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Bosnia’s Federation Sees Electricity Output Falling 6.0% to 9,038 GWh in 2011

SARAJEVO (Bosnia and Herzegovina), February 14 (SeeNews) – Bosnia’s Federation said on Monday it expects its electricity output this year to decline 6.0% to 9,038 gigawatt hours, which will be more than enough to cover its needs.

The Federation’s electricity needs are expected to total 8,675 gigawatt hours (GWh) this year, which means that planned production will secure stable power supply, the Federation’s government said in a statement following a regular meeting.

Of the total, 5,800 GWh will be generated by thermal power plants and 3,070 GWh by hydro power plants.

The Federation, one of Bosina’s two autonomous regions, also said it will need 900,000 tonnes of oil and petrol products in 2011. It will buy 250,000 tonnes from Bosnia’s other autonomous region, the Serb Republic, and will import the remainder.

The Federation plans to import 214.3 million cubic metres of natural gas this year, up 4.0% compared to 2010. The entire amount will come from Russia.

Natural gas consumption this year is expected to be 3.0% higher than in 2009, the statement said without giving a figure.

The entity expects to mine 7.032 million tonnes of coal in 2011, up 11% compared to last year. Of the total, 5.7 million will go to satisfy the needs of the local thermal power plants and 225,000 tonnes will be exported.  

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