Capital
Investments

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”

Location of the facility – site of existing Thermal Power Plant “Tuzla”
Type of facility - replacement lignite fired cogeneration unit
Installed capacity - 450 MW + 270 MW of thermal power
Annual production - 2756 GWh

Investment

Investments in the construction of Unit 7: BAM 1,812 million
Financing: project partnership

Project Status

Completed activities:

  • Decision on the public interest for the construction of Unit 7 was adopted
  • Completed and revised investment-technical and environmental documentation
  • Completed project partner selection procedure and financing structure closure
  • EPC Contract for the construction of Unit 7 was signed
  • Credit Facility Agreement for financing the construction of Unit 7 was signed
  • Decision on the construction of Unit 7 was adopted after obtaining approval for signed contracts by the Government of the Federation of BiH and the Parliament of the Federation of BiH
  • Completed preliminary works at the Unit 7 site
  • Contract on the connection of Unit 7 to the EES of BiH with Elektroprenos BiH was signed
  • Projects from the Friendly Environment Program were implemented with the City of Tuzla

Permits and approvals obtained:

  • Preliminary water approval (Sava River Basin Agency)
  • Environmental permit (Federal Ministry of Environment and Tourism)
  • Certificate of connection to the EES (NOS BiH)
  • Urban approval (Federal Ministry of Physical Planning)
  • Conditions for connection to the 400kV transmission network (Elektroprenos BiH)
  • Water approval (Sava River Basin Agency)
  • Approval In Principle for construction (Federal Ministry of Physical Planning)
  • Energy permit (Federal Ministry of Energy, Mining and Industry)

 Activities in progress:

  • Resolving proprietary and legal relationships
  • Hiring the Chief Engineer for the construction of Unit 7
  • Relocation of 220kV DV transmission line from the TPP Tuzla ground area

Upcoming activities:

  • Provision of remaining and extension of obtained permits and approvals
  • Development of the basic, main and detailed design of Unit 7
  • Delivery of equipment, installation, testing and commissioning of Unit 7

Unit 8
TPP “Kakanj”

Location of the facility – site of the existing TPP “Kakanj”
Type of facility- replacement cogeneration unit
Installed capacity - 300 MW +300 MW thermal power
Annual production - 1755 GWh

Investment

Investments in the construction of Unit 8: BAM 1,035 million
Financing: project partnership

Project Status

Completed activities:

  • Decision on the public interest for the construction of Unit 8 was adopted
  • Completed and revised investment-technical and environmental documentation
  • Projects from the Friendly Environment Program implemented with the Municipality of Kakanj
  • Innovation of the conceptual design with capacity increase to 350 MW was completed

Permits and approvals obtained:

  • Preliminary water approval (Sava River Basin Agency)
  • Environmental permit (Federal Ministry of Environment and Tourism)
  • Certificate of connection to the EES (NOS BiH)
  • Urban approval (Federal Ministry of Physical Planning)
  • Conditions for connection to the 400kV transmission network (Elektroprenos BiH)
  • Water approval (Sava River Basin Agency)
  • Approval In Principle for construction (Federal Ministry of Physical Planning)

Activities in progress:

  • Determining of the draft and proposal of the Decision on the basic principles, criteria and methodology for the selection of the project partner for the implementation of the Projects of the Unit 8 TPP Kakanj
  • Preparation of tender documentation for the selection of the Project Partner for the construction of Unit 8 TPP Kakanj 

Upcoming activities:

  • Obtaining new permits and approvals in accordance with the increased capacity of the Unit
  • Project partner selection procedure and financing structure closure
  • Contracting the construction of Unit 8
  • Execution of preliminary works on the site
  • Adoption of the Decision on Construction

Hydro Power Plant
“Vranduk”

Location of the facility – the River Bosna, area of the City of Zenica Type of facility – flow diversion-type electric power plant
Installed capacity - 19.63 MW
Annual production - 102 GWh

Investment

Investments - 142.9 million KM
Financing - Loans and funds of EPBIH

Project status

Completed activities:

  • Preliminary design - Energoinvest d.d. Sarajevo (Leader), IPSA Institute Sarajevo and POYRY Energy GmbH Wien, 2010.
  • Concession Agreement was signed

Activities in progress:

  • Renewal of permits and approvals for construction

    Upcoming activities:

    • Publishing of a public call for the selection of contractors for the construction of HPP Vranduk
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    Hydro Power Plant
    “Ustikolina”

    Location of the facility - the Drina River, area of the Bosnian-Podrinje Canton of Goražde
    Type of facility – run of river power plant
    Installed capacity - 60.48 MW
    Annual generation - 236.80 GWh 

    Investment

    Investment - BAM 270 million
    Financing - Loans and funds of EPBIH

    Project status

    Completed activities:

    • Environmental permit

    • Preliminary design Phase I without investigation works

    Activities in progress:

    • Obtaining the approval from the competent authorities for conducting investigation works

    Upcoming activities:

    • Selection of contractors and execution of investigation works, innovation of the Preliminary Design

    Hydro Power Plant
    “Janjići”

    Location of the facility - the Bosna River, area of the City of Zenica
    Type of facility – run-of-river power plant
    Installed capacity - 15.75 MW
    Annual generation - 77.26 GWh

    Investment

    Investment -  BAM 109.8 million
    Financing - Loans and funds of EPBIH

    Project status

    Completed activities:

    • Feasibility Study, Fichtner (Germany), Electroforce (BiH) and ERM (Germany), December 2012
    • Preliminary Design, Energoinvest Sarajevo, December 2015
    • Biological Baseline Study and Environmental Impact Assessment Study; Consortium Oikon Zagreb, Geonatura Zagreb and HEIS Institut za hidrotehniku d.d. Sarajevo, January 2016
    • Environmental permit
    • Approval In Principle for construction 
    • Requirements for the connection based on the Study of the technical solution of the connection to the transmission network

    Activities in progress:

    • Resolving proprietary and legal relationships
    • Preparation of the public call for the selection of the designer of the Main Design of roads and the contractor for the construction of roads

    Upcoming activities:

    • Obtaining approvals for road construction

    Hydro Power Plant
    “Kovanići”

    Location of the facility – the Bosna River, area of the Zenica-Doboj Canton
    Type of facility – run of river power plant
    Installed capacity - 9.1 MW
    Annual production - 46.2 GWh

    Investment

    Investment - 38.8 million EUR
    Financing - Loans and funds of EPBIH

    Project status

    Completed activities:

    • Feasibility study with geological investigation works
    • Economic feasibility study and request for concession award
    • Preliminary design

    Activities in progress:

    • Development of the Environmental Impact Study

    Upcoming activities:

    • Obtaining a concession for construction
    • Obtaining a decision on urban approval for construction

    Hydro Power Plant
    “Una Kostela”

    Location of the facility - the Una River, existing HPP “Una Kostela” are of the City of Bihać
    Type of facility – run-of derivation power plant
    Possible installed capacity - 13.7 MW
    Annual generation - 73.5 GWh

    Investment

    Investment - BAM 32.7 million
    Financing - Loans and funds of EPBIH

    Project status

    Completed activities:

    • Analysis of hydraulic performance and energy effects of the second phase of reconstruction of HPP “Una Kostela” and “HPP Una Kostela Annex” - Study on expansion
    • Study of the environmental discharge based on Una river investigations at the site of HPP Una Kostela
    • Preliminary Design for reconstruction and expansion
    • Environmental and Social Impact Assessment
    • Environmental permit

    Activities in progress:

    • Obtaining of approvals for reconstruction and expansion 

    Small Hydro Power Plant
    on Neretvica

    Location of facility - river basin of Neretvica - Grad Konjic
    Type of facility - 15 small hydro power plants; run-of derivation-pressure plants
    Total installed capacity - 24.5 MW
    Annual production - 99.9 GWh

    Investment

    Investment -  103 million KM
    Financing - Loans from EBRD 

    Project implementation schedule: 

    IA Stage  6,4 MW, 2024/2025
          SHPP Srijanski most
          SHPP Gorovnik ušće

    IB Stage  3,0 MW, 2025/2026
          SHPP Crna Rijeka
          SHPP Gorovnik

    II Stage  7,9 MW, 2025/2026
          SHPP Podhum 1
          SHPP Podhum 2
          SHPP Donji Obalj
          SHPP Poželavka
          SHPP Mala Neretvica – ušće

    III Stage  7,2 MW, 2025/2026
          SHPP Obašćica
          SHPP Duboki potok 2
          SHPP Ruste
          SHPP Plavuzi
          SHPP Prolaz
          SHPP Duboki potok 1 

    Project status

    Completed activities:

    • Property issues and conversion of agricultural and forest plots in the construction plot of IA Stage
    • Construction permit for IA Stage
    • Concession contract with the municipality of Konjic
    • Contract for implementation of the projects according to Friendly cooperation Program Municipality Konjic and EPBiH
    • Contracts for construction and equipment for IA Stage

    Activities in progress:

    • Obtaining energy consent of IA Stage

    Future activities:

    • Site construction works of IA Stage
    • Fulfillment of property issues for IB Stage
    • Preparation of tender documents for IB Stage
    • Preparation of Main design tender documents for II Stage

    PVPP
    “Gračanica 1 & 2”

    Location of the facilities - Completed RU Gračanica landfill, Gračanica locality, Bugojno Municipality, Central Bosnia Canton area
    Type of facilities - Photovoltaic power plants
    Estimated installed capacity (AC) - 44 MW
    Annual generation - 68 GWh

    PVPP
    “Breza”

    Location of the facility - Completed landfill of RMU Breza, Gornja Breza locality, Municipality of Breza, ZeDo Canton area
    Type of facility - Photovoltaic power plant
    Estimated installed capacity (AC) - 15 MW
    Annual generation:  21.9 GWh 

    PVPP
    “Podveležje 1 & Podveležje 2”

    Location of the facilities - The plateau of Donje Podveležje (within the existing concession area of the WPP Podveležje), the City of Mostar, the area of Herzegovina-Neretva Canton
    Type of facilities - Photovoltaic power plants
    Estimated installed capacity (AC) - 43 MW
    Annual generation - 71.3 GWh