The Kovačica wind farm, the first fully new power plant to be connected to Serbia’s power distribution network after nearly three decades, officially opened 19th September in the presence of the Minister of Energy and Mining of Serbia, Aleksandar Antić, the Israeli Ambassador to Serbia, Alona Fisher-Kamm, and representatives of the investor, the Israeli company Enlight, and the Serbian partner, New Energy Solutions.
This power plant, which has been operational since July 2019, has 38 installed wind generators, with a total power of 104.5 MW. It will produce energy for more than 68,000 households, thereby helping reduce CO2 emissions by around 250,000 tons a year.
For the needs of the construction and the operations of this wind farm, the investor built and reconstructed over 40 km of roads, and the total value of the investment in the Kovacica wind farm is EUR 189 million. The EBRD provided a loan of EUR 49 million, whereas the other financiers are Erste Group and Erste Bank Serbia.
Serbia currently has five active wind farms, and another wind farm should open in October, as announced.
Let us remind that this is the first fully new power plant to be connected to the network of Serbia, after Pirot and Kostolac in 1990 and 1991.