Montenegro: Power utility EPCG negotiate intensively with the government about electricity taken from European grid

21. June 2013. / SEE Energy News

Electric Power Industry of Montenegro (EPCG) is in the constant contact with the montenegrin government about the problem of electricity supply for Aluminum Plant (KAP), and final information of this issue is expected in a few days, it was announced from the power company.

Director of functional unit (FC) Supply, Vladimir Bojičić, said that the management of EPCG is in the constant contact with the montenegrin government.

“The negotiations are intense and we expect to get the final information very soon. Currently there is not clear and precise information, but we expect to have more information about the KAP problem in the next two or three days “said Bojičić on the press conference of EPCG.

The situation, as he said, is changing from hour to hour and from day to day. Today, at two o’clock pm, runs down deadline to KAP when they should begin to return illegal electricity consumption from European interconnection system, which was used by 22 February to 23 May.

After european regulators warning Montenegrin Transmission System (CGES) addressed to EPCG stating that the Montenegrin transmission network will be unable to take power from the European interconnection. EPCG has decided that three weeks, until tomorrow, balances the power system for an additional 84 MW, after which the KAP, unless he find a supplier, will be excluded from network. “As a responsible company, we recognized an obligation to help CGES does not enter into the problem”

Bojičić said that the EPCG decided to balance system for three weeks as good will of company to help CGES, because KAP is not the only customer in Montenegro.

“As a responsible company, we recognized an obligation to help CGES does not enter into the problem, so in that way we have  kept the system as it should be. What happens next, we will see. We are waiting for negotiations between CGES and KAP” said Bojičić.

On the question whether he thought that the KAP was closer to the exclusion or long-term supplier, he answered that all depended on the business policy of the company.

Source;MNE Gov/Serbia Energy See desk

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