Serbia: Largest wind farm in Serbia officially launched

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Kovacica wind farm, with installed capacity of 104.5 MW, the first large-scale wind farm built in Serbia was officially launched at the ceremony held on 19 September.

Serbian Minister of Energy and Mining Aleksandar Antic said on the occasion that one of the priorities of the Serbian Government in the energy sector was to use clean energy, aiming to have 27 % of the power produced from RES by 2020 and installing a total of 500 MW from wind power. Kovacica wind farm started commercial operation in mid-July.

In September 2017, Enlight Renewable Energy took over the project for the construction of 104.5 MW Kovacica wind farm. The total worth of the project is 189 million euros, loans will cover 142 million euros, while the rest will be provided by Enlight itself. In November, the company announced that it has signed an agreement with General Electric (GE) Renewable Energy on the delivery of 38 wind turbines. GE Renewable Energy will deliver 38 model 2.75-120 wind turbines, which are 110 meters high, ideal for mid -range winds in this part of Serbia. The two companies have also signed a 15-year full service agreement for Kovacica wind farm.

The project for the construction of Kovacica wind farm was previously developed by Electrawinds Kwind, a special purpose vehicle established for the purpose of the construction of this wind farm, owned by local company Solaveris Limited and Israeli Enlight Renewable Energy.

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