German consultancy Intec selected to support Hrgud wind farm

23 September 2021 1 min. read

Elektroprivreda Republike Srpske’s (ERS), the second largest power utility in Bosnia and Herzegovina, has selected a German consulting firm to support the development of the new Hrgud wind farm.

Based in Srpska, state-owned Elektroprivreda Republike Srpske is a power generation and distribution company. As part of its strategic plan (which is aligned to the green energy transition of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the utility company is investing in a number of renewable energy generation plants, including the hydropower plants Dabar, Buk Bijela and Bistrica, the solar power plant Trebinje 1, and Hrgud wind farm. 

Across its renewable energy portfolio, Elektroprivreda Republike Srpske plans to add a total of 1,000 MW of renewable energy capacity in the coming years, with the Hrgud wind farm to have an installed capacity of 48 MW and an average annual production of 126 GWh of electricity.

The Hrgud wind farm will generate 126 GWh of electricity annually

The business case for the wind farm was approved in 2016 when Germany’s KfW bank committed to provide €60 million of the around €64 million needed for its construction, with Elektroprivreda Republike Srpske covering the remaining €4 million.

Now entering the next phase of the project, Elektroprivreda Republike Srpske is preparing the tender documentation for the wind farm construction. Advising the utilities company during this phase is Intec, a Germany-headquartered energy consulting firm that is part of GOPA Consulting Group, a 700-strong international consultancy active in several sectors. 

Intec has been tasked with preparing the project documentation, the tender phase documentation, and supervising the sourcing of a construction partner. The German advisory firm has also been enlisted to oversee the construction of the wind farm – the first wind farm first to be developed by Elektroprivreda Republike Srpske.