Montenegro, There is enough electricity for the current and next month of September, and the further situation will depend on several factors

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Montenegro has enough electricity for the current and next month of September, and the further situation will depend on several factors, primarily hydrological, announced today the head of the corporate communications sector of the Montenegrin Elektroprivreda (EPCG), Tomaš Damjanović.

He was a guest in the TVCG morning program and said that the situation with electricity is delicate, and that restrictions and price increases are one of the options if the situation does not improve in the coming period.

“Restrictions are generally a consequence of the global energy crisis, which affects everyone, including us. The market situation is delicate and inconvenient for all participants. It can happen that you have enough money to buy electricity, but there are not enough goods on the market” , stated Damjanović.

He said that 117 million was spent on electricity in the first seven months, while 28 million was allocated for the same period last year.

“We will try not to end up in a situation like some countries in the region, but restrictions are one of the options. We also need the outstretched hand of customers – households, the economy, public administration”, Damjanović stated.

When asked about the price increase, Damjanović said that if the situation in the facilities and the hydrological situation is favorable, there will be no price increase.

“The prices of all items have gone up, price increases are an unpopular measure and we are doing everything we can to prevent that from happening. Of course, that is one of the options if the circumstances do not go according to plan”, said Damjanović.

It is too early to say how the talks between EPCG and Turkish Tosijali will result, Damjanović assessed and added:

“Talks have started and will continue, and what will result is early speaking.” EPCG’s interest is to operate in the general interest and to reach as many sources of electricity as possible.”

He points out that they detected the second and third quarters as problematic, which was not the case before because, as he says, the prices were different, Euronews writes.