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November 26, 2021

Bistrica, Serbia

By Carmen

Bistrica is a 680MW hydro power project. It is planned on Uvac/Lim river/basin in Sumadija and Western Serbia, Serbia. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2025 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2029.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 680 680 Permitting Sumadija and Western Serbia, Serbia Elektroprivreda Srbije


The project is being developed and currently owned by Elektroprivreda Srbije.

Bistrica is a pumped storage project. The hydro reservoir capacity is planned to be 80 million cubic meter. The gross head and net head of the project will be 378m and 360m respectively. The project is expected to generate 370 GWh of electricity. The project cost is expected to be around $674.316m.

The hydro power project consists of 4 turbines, each with 170MW nameplate capacity.

The project will have 4 electric generators installed at the project site. The generator capacity is likely to be 180 MVA.

Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2025. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2029.

About Elektroprivreda Srbije

Elektroprivreda Srbije, or the Electric Power Industry of Serbia (EPS) is a government energy company in Serbia. The company generates, distributes and transmits electricity. EPS operates, thermal, hydro, gas and liquid fuel power plants with an installed capacity of 8,359 MW. EPS operates four open pit mines to extract coal along with the processing and transportation of coal. Furthermore, EPS offers services in the areas of steam and hot water production in combined heating processes. EPS is a vertically organized company, with 11 subsidiaries and three public enterprises which include eight companies for coal and electric power generation and six for electric power distribution. EPS is headquartered in Belgrade, Serbia.


All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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