Improving the financing environment for renewable energy projects through local administrative capacity building in R. Srpska

Name Improving the financing environment for renewable energy projects through local administrative capacity building in R. Srpska
Country Bosnia and Hercegovina - Republic of Srpska
Programme Component BACID Fund Call 5 (2016)
Year 2017
Priority Theme Smart City
Topic Smart City - Energy
Implementing Organisations JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
Partner Organisations PREDA-PD, CIDEA-City Development Agency Banja Luka
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Last update 29. 3. 2023 by Admin



Objectives and results

The objective of this action is to improve the administrative capacity of public bodies responsible of permitting procedures for renewable electricity projects, and therefore reduce the administrative risks of investing into renewables (RES) in BiH.

This will be done through a “training for trainers” workshop – as a result of the workshop, representatives from municipal public bodies will:

  • be trained on permitting procedures for RES in BiH;
  • learn about successful measures to decrease administrative risk from Austria as well as from regional case study from Serbia where recent measures have improved the administrative framework considerably;
  • engage into a discussion with other participants, representing local energy regulators and project developers and develop a joint action plan for minimising the existing risks and improving permitting procedures;
  • improve permitting procedures in their municipalities.

Implemented activities

  1. Organisational activities related to workshop preparation;
  2. Sending out invitations and registering participants;
  3. Preparation of workshop materials;
  4. Conducting of pre-workshop Skype interviews with key stakeholders in order to engage them actively in shaping the main discussion points;
  5. Implementing 1-day workshop that will gather representatives of local municipal public bodies, energy regulators and project developers;
  6. Writing a workshop report with the main outcomes and recommendations for improving the administrative environment for renewables in BiH;
  7. Disseminating the workshop report, summary and findings through the Joanneum Research expert mailing lists, PREDA RS mailing lists comprising of local municipalities and public bodies, follow up emails to participants, media outreach with main findings.

Available materials

Further information and contact

Andreas Tuerk
JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH

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