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Montenegro’s EPCG looks for KfW loan to expand output at 307MW hydropower plant

  • 2 months ago (2020-03-04)
  • David Flin
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Montenegro’s power utility EPCG has announced that it will enter talks with the German state-owned development bank KfW to help fund expansion of the Pericica hydropower plant. Ivan Mrvaljevic, Development and Engineering Manager at EPCG, said that the plans include construction of a new 58.5MW turbine at the 307MW plant, at a total cost of €23 million.

KfW is already helping EPCG overhaul three turbines at the Perucica plant as part of its ongoing €80 million Greening Public Infrastructure programme for Montenegro.

EPCG operates 649MW of installed hydropower capacity and 225MW of coal-fired power generation capacity. It plans to invest €700 million from 2020 to 2024, targeting mainly renewable energy sources, as Montenegro fosters closer ties with the European Union.