INA Plans Zitnjak Solar Power Plant Following Ministry Approval

May the 25th, 2023 - INA is now officially planning the Zitnjak solar power plant after having gotten the green light from the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development for its construction. 

As Poslovni Dnevnik/Marija Brnic writes, last year, Croatia's well known national oil company INA began the construction of two new solar power plants, which will produce electricity to supply to the public distribution network. On top of that, it's also investing in the construction of solar power plants for its own needs.

As touched on above, INA has just received approval from the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development for it to launch such an investment in the Zagreb area without the need to prepare an environmental impact study, something that is usually required when it comes to such investments.

To speak more specifically, the location of the new Zitnjak solar power plant would be at Ina Maziva. Now approval has been granted, the plans are for the construction of a power plant in which 1270 photovoltaic modules will be installed, and it will produce half a megawatt of electricity, which is enough for all of the current needs of Ina Maziva.

The location of the upcoming Zitnjak power plant and substation is planned in an area where there is currently a grassy area which spans about 28,000 square metres in total, where there are plants for the production and filling of packaging with motor oil, glass cleaners and other liquids, as well as the required office space.

As it is already an industrial zone, the assessment of the competent ministry is that there are will be no negative effects on the surrounding environment. The value of this investment by INA hasn't yet been publicly disclosed, since a public tender is still to follow, on which the start of the investment will entirely depend.

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