Despite the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the implementation of ‘Trans-Balkan Electricity Corridor (I): Section Montenegro, Part II’ is marking significant progress. The safety measures were designed and introduced at all construction sites since the outbreak of the pandemic.
Replacement of the equipment in substations Mojkovac, Bar, Ulcinj and Herceg Novi, carried out within the Project, was successfully completed during 2020.
The works for replacement of high-voltage equipment and reconstruction of control and relay protection system in Cetinje and Nikšić substations are underway. After the completion of works in these two substations, the actions for further modernisation of substations Budva, Tivat, Podgorica 1 and Podgorica 2 will commence.
The replacement of equipment thus modernisation of the substations will ensure stability in system operation and increase security and quality of power supply for both citizens and economy in these local communities.
The implementation of 'Trans-Balkan Electricity Corridor (I) - Grid Section in Montenegro - Part II’ project is being supported by the European Union. The EU has allocated EUR25 million under the Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF) for works and supplies, while the grant is being distributed through the German development bank (KfW).