Serbia, When will the first amounts of electricity from the wind farm in Kostolac be used?

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The first wind farm is being built in Kostolac. Completion is planned for the end of next year, and will mean new amounts of electricity from renewable sources.

Elektroprivreda Srbije will set up its first wind park with 20 wind generators with a total power of 66 megawatts on the old external landfills and closed mines in Ćirikovac, Klenovnik and Drmno. The Kostolac Wind Park is expected to produce 151 million kilowatt hours of electricity annually.

“The internal road is currently under construction. The works are intensive, and in addition, project documentation is being prepared for the execution of works related to the main equipment. Currently, geomechanical research is underway as a precondition of the project for funding for the tender”, says Predrag Đorđević, head of the “Kostolac Wind Park” project.

For the operation of the wind farm, it is necessary to build auxiliary facilities, substations and transmission lines. The entire project is financed by a loan from the German Development Bank, and the wind generators will be supplied by Siemens Gamesa.

“After the geomechanical investigations of the soil, we begin the construction of the foundation at the beginning of January. The deadline for the completion of the works is 853 days according to the contract, which means that the deadline for the completion of the works is September 2024. After that, the process of obtaining the use permit is by the end of 2024,” adds Đorđević.

Electricity from renewable sources is planned in Stig near Kličevac. At the last session, the Assembly of the city of Požarevac made a decision on the development of a detailed regulation plan for the construction of a wind farm and a solar power plant with a total capacity of 150 megawatts.

“Based on the letter of intent they sent us, the city should have two percent of the income from electricity production, plus some 225,000 euros should be invested in the infrastructure in some implementation part of the project itself,” points out the mayor of Požarevac, Saša Pavlović.

Only with planning documentation will the territory and scope of future wind generators and solar power plants be defined in more detail, writes RTS.