EPBiH - Hydro Power Plants Project

Location:

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Project number:

44199

Business sector:

Power and energy

Notice type:

Public

ESIA disclosed:

14 May 2013

Status:

Complete

Target board date:

17 Sep 2013

Purpose of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessments

The EBRD is considering extending a non-sovereign secured corporate loan to Elektroprivreda Bosne i Hercegovine (“EPBiH”) of up to EUR 35 million for the financing of the rehabilitation of the Una Hydro Power Plant (“HPP”), near Bihac, and construction of Vranduk HPP, near Zenica. This loan would represent an important benchmark for the power sector in BiH and send a positive signal to the commercial banking sector in the country.

The EBRD loan will finance the necessary infrastructure improvements at the Una HPP and an installation of an additional 6.4MW turbine, increasing the capacity of the plant from 9.4MW to 15.8MW. As part of the same facility, EBRD is also currently considering financing the construction of the 20 MW Vranduk HPP.

As part of this Project, the Bank has also arranged Technical Assistance to provide support for the drafting of the new energy law of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Federation of BiH) and ensuring its alignment with the South East Europe Energy Community Treaty entered into by BiH.

There is a project summary document available for this project.

ESIA Summary

Power Plant Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA)
Bosnian English

Non-Technical Summary (NTS) of the ESIA
Bosnian (307KB - PDF) English (228KB - PDF)

Project Information Leaflet
Bosnian (545KB - PDF) English (733KB - PDF)

Stakeholder Engagement Plan (SEP)
Bosnian (594KB - PDF) English (375KB - PDF)

Environmental and Social Action Plan (ESAP)
Bosnian (632KB - PDF) English (575KB - PDF)

Land Acquisition and Compensation Framework (LACF)
Bosnian (753KB - PDF) English (578KB - PDF)

Full ESIA availability

Full ESIA documentation is available locally at:

EBRD Headquarters in London, environmentandsocial@ebrd.com

and

the EPBiH website as well as the following locations:

  1. EPBiH Sarajevo: Vilsonovo šetalište 15, 71000 Sarajevo, BiH
  2. Zenica Municipality Building: Trg BiH 6, 72 000 Zenica, BiH
  3. EPBiH Zenica: c/o Electrodistribution Zenica Safvet bega Bašagi?a 6, 72000 Zenica, BiH
  4. EBRD Sarajevo (BiH): 15th Floor, Tower B, Unitic Towers, Fra An?ela Zvizdovi?a 1, 71000 Sarajevo, BiH

Enquiries

Amil Kamenica,
Executive Manager for Capital Investment, EPBiH

Kadira Močević,
Head of Department of Environmental Management, EPBiH

Telephone: +387 33 751 749
Fax: +387 33 751 748

Address: Vilsonovo šetalište 15, 71000 Sarajevo
E-mail: he_vranduk_ESAP@elektroprivreda.ba

 

This document was prepared at an early stage of project development, before consideration by the EBRD Board of Directors. Details of a project may change following disclosure.

Environmental and Social Impact Assessments and ESIA summaries are produced by project sponsors, and the EBRD makes them available without any comment or implied endorsement. Any views expressed or statements made in the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment or the ESIA Summary do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the EBRD.

Last updated 25 June 2014