Montenegro: Voith Hydro eyes HPP projects

3. August 2015. / SEE Energy News

Montenegro power utility EPCG, which is partially owned by Italian A2A, operates 867 MW of installed generation capacity, including 657 MW of hydro and 210 MW of thermal power capacity. The utility produced 3,036 GWh of electricity in2014.

Germany’s Voith Hydro is interested in participating in the construction of hydro power facilities on rivers in Montenegro, Elektroprivreda Crne Gore (EPCG) said.

Montenegro is utilizing only 17% of its total hydroelectric potential and if the conditions for the construction of new power plants on the rivers Moraca, Komarnica, Lim, Cehotina and Tara are created, Voith Hydro would likely participate in these projects, EPCG reported in its monthly bulletin, quoting the regional sales manager of the German company, Prerag Kunic.

Voith Hydro has carried out several important projects for the reconstruction of the two largest and most important Montenegrin hydro power plants – Perucica and Piva – and has plans to continue its presence in the country’s power industry, Kunic said.

“Voith Hydro has, through its subsidiary Koessler – a producer of equipment for small hydro power plants of up to 30 MW – actively participated in the construction of three small hydro power plants in the north of Montenegro and will by the end of this year supply the equipment for the installations of an additional three plants”, Kunica said.

EPCG operates867 MW of installed generation capacity, including 657 MW of hydro and 210 MW of thermal power capacity. The utility produced 3,036 GWh of electricity in2014.

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