The government of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina in a session on Thursday approved a decision to issue the energy permit to a local private investor for the 125.4-MW Siroka Draga wind power project.
The investor, Bosnia-based firm Imres doo Livno, is seeking to install 19 units of 6.6-MW wind turbines at the Kamesnica mountain, south-western Bosnia, as part of this project. The Siroka Draga wind farm is expected to produce some 403 GWh of electricity per year, the government said in Thursday's press release.
Strictly speaking, the Federation’s government gave its approval for the energy ministry to issue the permit. According to the law on electricity of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Federation entity, power projects of 30 MW and above also require the approval of the parliament before construction of the energy infrastructure can start.
The government said it would send its conclusions on the project to the parliament for discussion and eventual adoption.
The Siroka Draga project was initiated in 2009 with wind measurements that showed that the selected site had exceptional resource potential, according to the government. In 2018, Imres president Pero Vrdoljak told the business news outlet, eKapija, that his company had already built the main access roads for the project.
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