Montenegrin EPCG to implement first floating solar project
Date: June 28th 2021
Author: Peter Palčec
The Montenegrin power utility EPCG will develop its first floating solar power project on an artificial reservoir in central Montenegro, said the company on Saturday.
“We are sure that this and similar projects will have multiple benefits, both for the modernisation of EPCG's production capacities and for the energy stability of the entire country,” added Rovcanin.
Some Danish companies have already expressed their interest in building a floating solar power plant on the reservoir. Meanwhile, the Norwegian energy group Statkraft recently started producing power from its first floating solar plant, located in neighbouring Albania.
The Montenegrin government said last week that EPCG should not be privatised but rather find foreign partners for new wind and solar projects.
Additionally, land in western Montenegro is cheap and ideal for the construction of large solar farms, said EPCG recently.
Montenegro is drafting a new energy strategy, which will focus on renewables in a bid for the country to gradually reduce CO2 emissions to zero.