Serbia: New Serbia-BiH transmission line to be put into operation in 2020

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New 100 kV transmission line between Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), connecting Srebrenica and Ljubovija, should be put into operation in 2020.

Serbian electricity transmission system operator EMS, who is in charge of the Serbian section of this interconnector, confirmed that the construction of 2.6 kilometers long section will start in 2019 and that it will be completed in the same year. Bosnian counterpart, Elektroprijenos BiH said that the construction of their, six kilometers long, section should be completed in 2020, therefore the interconnection between the two countries should be put in operation in the same year. The cost of construction of Serbian and Bosnian sections is about 500,000 euros each.

The project for a new electricity interconnection between Serbia and BiH was started in November 2016, when EMS, Elektroprijenos BiH and Independent System Operator in Bosnia and Herzegovina (NOSBiH) have signed an agreement on their intent to implement the project.