Protests against hydropower planned across Balkans from July 6-16

Protests against hydropower planned across Balkans from July 6-16

The protests against hydropower plants (HPPs) in the Balkans, notably small hydropower plants (SHPPs) will be organized from July 6 to 16, in Albania, Serbia, Kosovo*, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Greece.

Solar Pecka crowdfunding campaign raises USD 6,687

Solar Pecka crowdfunding campaign raises USD 6,687

The Solar Pecka crowdfunding campaign to install a system of solar thermal collectors and solar panels on the Visitor Center Pecka in Bosnia and Herzegovina has been successfully completed.

IRENA: SEE region yet to realise full potential of energy transition

IRENA: SEE region yet to realise full potential of energy transition

Electricity produced from renewables is on the verge of becoming less expensive than electricity produced from fossil fuels, and the region should embrace this opportunity, it was said at the regional workshop Renewable energy benefits: can SEE realise the full potential of the Energy Transition?, organized by IRENA and the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo last week.

Solar Pecka crowdfunding campaign launched

Solar Pecka crowdfunding campaign launched

The Center for Environment (CZZS) and the Visitor Center Pecka in Bosnia and Herzegovina have launched the Solar Pecka crowdfunding campaign to install a system of solar thermal collectors and solar panels on the visitor center’s roof to produce heat and electricity.

Court cancels environmental permit for Buk Bijela hydropower plant

Court cancels environmental permit for Buk Bijela hydropower plant

The Banja Luka District Court has canceled the environmental permit for the planned 93 MW Buk Bijela hydropower plant on the river Drina in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Aarhus Resource Center in Sarajevo has announced today, following the court’s positive 13 May ruling on the Center’s complaint, CEE Bankwatch Network said in a press release.

Applications invited for 15th Regional Summer School to focus on energy and climate planning

Applications invited for 15th Regional Summer School to focus on energy and climate planning

Last year, the 14th Regional Summer School on Low Emission Development Planning, held in Fojnica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, hosted 17 participants of various educational and professional backgrounds from South-East European countries and beyond.

Ministers on region’s energy transition: Countries have right to choose their own energy mix

Ministers on region’s energy transition: Countries have right to choose their own energy mix

Energy, economy, and foreign ministers of Bulgaria, Hungary, Montenegro, Romania, Republika Srpska (an entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina), and Serbia believe that energy knows no borders, which requires regional cooperation, while they are adamant that every country has the right to determine its own energy mix.

Concession agreement signed for 49.5 MW Grebak wind farm

Concession agreement signed for 49.5 MW Grebak wind farm

Republika Srpska, an entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina, has signed an agreement with Nevesinje-registered VE Grebak on a concession to build and operate the Grebak wind farm with an installed capacity of 49.5 MW, according to a press release from the entity’s government.

RS citizens pay over EUR 6 million in incentives for small hydropower plants in 2018

RS citizens pay over EUR 6 million in incentives for small hydropower plants in 2018

The Ministry of Energy and Mining of Republika Srpska (RS), an entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina, has unveiled a list of legal entities and individuals that received electricity production incentives for small hydropower plants from 2016 to 2018.

Concession agreement scrapped for Trusina wind farm

Concession agreement scrapped for Trusina wind farm

The government of Republika Srpska, an entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina, has severed a concession agreement with Eol Prvi for the construction of the Trusina wind farm in Nevesinje, which had been announced to soak an investment of BAM 150 million (around EUR 76.5 million), the media in the region reported.

GGF extends EUR 1 million to LIDER to on-lend for energy efficiency, small renewable energy equipment

GGF extends EUR 1 million to LIDER to on-lend for energy efficiency, small renewable energy equipment

“We are very pleased to be joining LIDER in promoting energy efficiency and green energy at the micro-enterprise and household level in Bosnia and Herzegovina,” said GGF Chairman Olaf Zymelka.

Serbia planned to own 51%, Republika Srpska 49% of HPPs Foča, Paunci in 1st phase

Serbia planned to own 51%, Republika Srpska 49% of HPPs Foča, Paunci in 1st phase

Serbia planned to own 51%, Republika Srpska 49% of HPPs Foča, Paunci in 1st phase Photo: Twitter.com/MiningEnergyRS Elektroprivreda Republike Srpske (ERS), the power utility of Republika Srpska (RS), an entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), will set up a concession company shortly to enter into contractual relations with Serbia’s public power utility Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS) with the aim of the RS and Serbia building the Foča and Paunci hydropower plants (HPP), said RS Minister of Energy and Mining Petar Đokić.

FBiH government awarding concession to power utility EPHZHB to build pumped-storage HPP Vrilo

FBiH government awarding concession to power utility EPHZHB to build pumped-storage HPP Vrilo

FBiH government awarding concession to power utility EPHZHB to build pumped-storage HPP Vrilo Photo: Pixabay The government of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) has adopted a decision on the procedure to award a concession for the construction of the Vrilo pumped-storage hydropower plant (HPP) with an installed capacity of 66 MW on the Šuica river in the municipality of Tomislavgrad.

Cantonal government moves on EUR 61.3 million wind farm project

Cantonal government moves on EUR 61.3 million wind farm project

According to a press release from the cantonal government – one of 10 in the entity of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) – the agreement is to regulate the parties’ relations concerning a change to the draft contract on the award of a concession to use construction land to build and operate wind turbines, each with a capacity of up to 5 MW, at the Teočak locality.

Serbia, Croatia, BiH, Bulgaria, Romania, Cyprus among countries to improve green transition scores – EBRD

Serbia, Croatia, BiH, Bulgaria, Romania, Cyprus among countries to improve green transition scores – EBRD

Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Bulgaria, Romania, and Cyprus are among countries that improved their 2018 scores in the area of green transition compared to 2017, while the scores of Albania, Macedonia, Greece, Kosovo*, Montenegro, and Turkey, among other markets, remained unchanged, according to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s (EBRD) Transition Report 2018-19.

REIC launches first-ever renewables crowdfunding campaign in BiH

REIC launches first-ever renewables crowdfunding campaign in BiH

REIC, a Sarajevo-based NGO, has invited citizens to donate money for buying and installing solar hot water panels at mental health asylum Drin in Fojnica, launching the first-ever renewables crowdfunding campaign in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Elektroprenos BiH builds 110 kV transmission line to accommodate planned wind farms

Elektroprenos BiH builds 110 kV transmission line to accommodate planned wind farms

Bosnia and Herzegovina’s (BiH) independent transmission system operator (TSO) Elektroprenos BiH has completed the construction of the 110 kV Tomislav-Kupres transmission line, securing steady electricity supplies for the Kupres Plateau and enabling the offtake of electricity to be produced by planned new wind farms in the area.

Low-carbon development in Bosnia and Herzegovina – an opportunity for economic development

Low-carbon development in Bosnia and Herzegovina – an opportunity for economic development

According to the Third National Communication of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Changes, the energy sector was the leading source of GHG emissions in the reporting period (2002-2013), accounting for 53% of the country’s overall GHG emissions.

Fifth International Fair and Conference RENEXPO BiH to be held on October 24-25 in Sarajevo

Fifth International Fair and Conference RENEXPO BiH to be held on October 24-25 in Sarajevo

The fifth RENEXPO BiH, international fair and conference on renewable energy sources (RES), environmental protection, water management and energy efficiency, focused on stepping up investments in Bosnia and Herzegovina, will be held on October 24 and 25 at the convention center of the Hills Hotel in Sarajevo.

GIZ seeking further consultancy services for project in BiH

GIZ seeking further consultancy services for project in BiH

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) has issued another call for expression of interest in taking part in tendering to provide consultancy services for the Promotion of Renewable Energy Sources in BiH project.

GIZ seeks consultancy for project in BiH

GIZ seeks consultancy for project in BiH

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) has issued a call for expression of interest in taking part in tendering to provide consultancy services for the Promotion of Renewable Energy Sources in BiH project.

Czech embassy invites non-profit legal entities to apply for renewables grants

Czech embassy invites non-profit legal entities to apply for renewables grants

Local Small Scale Projects are an integral part of the development cooperation of the Czech Republic in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and they are implemented every year through a grants program managed by the embassy, according to the announcement.

Serbia, Republika Srpska ink memorandum to jointly build HPP Foča, HPP Paunci

Serbia, Republika Srpska ink memorandum to jointly build HPP Foča, HPP Paunci

The governments of Serbia and Republika Srpska (RS), an entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) signed several memoranda at their joint session in Trebinje, BiH, including a memorandum on the joint construction of hydropower plants (HPP) Foča and Paunci, with a total installed capacity of between 90 MW and 95 MW and an estimated investment value of around EUR 200 million.

Slovenia’s Petrol unveils 4.8 MW HPP Jeleč in BiH

Slovenia’s Petrol unveils 4.8 MW HPP Jeleč in BiH

Slovenian energy company Petrol has officially unveiled the Jeleč small hydropower plant (SHPP) on the Govza river near Foča in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH).