Croatia has 765 MW installed capacity in RES

, SEE Energy News

According to the data published by Croatian electricity market operator HROTE, as of 20 October 2017, there are 1,311 facilities that produce electricity from renewable energy sources (RES) with total installed capacity of 765.44 MW.

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 1,222 such facilities, which combined installed capacity amounts to 51.48 MW.

On the other hand, the most installed capacity is in wind power – there are 21 wind farms in Croatia with total installed capacity of 519 MW. There are 12 small hydropower plants with combined installed capacity of 4.48 MW, 17 biomass power plants (35.95 MW), 31 biogas power plants (35.72 MW), two power plants on landfill and wastewater gas (5.5 MW) and five cogeneration plants with total installed capacity of 113.29 MW.

There are also additional 84 facilities with combined capacity of 332.83 MW which are not yet commissioned, but they have acquired a status of eligible producer of electricity with preferential purchase prices. These are: eight solar power plants (1.97 MW), four small hydropower plants (2.24 MW), one geothermal power plant (10 MW), 43 biomass power plants (78.84 MW, 21 biomass power plants (20.79 MW) and seven wind farms with installed capacity of 219 MW.

In addition, there are several SHPPs that are not included in Government’s incentives scheme and wind farm Ravna which exited the scheme in late 2016.

In October 2017, Croatia had 1,310 RES facilities with combined installed capacity of 720.44 MW.