On the side-lines of the Energy Summit in Trebinje on 20 and 21 May, Director Kopač held a series of meetings with key state and entity government representatives responsible for energy, including the Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations in the Council of Ministers, Stasa Kosarac, Minister of Energy and Mining of Republika Srpska, Petar Djokic, and Minister of Energy, Mining and Industry of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Nermin Džindić. The Director also met the Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Milorad Dodik.
The meetings focused on the country’s decarbonization pathway, the introduction of carbon pricing and the adoption of a state-level Law on Electricity and Gas compliant with the Third Energy Package. The Director also discussed the challenges of the energy transition with CEOs of electricity incumbents from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Croatia.
On 22 May, Director Kopač met with representatives of the power utility Elektroprivreda BiH (EPBIH), majority owned by Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. During the meeting, the utility’s General Manager Admir Andelija signed a letter of intent on the gradual introduction of an internal mechanism to price carbon emissions of EPBIH’s plants and operators with the support of the Energy Community Secretariat, in the presence of the entity Minister Džindić. The challenges of decarbonisation and the Tuzla 7 thermal power plant project were also discussed.
Trebinje, 21 May 2021