Montenegro: Krnovo wind farm produced 6,466 MWh in October

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According to the data published by Montenegrin electricity market operator COTEE, the country’s sole wind farm Krnovo produced 6,466 MWh of electricity in September, significantly lower compared to the previous month, when it produced 10,628 MWh. Krnovo wind farm had the largest contribution to Montenegrin renewable energy production within support scheme, which amounted to 6.06 GWh in September, compared to 11.06 GWh in the previous month. In 2018, Krnovo wind farm produced a total of 161,615 MWh of electricity and 144,861 MWh so far in 2019.

Krnovo produced 94.63 % of electricity within supports scheme, 3.6 % was generated by small hydropower plants and 1.77 % by solar power plants. RES share in Montenegrin electricity consumption stood at 3.07 % in October.
Krnovo wind farm has power output of 72 MW, and it is expected to produce between 200 and 230 GWh of electricity per year, which is about 8 % of the national output. The cost of the project was 120 million euros and it was partially financed through loans provided by the German KfW Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The wind farm was put into operation in November 2017. In January 2018, UAE-based company Masdar acquired 49 % stake in Krnovo wind farm. French Akuo Energy holds the remaining stake.
Montenegrin second wind farm – 46 MW Mozura started commercial production in early November.

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