Croatia RES power generation plants: PV reached quota, Wind and CHP energy projects on the rise

21. January 2013. / SEE Energy News

PV power generation plants in Croatia exceeded 10MW prescribed quota.

Croatian energy market operator stated that quota, prescribed by Tariff system for electricity production from renewable sources and cogeneration (NN 63/2012, 121/2012, 144/2012), has been managed with all requests for agreements about electricity buyout from integrated photovoltaic thermal power plants (i.e. those plants which are placed on existing buildings) on 12.10.2012.

Wind power plants accomplished 130MW at the end of the year, and 6 projects with total power of 136MW are still in procedure. It means that energy from Croatian wind power plants can be doubled.

According to HROT’s documents, total connecting power from agreements for electricity buyout from integrated PV plants amounted 8,09MW on 14.12.2012 (what doesn’t mean that projects are finished, i.e. in motion), and connecting power from requests for agreements about electricity buyout which is in progress of solving amounted 1,92MW. It means that total power of Croatian PV plants (built or in building process) amounts 10,01MW, i.e. prescribed quota has been exceeded. According to that, HROTE points that it will continue to make contracts only with those facilities that received requests until 12.10.2012.

Otherwise, 5MW quota for non-integrated PV plants (for those plants built on ground as independent buildings) has not been accomplished yet, because power consumption from made electricity buyout contracts for that kind of facilities amounted 0,50MW and in received requests about buyout which are in solving process amounted 3,87MW.

Croatian wind power plants’ power should be mentioned also. Wind power plants accomplished 130MW at the end of the year, and 6 projects with total power of 136MW are still in procedure. It means that energy from Croatian wind power plants can be doubled.

According to HROTE’s data, total amount of eight Croatian thermal power plants working on biogas that were in motion and had a status of privileged producer managed 7,135MW, at the end of 2012. 2,5MW from landfill gas plant within Central Unit for Effluents from Zagreb should be added. Power with biomass thermal power plants managed amount of 6,69MW with this.

The connection of new facilities to renewable sources in content of Croatian energy system can be expected during 2013 at any case, i.e. their commissioning in commercial motion and obtaining the privileged producer status.

Source Serbia Energy Magazine

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