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Generating renewable energy through small hydropower plants

With its subsidiaries in Macedonia and two entities in Bosnia with an installed capacity of some 8.4 MW, Energy Eastern Europe currently powers over 8000 homes in Southeastern Europe, helping to make CO2 emissions savings of 26,000tonnes every year.

Automated plants are used to convert the ample water reserves across Southeastern Europe efficiently into electricity. On the basis of 25 years of experience in the construction of hydropower plants in Austria, seven have been built in Macedonia to date.

The first plants were opened in Macedonia in 2013, to the north of Skopje on the Brestjanska (138) and Ljubanska (75) river.

Since 2013, the Mala Reka and Golemaca plants have been established in the Demir Hisar region in the south-west of the country, providing a total capacity of 0.6 MW. 

The three plants in the Kriva Palanka region near the Bulgarian border were up and running by 2016 and now produce clean energy, with a total capacity of around 1.485 MW and a standard output of 5538 MWh. Energy Eastern Europe has also been granted authorisation to construct further plants, which are currently at various stages of development.

The main focus of Energy Eastern Europe Hydro Power is to utilise relatively small rivers efficiently by building small hydropower plants with a capacity range of up to 10,000 KW, paying particular attention to environmental aspects and exploiting the expertise at its disposal in Austria.

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