SARAJEVO, Bosnia (December 5,2008) - A delegate in the Bosnian State Parliament's House of People Slobodan Saraba requested from the Bosnian government yesterday to take urgent measures to stop Croatian power company HEP from "stealing further the electric power from the Trebisnjica hydro power station".
Saraba then concerted that the debt for "unlawfully taken" power amounts to 3.5 billion kilowatt-hours, and accused Croatia for incurring damages in excess of 200 million Bosnian Marks. He wants immediate action from the government to prevent this threat to Bosnia's power system.
In Jume 2008,Ante Colak, a member of the FBIH entity parliament, has also accused the Croatian power company HEP on more than one occasion of threatening the energy sovereignty of Bosnia, because of the fact that HEP is refusing to pay a concession fee of 20 million Bosnian Marks for using the water from the Busko Blato artificial lake (for its hydro power stations on the Cetina).
Colak claims that HEP earns around 55 million Bosnian Marks a year on the water from that reservoir, but pays only 1.6 million Bosnian Marks. He accuses the HDZBiH Party of conspiring with HEP, and refusing to raise the issue of an adequate fee.