Montenegrin Prime Minister Dritan Abazovic said that the country’s goal is to become energy-independent by 2030, adding that the plan is to double the capacity of submarine cable to Italy and to build new solar and wind farms across the country.
Abazovic said that it remains to be seen in the coming period whether a hydropower plant Komarnica will be built.
The goal is to protect the environment and institutions dealing with environmental aspects of the project express significant reservations and oppose the construction of that facility. A significant debate remains to be conducted to determine whether it is necessary for Montenegro or not.
The Montenegrin plan also includes doubling the capacity of submarine cable to Italy and the construction of power lines at various locations. Abazovic said that this is the essence of electricity export in the coming period.
Additionally, new solar power plants, wind farms, and major power lines are planned from Ulcinj, through other cities, to the north. He also mentioned that the construction of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Bar is planned and contracts for this project have already been signed.