We are Fonko Hydro and we are
Small Hydro Power Plant Specialists.
New to Small Hydro Power Plants?

If this is your first encounter with small hydropower the different options and engineering details can seem daunting at first, don't worry, we are here to guide and give profesional support from Start to End.

We are Small Hydro Power Specialists.

Offering feasibility study, tender documentation, design, supervision, consenting and installation expertise for small-scale hydropower projects throughout Republic of Macedonia.

Small Hydro Power Plants provide steady, secure and local electricity.

Small Hydropower Plant potential in the Republic of Macedonia
  • According to an assessment prepared by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the technically feasible potential of SHPPs includes 200 sites with installed capacity of 230 MW, with an annual production of about 990 GWh and with total required investment of about EUR 460 million.

  • According to the Government policy, concessions for construction of SHPP were or will be awarded for 402 sites.

  • So far, 5 tenders for concession of SHPP locations were conducted, 66 concession agreements were concluded with investment value of 110 mil. EUR.

  • In the actual, 6th tender,  80 sites are offered. The tender will be open until 19 of May. The Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning has the overall mandate to prepare, publish and carry out the tender procedure.

Some facts about Republic of Macedonia
The Republic of Macedonia is a landlocked country, located in the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe. It borders Serbia to the north; Albania to the west; Bulgaria to the East; Kosovo northwest; and Greece to the South.

Surface area:
25,713 km2 (9,779 square miles)
Why Invest In SHPP In Macedonia
  • So far, 5 tenders for concession of SHPP locations were conducted, 66 concession agreements were concluded with investment value of 110 mil. EUR.

  • Feed-in tariffs range from 45 to 120 EUR/MWh

  • Concessions are offered for 23 Years.

  • 10% Flat Corporate Income Tax rate.

  • Possibility of VAT refund

  • Construction costs are the lowest in the region

  • Full electricity market liberalization by 2015.

  • IRR on SHPPs in Macedonia can vary between 8% and 14%.

  • Energy demand is expected to grow by 2.6 percent annually over the next decade

  • Energy Development Strategy until 2030

  • Strategy for utilization of RES until 2020

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small hydro power plants.

Why Choose us

Fonko Hydro is a SHPP (Small Hydro Power Plant) SPECIALIST, offering feasibility, design, consenting and installation expertise for small-scale hydropower projects throughout Republic of Macedonia. We pride ourselves on delivering the highest quality projects in the most cost effective way.

  • We set high standards. We offer feasibility study, and We apply advanced methodology of designing, and we continually innovate and improve. 
  • Customers and partners will see us as integral to their success. We will anticipate their needs and deliver on every commitment we make.
  • Uncompromising integrity, honesty, and fairness are at the heart of our company.
  • We work by our Covenants, which encourage openness, teamwork, and trust.
  • Pre-feasibility studies
  • Feasibility studies
  • Documentation for authorisations procedures
  • Economic and financial studies
  • Hydrological and hydraulic studies
  • Environmental impact assessments
  • Documentation for the environmental impact authorisation
  • Documentation needed for financial support
  • Estimate of the plants value
  • Documentation for water concession or other authorisation requirements
  • Preliminary design
  • Construction design
  • Topographical and geological surveys complementary to design
  • Documentation and assistance on civil and hydraulic works contracts
  • Documentation and assistance on electromechanical equipment contracts
  • Construction supervision
  • Final and ongoing testing
  • Assistance to the plants commissioning
  • Operation and maintenance manuals for hydroelectric plants
  • Consulting on plants operation and management
Small hydro power plays a key role in greenhouse gas emissions reduction through green energy production.
Our services
Where there is concern of system performance we assist clients with reviewing the system design and operating parameters to establish compliance with the appropriate regulatory and safety.
We provide a complete capability, from outline to detailed design,Outline design is completed to the same level of precision as detailed design, but it focuses on the physical shape and size of the system so that representative drawings can be produced to support the environmental and planning consent applications.
Project Planing and Studies
Fonko Hydro provides its services with best effort using high skilled/experienced human resources with coordination within the team and the Clients from the beginning of the planning which is very much important for the successful materialization of the project.
In close cooperation with the site team, establish the organization to perform supervision for the construction of the project.