November 6 (SeeNews) - Bosnian Muslim-Croat Federation’s power regulatory commission, FERK, said it has granted licences for construction of small hydropower plants to two local companies – investment group MIMS and electricity generation company GRID.
MIMS was awarded a licence to build a hydropower plant on the Cemernica river in the municipality of Pale-Praca in eastern Bosnia, FERK said in a statement on Thursday.
In 2007, MIMS got a 30-year concession for four small hydropower plants in eastern Bosnia.
GRID, headquartered in Sarajevo, got a licence to build the Mujada hydropower plant, located on the Prusacka river in the municipality of Donji Vakuf in central Bosnia.
“The construction of these hydropower plants will significantly increase the share of renewable electricity production,” the statement said.
The commission also received a request to issue a licence to local durable goods trader Susa Commerce for the construction of a wind power plant, Mostre 1, in the municipality of Visoko in central Bosnia.
Around one-third of the electricity generated in the Federation comes from hydroelectric power plants. The rest is produced by coal-fired thermal power plants.
The Muslim-Croat Federation is one of the two parts of postwar Bosnia. The other is the Serb Republic.