Bosne i Hercegovine

Key Introductory Note 
On behalf of the Management and employees, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the website of the Public Company Elektroprivreda Bosne i Hercegovine d.d. - Sarajevo, a leading generator and supplier of electricity, which provides reliable and quality services of supplying more than 770 thousand customers in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
As the Governing Company of the EPBiH Concern, which employs more than 12 thousand workers, JP Elektroprivreda BiH d.d. - Sarajevo has a key role for the electricity and mining sectors, and as a prominent investor, it is a driving force of development for many supporting industries.
Our task, as a public company, is to preserve the stability and development of the electricity sector, reliable and quality supply of customers with a high degree of social responsibility, and to increase generation and distribution capacities while respecting environmental standards and principles set by European legislation in this area.
Successful business dealings and profit generation are the goals we strive for, with the integration of the company into the community in a responsible way, which we uphold by actions that have positive effects on improving the quality of life of the population.
JP Elektroprivreda BiH d.d. - Sarajevo is committed to follow the concept of sustainable economic development, which is reflected in the construction of new thermal capacities to operate in cogeneration - generation of electricity and heat, based on the commitment to survival and prosperity of coal mines in the EPBiH Concern and construction of renewable energy sources.
Accordingly, and for secure energy future, JP Elektroprivreda BiH d.d. - Sarajevo has launched a number of projects, some being in the phase of practical implementation - Unit 7 in TPP “Tuzla” (450 MW) and Wind Farm “Podveležje”.
The Unit 7, a replacement unit for obsolete capacities in TPP “Tuzla”, is being built as a thermal power plant - heating plant and in the future, with the annual output of 2,756 GWh of electricity, it will provide long-term heat supply for Tuzla and surrounding cities. In view of the reduction of air pollutant emissions and the acceptable disposal of combustion products, the Unit 7 will have a positive impact on the wider area of the City of Tuzla.
The construction of the Wind Farm “Podveležje”, the first owned by JP Elektroprivreda BiH d.d. - Sarajevo, with its expected annual output of circa 130 GWh, will significantly increase the share of electricity generation from renewable energy sources.
With an emphasis on the use of renewable energy sources, JP Elektroprivreda BiH d.d. - Sarajevo continues to implement other planned projects as well, and continuously develops new methods to improve business performance in order to preserve and improve its position in the regional electricity market.
In accordance with the requirements of the Law on Electricity derived from the European legislation, which implies a new approach in the organization of the entire electricity sector in the country, the restructuring processes of JP Elektroprivreda BiH d.d. - Sarajevo and coal mines in the Concern have been initiated. The priority is to ensure economic sustainability, energy independence and environmental acceptability of the electricity sector in BiH and FBiH, with long-term financial stability of all Concern members.
General Manager
                 Admir Andelija, BScEE


Javno preduzeće Elektroprivreda Bosne i Hercegovine d.d. Sarajevo (Public Enterprise Electric Utility of Bosnia and Herzegovina) is a joint stock company in which 90,37% of the capital is owned by the Federation of BiH, and 9,63% is owned by minority shareholders.

Since 2009 Elektroprivreda BiH d.d. Sarajevo has had a status of the parent company in the EPBIH Concern, which is connected with several companies in the field of mining and manufacturing of equipment. The other companies are subsidiary companies.

The basic capital of Elektroprivreda BiH  is 2,236,964,411.00 KM and is divided into 31,506,541 ordinary shares each with a nominal value of 71.00 KM.

Electric utility activities performed by JP Elektroprivreda BiH dd Sarajevo are:

  • Generation and distribution of electricity
  • Supply of electricity
  • Trading of electricity
  • Export and import of electricity, including the management of electricity system

Electric utility activities performed by the Company as public services are:

  • Generation of electricity
  • Electricity distribution
  • Electricity supply

JP Elektroprivreda BiH d.d. - Sarajevo is the largest electric utility company in BiH. Key indicators are:

  • Installed generating capacities: 1.739 MW 
  • Distribution lines: 37.530 km
  • Distribution substations:7848 
  • Number of customers:774.097
  • Number of employees: 4.223

From the legal - organizational standpoint beginning of Elektroprivreda BiH is bound to the Regulation on the Establishment of Electric Utility Company of Bosnia and Herzegovina “Elektrobih” from August 30th 1945.

As of July 21st 1993 Elektroprivreda BiH harmonized its business with the Law on Public Companies and the Law on Electric Utility Company, and continued to operate under the name of Javno Preduzeće Elektroprivreda Bosne i Hercegovine, as the legal successor of the former public enterprise for the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity Elektroprivreda BiH and electric utility companies established by it.

Reregistration of Javno Preduzeće Elektroprivreda Bosne i Hercegovine into a corporation was done on May 20th 2004, and since then it has operated under the name of Javno Preduzeće Elektroprivreda Bosne i Hercegovine d.d. - Sarajevo.

JP Elektroprivreda BiH celebrates September 7th as the day of its establishment.

The Company is headquartered in Sarajevo in street Vilsonovo šetalište 15.

Mission and


Mission of the company is generation and distribution of electricity,  reliable supply to customers and electricity trade in a competitive environment, using domestic  resources and meeting  environmental  requirements, contributing to the sustainable development of quality of life of society.

Public enterprise Elektroprivreda Bosne i Hercegovine d.d.- Sarajevo will:

    • Generate electricity and heat energy from domestic renewable and non- renewable resources  in accordance with environmental requiremenrs, applicable legal regulations and european standards;
    • Provide an efficient distribution system for electricity delivery to end-customers and enable access to the network to all users of power supply according to safely prescribed norms of quality  and providing  information;
    • Safely and reliable supply of electricity and trade in electricity generated from domestic resources at competitive prices;
    • To ensure economically sustainable coal production for needs of thermal power plants, industry and wide consumption at compettive price;
    • Invest in the development and realization of new capital investments , paying special attention to investing in the electricity production from renewable  sources  increasing the flexibilityof the energy portfolio and energy efficiency;
    • To restructure all activities in order to increase the efficiency of operations and fulfill the requirements within Energy Community and European standards.

      Efficiency business of Elektroprivreda Bosne i Hercegovine  d.d.- Sarajevo is based on  consistent application of regulations and standards  on principles:

      • quality assurance of products and services ,
      • increasing of customers satisfaction, security and confidence,
      • environment preservation,
      • strategic plannings and development of employees,
      • protection of health and safety at works,
      • providing security  of information,
      • risk management,
      • increasing of  energy efficiency,socially responsible business.



      Public Enterprise  Elektroprivreda Bosne i Hercegovine d.d. - Sarajevo  ( Public  Electric Utility of Bosnia and Herzegovina )  by its socially responsible business  and professional integrity in the  generation , distribution , supply of electricity and developing of electricity market will be carrier of reliable  partner to other economic entities in economic development of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

      Organization of the

      JP Elektroprivreda BiH d.d. - Sarajevo is a public enterprise in accordance with the Law on Public Companies, and it is organized as a joint stock company in accordance with the provisions of the Law on Companies. Its corporate bodies are: the Company Assembly, the Supervisory Board, the Management and the Audit Committee.

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      Generation (GWh)
      Hydro Share30%16%18%26%22%22%20%14%22%22%17%

      Realization of Energy Balance (GWh)
       20162017201820192020Changes 20/19
      Hydro Power Plants 14641002159715061082-28%
      HPP on Neretva1395941153414441024-29%
      Small HPPs6960646358-7%
      Thermal Power Plants5780600756484527515614%
      TPP "Tuzla"3686346131962759312413%
      TPP "Kakanj"2094254724521768203215%
      Gross distribution consumption46264730470647394678-1%
      Direct consumers45848546449356114%
      Transmission losses140**********
      Total consumption500651135090518251960%
      Total demands838897488237759076411%

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      In this section you can find regulations and laws governing the establishment, operation, management and performance of JP Elektroprivreda BiH d.d. - Sarajevo, general acts of the Company, as well as policies of JP EPBiH.

      General acts of the Company

      This content is available in local language.


      Commitment of JP Elektroprivreda BiH is to construct new hydropower capacities as environmentally friendly facilities. The concept of sustainable development, which the European Union adopted in 1990, meant that Member States committed themselves to achieving a balance between use and protection of natural resources and the environment in general.

      In accordance with long-term development plan for power generation facilities, decisions of the FBiH Government and competent institutions to designate public interest and to prepare for construction of new power facilities, JP Elektroprivreda BiH is intensively developing projects for the construction of capital generation facilities.

      Analysis of the legal framework and recommendations for investment in the energy sector in FB&H: ANALIZA PRAVNOG OKVIRA I PREPORUKE ZA OTKLANJANJE PREPREKA ZA INVESTIRANJE U SEKTOR ENERGIJE U FBiH.pdf

      Guide for investors in energy sector in B&H: VODIC ZA INVESTITORE U ELEKTROENERGETSKOM SEKTORU U BiH.pdf

      Strategic and priority objective is the construction of Unit 7 in TPP “Tuzla” and Unit 8 in TPP “Kakanj”. These are replacement projects for existing units that must be stopped because of the expiration of their lifetime and the constraints imposed by the EU regulations for the operation of power plants after the 2017. Construction of replacement thermal power units will also provide for a secure placement of coal and thus survival of the mines.

      Bosnia and Herzegovina ratified the Treaty establishing the Energy Community of South East Europe in 2006. Each Party of this Treaty undertakes to develop a plan for implementation of the Directive 2001/77/EC of the European Parliament and the Council on the promotion of electricity produced from renewable sources. The aim of this Directive is to increase electricity production from renewable energy sources in the internal market.

      Unit 7 TPP “Tuzla”
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      Unit 8 TPP “Kakanj”
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      Hydro Power Plant “Vranduk”
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      Hydro Power Plant “Ustikolina”
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      Hydro Power Plant “Janjići”
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      Hydro Power Plant “Kovanići”
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      Hydro Power Plant “Una Kostela”
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      Small Hydro Power Plant on Neretvica
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      Wind farm “Podveležje”
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      Small hydro power plant “Kakanj”
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      EPBIH Concern, as a form of co-operation of companies, was established in November 2009, through signing of an agreement on conduct of business between Elektroprivreda BiH d.d. - Sarajevo and its subsidiaries - 7 coal mines, along with the former non-electric utility companies of JP Elektroprivreda BiH d.d. - Sarajevo.

      The legal basis for the signing of these contracts were contracts on the transfer of shares between the Federation of BiH Government and JP Elektroprivreda BiH d.d. - Sarajevo, signed in July 2009, which were based on the Decision on the transfer of FBiH shares in the coal mines to Elektroprivreda BiH d.d. - Sarajevo and the Decision on takeover of FBiH share in companies – coalmines in FBiH.

      With the signing of contracts on the transfer of shares, JP Elektroprivreda BiH acquired proprietary rights over the shares in coal mines.

      Mines “Kreka”
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      Brown coal mine “Kakanj”
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      Brown coal mine “Zenica”
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      Brown coal mine “Breza”
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      Brown coal mine “Đurđevik”
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      Brown coal mine “Abid Lolić”
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      Coal Mine “Gračanica”
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      Other dependent and affiliated companies
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      Access to

      The Law on Freedom of Information in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina “Official Gazette of Federation of BiH”, No. 32/01

      This law regulates access to information held by public bodies in order to:

      1. Determine whether information under control of public body is a significant public good and whether public access to information promotes greater transparency and accountability of public bodies, which is essential to the democratic process,

      2. Determine whether any natural or legal person is entitled to access this information to the greatest extent possible, in accordance with the public interest, and whether public bodies  have a corresponding obligation to report such information,

      3. Allow every natural person to request an amendment and to give comments on their personal information under the control of public bodies.

      For more information see - www.fbihvlada.gov.ba