Bosne i Hercegovine


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: 1.774,5 MW 
  • Distribution lines: 41.111,09 km
  • Distribution substations: 9.633 
  • Number of customers: 801.310  
  • Number of employees: 3.905

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.

      SB CM
      TP HP ED


      Generation (GWh)








      WP Podveležje 107


      Hydro and Wind Share18%26%22%22%20%14%22%22%17%27,5%


      Realization of Energy Balance (GWh)


      Changes 22/21
      Hydro Power Plants 1597150610821729


      HPP on Neretva1534144410241665


      Small HPPs64635864


      Thermal Power Plants5648452751564841


      TPP Tuzla3196275931242863


      TPP Kakanj2452176820321978



       Wind Power Plants













      Gross distribution consumption4706473946784862


      Direct consumers464493561550


      Transmission losses********


      Total consumption5090518251965380




      Total demands8237759076417859



      ** responsibility of NOS


      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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      PVPP “Gračanica 1 & 2”
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      PVPP “Breza”
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      PVPP “Podveležje 1 & Podveležje 2”
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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