Serbian Republic has significant potential for renewable energy, particularly when it comes to solar and wind power, said a professor at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Banja Luka Petar Gvero.
In the Republic of Serbian share of renewable energy sources in the past year was about 42.9%, and the goal is to increase the absolute amount for 6% and reach 48%, said the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining Serbian.
The Ministry points out that, when it comes to wind energy, the most promising sites in the Republic of Serbian to build a wind farm located in eastern Herzegovina, in Nevesinje, Berkovic, Gacko and Trebinje.
The Ministry note that wind farms, as a unmanaged sources, must be built with caution, because of possible problems connecting to the network and downloading the electricity subsidizing electricity and balancing responsibility.
– It is determined that the Republic of Serbian will encourage electricity generation in wind power plants with total installed capacity of 100 megawatts, or 200 gigawatt-hours by 2020 – explained in the Ministry.
Republic of Serbian has determined priority parks to be built by 2020 and to be connected to the network, due to the fact that in Bosnia and Herzegovina can be connected to the electricity network of 350 megawatts of installed capacity in wind farms, of which in the Republic of Serbian total 120 megawatts .
– Until now, the concession was granted for the construction of two wind park in the municipalities of Nevesinje and Berkovići, total installed capacity of 96.5 MW – people in line ministry.
The concession for the construction of wind farms Trusina, the installed capacity of 49.5 MW in the municipality of Nevesinje granted to company Aeolus first Nevesinje, and the construction of this wind farms is expected by the end of 2017.
– The concessionaire for the construction of wind farms already given planning and environmental permit and negotiating with vendors. Estimated total investment amounts to around 140 million KM – said in a line ministry.
The concession for the construction of wind farms Hrgud, the installed capacity of 48 megawatts in the municipality Berkovic got the Power Industry of the Republic of Serbian Trebinje, and the total estimated value of the investment is about 126 million KM.
The Ministry says that the funds for the project provided by the Government of Germany, through the German Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and while the work on the harmonization of the credit agreement.
Professor of Mechanical Engineering in Banja Luka Petar Gvero said that the wind farms are very demanding investment, both in terms of techniques, such as the choice of technology, adequate access roads, as well as in terms of finance, which require extensive preparation.
– All this should be accompanied by obtaining concessions and proper documentation. And because of the specificity of production, if we consider that the stochastic wind energy source, it must be ensured adequate transmission infrastructure, that such a source integrated into a complete system of electric power industry – said Gvero.