Hydropower Balkans 2017 International Summit


The international summit “Hydropower Balkans 2017” – is a professional platform, bringing together chief ministers, major investors, decision-makers of the leading hydropower plants and investment project initiators, as well as regulators, to consolidate efforts focused on efficient implementation of key projects for the construction and reconstruction of HPPs across the Balkan region.

Event Type:
Nov. 15-17, 2017
Podgorica , Montenegro

  • Balkan greenfield projects with 2018-2025 implementation period: Albania, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Bulgaria, Romania and Kosovo
  • Energy Ministerial Meeting on international cooperation and effective implementation of the investment projects in the Balkans
  • Onsite visit to one of the most progressive HPPs in the Balkan region – explore effective project execution strategies!
  • Meeting the investors: project initiators will discuss collaboration opportunities with international investors within prescheduled meetings
  • Leaders’ debate: Single region implies consolidated energy market! Projections of governments, initiators and investors. Finance and investment landscape
  • Case studies from companies, successfully carrying out their projects for HPPs’ construction and modernization across the region
  • Tailor-made session and exclusive exhibition: innovative solutions and equipment in the context of greenfield and brownfield development
  • Unparalleled networking opportunities: gala dinner, exhibition, champagne roundtables, and face-to-face meetings
  • FAST AND EFFICIENT! Roadshow of breakthrough technologies and equipment

  • 2000 HPP to be constructed in Balkan region by 2025
  • EUR 819 million to be invested in hydroelectricity in Balkans
  • 8400 MW – existing and under-construction hydropower capacity in the Western Balkans, generated by 53 middle and large HPPS and 203 SHPPs
  • 1 567 MW is potential of Small HPPs in Balkans
  • 436 HPPs to be built in Albania by 2025
  • Serbia has the highest in the regions installed hydropower capacity – 2,835 MW
  • 522 MW new capacity is a hydropower target of Bulgaria by 2018
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina has a hydropower potential of more than 6,000 MW, of which only 2,504 MW is currently exploited
  • Macedonia has a hydropower potential of 5,500 GWh, of which only about 1,500 GWh is currently utilised
  • 1655 MW is Croatian hydropower capacity goals by 2020, which are currently realised by 14%
  • Only 18% of total hydropower potential is installed in Montenegro. There are currently 27 projects being implemented on some 25 water courses.
  • Energy Regulatory Office of Kosovo plans construction of some 140 MW hydropower capacities by 2020.
  • The installed capacity of hydropower of Romania is 6,715 MW, representing a third of Romania’s total installed electricity generating capacity
  • By 2020, the aim of Slovenia is to have 568 plants with a total installed capacity of 192 MW (758 GWh).
  • To date, EBRD has supported 51 HPPs with EUR 240 million in Western Balkans
  • The European Investment Bank (EIB) has provided EUR 437 million for construction of 5 hydropower plants in Western Balkans

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