German consultancy Intec chosen to assist Hrgud wind farm
Elektroprivreda Republike Srpske (ERS), the second largest energy supplier in Bosnia and Herzegovina, has selected a German consulting company to support the development of the new Hrgud wind farm.
The state-owned Elektroprivreda Republike Srpske, based in Srpska, is an electricity generation and distribution company. As part of its strategic plan (which is geared towards the green energy transition in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the energy supplier is investing in a number of power plants for the generation of renewable energies, including the Dabar, Buk Bijela and Bistrica hydropower plants, the Trebinje 1 solar power plant and the Hrgud wind farm.
Elektroprivreda Republike Srpske plans to add a total of 1,000 MW of renewable energy capacity to its entire portfolio of renewable energies in the coming years, with the Hrgud wind farm having an installed capacity of 48 MW and an average annual production of 126 GWh.
The business case for the wind farm was approved in 2016 when the German KfW bank committed to pay 60 million euros.
Elektroprivreda Republike Srpske is now entering the next project phase and is preparing the tender documents for the construction of the wind farm. During this phase, the utility company is advised by Intec, a Germany-based energy consultancy that is part of the GOPA Consulting Group, a 700-strong international consultancy that operates in several sectors.
Intec was entrusted with the creation of the project documentation, the documentation of the tendering phase and the supervision of the procurement of a construction partner. The German consulting firm was also commissioned to build the wind farm – the first wind farm that was first developed by Elektroprivreda Republike Srpske.