The construction of HPP "Komarnica" was first mentioned in 1972, followed with additional studies of energy use in the basin of the river Komarnica, tributary of the bigger Montenegrin River Piva, in the mid-eighties. The HPP Komarnica is planned as as peak hydro power plant, with the dam at the end of slowing down of the existing accumulation of HPP Piva. In 2012, the Montenegrin government adopted a draft detailed plan for a multipurpose accumulation on the river Komarnica as a part of “The Energy Development Strategy of Montenegro by 2025” (EDS 2025), and some preparatory work has started (galleries and boreholes at both coasts of the river). The Minister of Sustainable Development and Tourism assured that construction of the HPP would not affect the natural beauty and cultural heritage of the area, and would instead help development of local communities and ensure a reliable source of clean energy. The local government had a different opinion on the project; therefore the authority of Municipality Plužine supported the idea of the HPP, while the nearby Municipality Šavnik, the poorest municipality in the country, was in disapproval.