Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Power System: From the First Luminaires to the Modern Power System. Part I: History

  • Samir AvdakovićEmail author
  • Anes Kazagić
  • Mirsad Hadžikadić
  • Aljo Mujčić
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series (LNNS, volume 3)


This two-part chapter presents historical overview of the development of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s (B&H) power system with its trends and challenges in the future. B&H has a very wealthy and turbulent history of power system development which went through different development phases over time. It is possible to single out some very successful and progressive phases during more than 120 years. A very interesting period in this area is the period up to the First World War, when development of B&H power industry followed the development trends in Europe and USA. Also, the period after the Second World War presents a period of intensive construction of power plants, transmission and distributions grids, and an intense increase of power consumption. At the end of the twentieth century, the B&H power system experienced a significant destruction and power consumption in 2010 came again to the level of consumption from 1991. Today, B&H power system has been renewed and became a modern power system which is the part of the European power system. Also, in this paper we present some important dates and events related to the development of B&H power system, as well as trends and challenges in the sector of power distribution and power generation systems, with presentation of related specific technical indicators.


Power Plant Power System Thermal Power Plant Instal Capacity Power Sector 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Samir Avdaković
    • 1
    Email author
  • Anes Kazagić
    • 2
  • Mirsad Hadžikadić
    • 3
  • Aljo Mujčić
    • 4
  1. 1.University of SarajevoSarajevoBosnia and Herzegovina
  2. 2.EPC Elektroprivreda BiH d.d. SarajevoSarajevoBosnia and Herzegovina
  3. 3.Complex Systems InstituteUNC CharlotteCharlotteUSA
  4. 4.Univesity of TuzlaTuzlaBosnia and Herzegovina

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