Macedonia: HPP Spilje and HPP Globocica produced 334 million kWh of electricity in 2016

, SEE Energy News

According to the officials of the Macedonian power utility ELEM, planned electricity production at hydropower plants Spilje and Globocica in the first half of 2016 has been not just fulfilled, but also exceeded.

HPP Splije near Debar and HPP Globocica near Struga, both situated in Crni Drim catchment area, produced 334 million kWh of electricity in the first six months of this year.

HPP Spilje produced 207 million kWh in the first half of 2016, which is 30 % more than planned. Therefore, this hydropower plant has achieved 75 % of the annual electricity production plan. HPP Globocica produced about 127 million kWh during this period, which is 22 % more than planned and represents 66 % of the annual production plan.

These results are achieved mainly due to favorable hydrology in Crni Drim and Radika catchment area and successfully implemented maintenance of equipment at these hydropower plants. Debar and Globocica accumulations currently have water reserve to produce additional 30 million kWh of electricity each. The average water inflow is about 30 cubic meters per second.

Last year these two hydropower plants produced a total of 542 million kWh of electricity, which is considered as one of the best production results, transmits