Solar and Wind Energy: EP B&H’s Experiences on the Importance of Adequate Measurements

  • Ajla Merzić
  • Elma Redzić
  • Alma Ademović-Tahirović
  • Mustafa MusićEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series (LNNS, volume 3)


By intensifying the promotion of wind and solar energy potential in the world, a lot international databases have been developed, mostly based on relevant satellite images or recordings. In the case of Bosnia and Herzegovina (B&H) some databases exist. Comparative analyses between Elektroprivreda B&H (EP B&H) measurements on wind and solar energy potential and data from available databases have been analysed and compared. According to performed analysis in this paper, available databases are characterized by an insufficient data resolution, as well as under/overestimations due to the relief structure and local conditions at the sites of interest. Further, some important experiences from the ongoing measurement campaign performed by EP B&H, particularly in terms of wind power on high altitude abandoned areas and harsh weather conditions have been given in this article. Only measurements and evaluations performed in accordance to applicable standards and guidelines create preconditions for techno-economic evaluations of exploiting wind and solar power, with the final aim of building wind and photovoltaic power plants in the country.


Wind Turbine Global Solar Radiation Wind Power Plant Total Instal Capacity Applicable Standard 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ajla Merzić
    • 1
  • Elma Redzić
    • 1
  • Alma Ademović-Tahirović
    • 1
  • Mustafa Musić
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.JP Elektroprivreda BiH d.d. SarajevoSarajevoBosnia and Herzegovina

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