Croatia: RWE expands business from electricity to gas market

, SEE Energy News

RWE has its present in Croatia since 1996 and has established local relationships connected to its joint business with state-owned power utility HEP at the TE Plomin thermal power plant, and to ZOV, a waste water treatment plant in Zagreb.

RWE Hrvatska, a unit of German energy company RWE Group, has started offering gas supply services to business customers in Croatia through a newly set-up unit, RWE Plin, RWE Plin statement said.

RWE Plin said in a statement it is entering only the business segment of the local gas market because prices on the household segment are regulated and its full liberalization will not happen until 2017.

Business customers in Croatia have been able to switch gas suppliers for a couple of years now and over 500 large companies have so far taken advantage of this option, the statement said.

RWE is currently the only company on the Croatian market offering both gas and electricity supplies to its customers.

In 2013, RWE entered Croatia’s power supply market after acquiring local electricity supplier Energija 2 Sustavi and renaming it to RWE Energija.

RWE Energija currently has 100,000 power supply customers.

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