Montenegro, Wind share in total electricity consumption reached 45 % on 17 April

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According to WindEurope, Montenegro was among the top European countries in terms of wind energy on 17 April, with 45 % of total electricity consumption originating from the country’s two wind farms Krnovo and Mozura.

Montenegro currently has two operational wind farms: 72 MW Krnovo and 46 MW Mozura, with another two under development: 54 MW wind farm Gvozd developed by state-owned EPCG and 100 MW wind farm Brajici developed by Ivicom.

Given the favorable conditions and significant amounts of sun and wind, it is clear that in the future, by investing in solar and wind, Montenegro could very quickly transform its electricity generation and realize the decarbonization process relatively painlessly.

From 24 May to 2 June 2019, Montenegro pro- duced enough electricity from renewable sources for the first time to meet all its electricity needs, thus joining a small number of countries that can boast of producing all the necessary energy from domestic renewable energy sources. In that period, in which coal-fired thermal power plant Pljevlja was out of operation, about 82 million KWh of electricity was produced and about 75 million KWh were consumed.