Energy prospects in BiH
Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) is rich in natural resources indispensable for the production of electrical energy. The Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) and the Republika Srpska (RS) are majority owners of power utility companies and by extension, most mines, hydropower plants and fossil-fueled plants in BiH.
Some lesser ownership over the energy sector is in the hands of private interests that have been given concession permits for mining, construction and utilization of hydropower and fossil-fueled plants or the opportunity to build wind or solar power plants. Private coal power plants have not yet been constructed, nor have any of the long advertised big wind parks. What has been going on are that small hydro-power plants and solar power stations are being connected to the grid managed by the power utilities to which they sell electricity.
To prepare maps of the current and planned energy facilities and ore resources, which you may find on this web site, reporters of the Center for Investigative Reporting in Sarajevo (CIN) used the government and public records from the FBiH Ministry of Energy, Mining and Industry; RS Ministry of Energy, Mining and Industry; DERK, FERK, RERS, NOSBiH, the power utility companies, and the RS and the FBiH Commissions for Concessions.