Elektroprivreda HZHB, a Bosnian power utility, plans to develop a 132 MW wind project in Bosnia. The project will be located near Rakitno, in the southern part of the country. The project will consist of 20 wind turbines. The feasibility study for the project has recently been completed.
Currently, Elektroprivreda HZHB is in the process of organising a tender for the preparation of project documents. As per the local media reports, the Poklecani wind farm is part of the public investment programme of the government of Bosnia’s Federation.Bosnia has three state-owned power utilities, of which Elektroprivreda HZHB is the smallest. It is based in the Federation, one of two autonomous entities that form Bosnia and Herzegovina. The other entity is the Serb Republic.
Recently Bosnia’s Sarajevo Canton government also announced that Suzlon Wind Energy BH, a unit of Danish company Suzlon Wind Energy will be developing the Ivan Sedlo wind farm. The construction of the 25 MW wind farm will begin in August 2021. The wind farm is expected to be launched for trials next year and commissioned in 2023.
Bosnia’s Sarajevo Canton government signed a 30 million euro agreement with Suzlon Wind Energy BH for the construction of the wind farm. There was an annexure to the agreement which also mentioned the purchase of latest defrosting technology. Ivan Sedlo is a mountain pass on the Ivan Mountain, near Hadzici, a town located some 20 km west of Sarajevo.The Sarajevo Canton is one of 10 cantons of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.