Suzlon Wind Energy BH gets green light to build wind farm in Sarajevo Canton

Wind turbines. Photo by: EBRD (www.ebrd.com).

SARAJEVO (Bosnia and Herzegovina), May 18 (SeeNews) – The government of Bosnia's Sarajevo Canton said it has given the go-ahead to Suzlon Wind Energy BH to build a wind farm in the town of Hadzici. 

Suzlon Wind Energy BH, based in Bosnian capital Sarajevo, is a subsidiary of Indian renewable energy solutions provider Suzlon Energy Ltd, which is present in 18 countries worldwide.

The cantonal government has granted a concession to Suzlon Wind Energy BH for the construction and operation of the future Ivan Sedlo wind farm, it said in a statement earlier this week.

"This is our first energy project from renewable energy sources and we hope it will be implemented", Muharem Sabic, economy minister of the Sarajevo Canton, said.

"The local community and the Sarajevo Canton will have significant benefits from the wind farm, as 60% of the concessions fee will go into the municipal government budget, while 40% will be directed into the cantonal budget," Sabic added.

According to Bosnian media reports, the wind farm will have an installed capacity of 25.2 MW and 12 wind turbines.

The Sarajevo Canton is one of 10 cantons of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, one of two entities in the country. The other is the Serb Republic.

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