The republic of Serbia has a total area of 88,361 km² and a population of 7.5 million. The southern part of the territory is mostly mountainous and divided into the Dinaric Mountains in the southwest and the offshoots of the Balkan Mountains in the southeast.
WIND FARM SITE
The ‘SEEWIND’ demonstration site no 3 is located near the city of Surdurlica in Psinja Administrative District in the Republic Serbia. The turbine will be part of the Vlasina wind farm, which is planned by AD Masurica on Vardenik Mountain, specifically the Vilje kolo ridge (from 1604 m to 1753 m) southeast from the peak of Veliki Streser (1,875 m). The wind farm site is located 8 km south of the mountain lake Vlasinsko. The Government of Serbia has decided to build a tourist centre in Vlasina with funds from the World Bank. The proposed wind power plant is incorporated in the physical plan tourist area but no funding for financing the wind farm will take place.
Four hydro power stations are located in the area of Vlasina with a total installed capacity of 110 MW which mostly are used for the peak power generation. This means that the area has a good infrastructure to feed in (up to 50 MW) electricity generated by wind power into the national grid.
WIND FARM PROJECT
The wind farm project will be located at two different locations at altitudes between 1,500 and 1,600m a.s.l. The proposed locations have a potential for operating approximately 30 turbines with an installed capacity between 50 and 70 MW.
The development of the wind farm project Vlasina is incorporated in the physical planning for a tourist centre in Vlasina.
The area for wind farm development is owned by the investor, AD Masurica. The area is dedicated for wind farm development by the Serbian Government (By-law on the Plan of Urban Development of the Vlasina Region) and the administrative district authorities. An agreement from the grid operator concerning grid connection is commissioned.