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KfW Projects in Serbia

Rehabilitation of hydroelectric power plants Bajina Bašta and Zvornik

Donor: Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Partners: Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS)
Project Period:
Bajina Bašta  2007 – 2013
Zvornik          2011- 2021


  • The Bajina Bašta and Zvornik hydropower plants were built in 1968 and 1955 and have exceeded their economic and technical life.
  • Without extensive refurbishment and modernisation the two hydropower plants’ electro-mechanical units would suffer from serious malfunction.
  • The turbines have been overhauled in both power plants, and their service life has been extended by 30-40 years.


The project includes the rehabilitation of the turbines and the modernisation of the electro-mechanical equipment in both hydropower plants.


  • The Bajina Bašta and Zvornik projects have increased their capacity by 15% and 30%,
  • 460 MW of installed capacity have been rehabilitated in total,
  • 77 MW of power were additionally commissioned

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