Acciona, DTEK win energy approvals for projects in Croatia

May 11, 2023 11:55 AM ET
  • The Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Croatia has actually released energy authorizations to Acciona and DTEK for the construction of a solar energy plant and a wind farm, specifically.
Acciona, DTEK win energy approvals for projects in Croatia

The Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development has actually released the choices to provide power approvals to the best bidders in the tenders for the installation of the Promina photovoltaic power plant and the Brda Umovi wind farm.

The ministry chosen Acciona Energija for the Promina solar energy project. The place is in the district of Promina in the Šibenik-Knin area. The prepared capacity is 150 MW and also yearly output is estimated at 274 GWh per year, the document reviews.

Of note, amongst the 216 requests for energy authorizations, Promina is the biggest solar project. Currently, the biggest power plant in Croatia gets on the Vis island. Acciona has one wind farm in Croatia, Jelinak, with a capacity of 30 MW, and also prepares to build 2 even more.

DTEK is developing a wind farm near Split

The 2nd energy approval was granted for the Brda Umovi wind farm, with a capacity of 127 MW. The site is 25 kilometers eastern of Split in the Split-Dalmatia county. It is in the regions of the community of Šetanovac as well as the cities of Omiš and also Trilj.

The project is being developed by Vjetroelektrana Brda Umovi. The acquisition of the company by DTEK Renewables International, had by Ukrainian private energy group DTEK, is underway.

Of note, in October 2019, DTEK signed a collaboration agreement with Croatian state-owned power utility Hrvatska Elektroprivreda (HEP).

Croatia presented power approvals with the Law on the Electricity Market in October 2021 as well as defined them as one of the initial conditions that an investor must fulfill to construct a solar or wind power plant.

At the time, the government said that it wished to choose the severe projects amongst all that gotten any kind of main paperwork, but investors claim the process of issuing authorizations is also slow.

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