November 6, 2018 - The company “Benergo” from Berane, whose founder is the Berane Municipality, and Executive Director Radomir Mihajlović, received a concession for the construction of the small hydroelectric power plants (SHP) Miolje polje on part of the Berane plumbing system.
By the concession agreement, which should be signed by Minister of Economy Dragica Sekulic by mid-month, Mihajlovic is allowed to use the water from the source Merica, as reported by “Dnevne novine”.
"The rights and obligations between the state and the concessionaire, as well as closer conditions of financing, research, design, construction, usage, maintenance, revitalization and the takeover of SHP Miolje polje, will be determined by the concession contract. The concession, based on the energy permit is given for 30 years, with a fee of 6.1 percent of the planned annual electricity production," it is stated in the document recently adopted by the Government.
“Benergo” submitted a request for issuing the energy permit to the Ministry of Economy at the end of 2015. After a detailed review and analysis of the documentation, it has been established that the criteria set by the law and the rules have been met. Accordingly, the company from Berane received the energy permit in 2016. After submitting a request for a building permit, “Benergo” will have to solve property-legal relations in relation to the land that is in the direct function of the concession’s realization. The concessionaire should also provide the money for the implementation of the contract, and to rationally use the constructed facilities, with the safety provisions for the people and property. The obligation to submit bank guarantees is also envisaged, of which the first one, in the amount of 30,000 euros, is submitted on the day of signing the contract.
"At the latest 15 days after the beginning of the second phase of the plan, the concessionaire is obliged to submit a new guarantee for the execution of works for the first year in the amount of 25% of the value of the planned investment," it was emphasized in the Governmental document.
The financing and fulfillment of the contract realization plan, including in particular the development of technical documentation, preparatory works, construction works, road alignment, connection to the power system, and the maintenance and operation of SHP, will be fully provided by “Benergo”.
The first phase of the contract, whose implementation will last for one year, refers to the execution of the technical documentation, while the facilities of the future SHP will be built for two years. The remaining 27 years relate to the operation of SHP, after which it will transfer to state ownership. The small plant Miolje polje will have an installed power of up to one megawatt.
Text by Dnevne novine, on November 6th, 2018, read more at CdM