New record for wind power in 2014

New record for wind power in 2014

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) published its “Global Wind Report” for the year 2014. To give you a short overview, we created an infographic with some of the key figures from the 80 page report. Overall, the wind market recovered from its sharp decline in 2013 to just above 35 GW of new installations. Global installations

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) published its “Global Wind Report” for the year 2014. To give you a short overview, we created an infographic with some of the key figures from the 80 page report.

Overall, the wind market recovered from its sharp decline in 2013 to just above 35 GW of new installations. Global installations went up further than ever, reaching just over 51 GW of new installations in 2014.

When it comes to offshore wind energy, Europe is still frontrunner. This looks considerably different with the onshore market. At the end of 2014 nearly a third of the world’s total onshore wind power plants were standing in China. With 114 GW of onshore wind power, the country is on track to reach its goal of 200 GW wind power until 2020 – or could reach this milestone a few years early. The report includes a market forecast for 2015 to 2019, in which the authors also expect Asia to be the dominating market over the next few years. The development of wind power in the USA and Canada on the other hand, is much
harder to predict. Europe is expected to stay stable, whilst in the markets in India and Latin America a strong growth is expected.

According to the measurements dating back to the pre-war period in the region of Trebinje through Mostar to Bugojno we have promising values for wind energy. However:

– Wind-atlas at the state level does not exist and research in this area are sporadic

- There is only one plant in operation, others are in the preparatory period

There is interest for construction of wind power plants in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Company Vran-Dukić from Tomislavgrad submitted the application and project documentation for construction of 57 wind power plants in Gradina, municipality
Tomislavgrad. Also company Ivovik from Livno has applied for concession for construction of 24 wind power plants in Ivovik, municipality Livno.

All these ideas and projects has been slow and there is no progress in the last few years. The wind farm on the plateau Podveležje has already supposed to start with construction but the project stagnated. We can see from above that Bosnia and Herzegovina has the potential for wind power, the only question is when will our authorities figure that out.

Renewable Energy Projects in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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