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FERK Holds its Second Regular Session in 2024

The Regulatory Commission for Energy in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FERK) held its regular session today, during which it issued a decision on the determination of additional end-users of special social significance. FERK assessed that, besides the entities defined by law, it is justified to include entities involved in primary healthcare activities as end-users of special social significance.

Namely, the Law on Electric Power in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina stipulates that end-users of special social significance include entities whose facilities are connected to the distribution system of electrical energy with a voltage lower than 1 kV and who engage in activities and tasks of educational, charitable, social, religious institutions, organizations and associations, employment and accommodation of special categories of individuals, and other tasks of special social significance, as determined by FERK. Customers in this consumption category have the right to be supplied with electrical energy within the framework of public supply services.

To fulfill its responsibilities, FERK, in today’s session, established a draft regulation on reporting, which is now subject to a public discussion process. An oral public discussion on the Draft Regulation on Reporting will be held on January 29, 2024, at 11 am in FERK’s premises in Mostar. The draft and the public notice can be downloaded from the FERK website www.ferk.ba. Interested legal and natural persons can submit written comments to FERK’s address or email address (contact@ferk.ba) until February 2, 2024, by 12 pm.

The draft regulation on reporting specifies the types of reports, documentation, and forms, as well as the deadlines and the manner in which permit holders for conducting energy activities and the Operator for Renewable Energy Sources and Efficient Cogeneration regularly report to FERK.

Considering that, by law, an electro-energetic entity is not obligated to possess a permit for the production of electrical energy in plants with an installed capacity of up to 1 MW, FERK, following the requests of “GRANITEX” d.o.o. Čapljina and HIDROELEKTRANA BUK d.o.o. Široki Brijeg, issued resolutions on revoking permits for electricity production. Electro-energetic entities still retain their status as qualified producers in their production facilities.

With the resolutions adopted at today’s FERK session, the status of a qualified producer was also determined for the following applicants: Solar Power Plant “ALIĆ,” owned by Izudin Alić from Tešanj, Solar Power Plant “JOZIĆ” 22.50 kW from Prozor-Rama, “FORTIN” d.o.o. Tešanj, “NASTRO” d.o.o. Tešanj, “MOGIPS” d.o.o. Mostar, and SRC “GABELJIĆ” d.o.o. Sarajevo for three production facilities.

By decision, the Draft Permit for the activity of electricity production by the applicant DRIN – ENERGIJA d.o.o. from Grude was submitted for general discussion. The draft and public notice can be downloaded from the FERK website, and interested parties can submit their written comments on the permit draft until January 30, 2024, by 12 pm, by mail to the FERK address or electronically.

Furthermore, following the review of appeals against acts issued by JP Elektroprivreda BiH d.d. – Sarajevo, FERK made six decisions during the session, as announced by FERK.