Serbia: EPS launched tender for constructing SPPs on ash dumps

, News Serbia Energy

The deadline for the tender launched by Serbian state-owned power utility EPS is 21 May.

EPS has launched the tender for the preparation of an analysis of the conditions for the construction of solar power plants at the ash dump sites of the TPP Morava and the TPP Kolubara A. According to tender documentation, in the first phase, an overview of the professional literature and the realized projects of the usage of ash dump sites and locations of closed TPPs for the construction of solar power plants should be provided. The subject of the procurement within the first phase is also an analysis of solar potential in these locations and an estimate of the state of the current thermal technical and electrical energy equipment and facilities at the TPPs. Phase 2 envisages the preparation of a general project of construction of a solar power plant of up to 9.9 MW at the ash dump site of the TPP Morava and a preliminary construction feasibility study. As for Phase 3, it would entail a general project of a solar power plant of 9.9 MW at the ash dump site of the TPP Kolubara A, also with a preliminary construction feasibility study. The locations of ash dump sites are considered primary locations for solar power plants, but there are other locations at these power plants that are suitable for solar power plants, especially those that would remain unused after the closure of the plants.

This is not the first such project in EPS’ plans, as the company is already considering the construction of a 100 MW solar power plant at the location of ash dump site of TPP Kostolac.