Montenegrin company EPCG launches a 47 MW solar power station project in Niksic

The state-owned coal and electricity producer Elektroprivreda Crne Gore (EPCG) has received urban planning and technical requirements from the government for a solar power plant project with a peak capacity of 47 MW in Niksic. Previously, a company established just four months ago reached the same milestone in constructing a solar park with a capacity of 186 MW, also in the territory of Montenegro’s second-largest city.

The outgoing government of Montenegro continues to issue urban planning and technical requirements for large investments in solar energy. To move to the next stage, developers must obtain approvals and endorsements from various regulatory bodies and ministries, including electricity grid operators.

Проект солнечной электростанции мощностью 47 мвт в НикшичеУ

State-controlled EPCG is the latest company to reach this milestone. It has been given the green light to construct a photovoltaic park with a peak capacity of 47 MW in Niksic. This is the second-largest city in the country, where its headquarters are located.

This location is near Stubo, north of Lake Krupac, a few kilometers northwest of Niksic. The expected annual production is 61.7 GWh, as stated in the document. EPCG owns the land.

The municipal enterprise manages the only coal power plant in the Balkans – Pljevlja. Previously, EPCG received urban planning and technical requirements for a small hydroelectric power plant project at the Otilovici reservoir, from which it supplies water to the facility.

The Rudine Energy Park from Podgorica intends to install a photovoltaic installation with a capacity of 186 MW near Niksic.

Last week, the government also published urban planning and technical requirements for the Rudine Energy Park. The company, founded in May, is based in the capital city of Podgorica.

The 131-hectare site is located on the outskirts of the village of Rudine, west of Niksic. According to the government’s data, the potential peak capacity of the solar power plant project is 186 MW. The land is privately owned.

Montenegro does not have large-scale solar power plants, although projects are measured in gigawatts.

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