of lignite in the power mix (2019)
This analysis includes a comprehensive Bosnia-Herzegovina energy market report and updated datasets. It is derived from the most recent key economic indicators, supply and demand factors, oil and gas pricing trends and major energy issues and developments surrounding the energy industry. The report provides a complete picture of the country situation, dynamics, current issues and future prospects. With 2019 market data and continuous follow-up of markets news, this report brings clear and concise insights with which to tackle national energy challenges and opportunities. Browse the tabs below for a detailed table of contents, the list of graphs and tables, and details on the data files.
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of lignite in the power mix (2019)
cheaper gasoline than in the EU (2019)
of new wind capacity proposed
Institutions & Energy Policy
Bosnia and Herzegovina is a Balkan country that became independent from Yugoslavia in 1992. Since the signing of the Dayton Peace Agreement in 1995, the country has been split in two entities, the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) and the Republic of Srpska (RS); in addition, the district of Brčko has a special status.
The power sector consists of three vertically integrated public monopolies (90% public): Elektroprivreda BiH (EP BIH), Elektroprivreda RS (ERS) and Elektroprivreda HZ HB (EP HZ HB). The power companies are synchronised and interconnected but there is no competition among them; they are virtual monopolies within their exclusive service territories (no unbundling of distribution companies).
The indigenous energy sources are lignite and hydro. Lignite reserves are significant and estimated at about 2.3 Gt. The economically exploitable hydro potential is estimated at 6 GW or 19 TWh. The potential of other renewables is estimated at 2.5-5.9 GW for wind, up to 1 GW for solar and up to 857 MW for biomass. Oil resources are estimated at 73 mbl.
Gas prices are regulated and have been increasing since 2018 (+8%/year for industry and +10%/year for households until 2020), due to the higher cost of Russian supplies and a degraded exchange rate. They had increased by 7%/year for all types of users over 2010-2015, before declining until 2018 (-14%/year for industry and -16%/year for households).
The country's overall consumption per capita reaches 1.8 toe (36% below the EU average in 2019) with electricity accounting for 3 435 kWh (36% below the EU average).
Issues & Prospects
According to NOS BIH's plans, electricity consumption is expected to increase by 1.1%/year between 2020 and 2031. Many power projects have been announced, including 1.4 GW of lignite-fired projects, 1.5 GW of hydropower, 2.9 GW of wind, and 0.4 GW of solar, but NOS BIH expects less than 600 MW to be commissioned by 2031.
Below is a list of the Bosnia-Herzegovina energy market report graphs:
In the Bosnia-Herzegovina energy market report you will find the following tables:
The Bosnia-Herzegovina energy market data since 1990 and up to 2019 is included in the Excel file accompanying the Bosnia-Herzegovina country report.
It showcases the historical evolution, allowing users to easily work with the data.
Key Data included in the excelsheet:
The Bosnia-Herzegovina country report is complemented with a national power generation dashboard (excel file) from our Power Plant Tracker Service.
Data included in the excelsheet:
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