Feasibility study on small hydro power plants promoted.
Minister of Environment and Physical Planning Abdilaqim Ademi promoted the Feasibility Study on the rationalization of awarding concession for use of water for electricity production by way of construction of small hydro power plants, as well as WebSite that will ensure transparency in the implementation of activities and timely and objective information of citizens, investors and all relevant stakeholders.
The Study contains all information required, ranging from economic, through legal, financial to technical analyses, with recommendations and conclusions for 80 locations for which the Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning should award concessions.
"It is of vital importance to explore and offer the most optimal solutions. To that end, and based on the findings of the Feasibility Study, we consider the possibilities for grouping certain locations by watercourse, possibilities to modify preferential tariffs of produced electricity, as well as to amend and supplement net-work rules and simplified connection to electricity network of Macedonia," Ademi said.
He expects increased production and reduced necessity for electricity import; reduced emission of greenhouse gases and local economy triggering activate. From economic point of view, investment costs required to implement all 80 SHPPs have been estimated at 176 million EUR, and the total installed capacity has been estimated at 63 MW (mega watts). Provided that all 80 SHPPs are completed, the total production of electricity is expected to be 226 GWh (giga watts).
Minister Ademi announced that by the end of the year, six packages for construction of small hydro power plants will be announced and the deadline for applications is 90 days from publishing of the tender.
"The website on the small hydro power plants will provide easy access to all necessary information," Ademi said.
INVESTMENTS WITHOUT FINANCING SOURCES IN ENERGY SECTOR AND WITH FUTURE CONCESSIONS FOR ENERGY PRODUCTION Investment without financing sources in millions MKD Hydroelectric Power Plant "Zletovica" 3 phase - 1.789 energetics TOTAL 1.789 Investment with concessions in millions MKD Construction of 400 small HPP 43.058 Construction of 12 HPP - Vardar River Valley 72.584 Construction of the HPP "Chebren" 20.814 Construction of Hydro Power Plant "Galishte" 12.317 Construction of Hydro Power Plant "Boskov most" 4.306 TOTAL 153.079 Source: Water strategy for the Republic of Macedonia / DRAFT VERSION
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|Publication:||Macedonian Business Monthly|
|Date:||Dec 1, 2013|
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