed capacity of 80 MW. At the end of 2018, Croatia had 1,328 RES facilities with combined installed capacity of 820 MW.