Serbia Energy Weekly news digest 6/2014, News Serbia Energy
Minister of Energy, Development and the Environment Protection, prof. dr Zorana Mihajlovic, confirmed plans of the thermal power plant “Nikola Tesla A “in Obrenovac, where preparations for repair of unit A3 are underway, in which will be invested over 70 MEUR.
The development of electric power system is a key link in the development of the entire electric power system of Serbia and about nine billion EUR should be invested in this area by 2030th, according to the new Energy Development Strategy Draft.
The public sector should be better informed than others on new legal obligations. Customers can unite in purchasing, because they will have better conditions for a bigger amount and it would be good if the founder organized them.
Serbia: Max production in power gen facilities made electricity for exports and financing for overhauls
Maximum production in 2013 made the surplus of electricity compared to the domestic need for the final customers. In addition to the financial income, which was realized through the sale on the open market,
It is planned, within three years, for the regulated price to reach a level that provides an appropriate profit and a real possibility of investing.
So far, 70 percent of customers have signed contracts for the electricity supply, while others, if they do not do the same by 1st March, are at risk of disconnection from the network.
Extremely big inflows were not entirely used for the electricity production. During the spring there were a lot of discharges which protected the bank zones from the floods.
Energy law is clear, the dynamics of the market opening is precisely prescribed, all the bylaws acts are passed and the customers know for a long time that they have to go in the open market.
With the known problems regarding the expropriation in MB “Kolubara” and significant delay in relocation of the cemetery in Vreoci, while planning the coal production
Foreign investors, who come to Serbia today, only ask for the possibility of privatization of ” Mining Smelter Basin (MSB) “Bor”, says Dr. Boris Dragovic Chairman of the MSB Bor , who is also chief of cabinet of Lazar Krstic, the Minister of Finance.
The maximum production of electricity in 2013 is the result of great availability of the units, reduced planned and unplanned deadlocks, as well as favorable weather conditions in the first half of the year .
Serbia: Warm weather alleviated the electricity consumption in 2013, Free sale increased, the report from state energy company
The past year was 1.8 degrees warmer than the average which is why the sale to the final customers was 2 percent lower than the planned, and the export was at the highest level since the beginning of this century. – Good hydrology in the first half of 2013
Serbia exclusive: Electricity market liberalization and market share of EPS, impact on big consumers, the report
Some customers were not timely informed and some missed to initiate public procurement procedure on time. The most important thing for market functioning is readiness of the operators of the transmission and distribution system say in state energy company EPS.
Free-range rude electric meters, that we have now, do not steal from consumers, but large thefts would be prevented with new devices, say experts. Aleksandar Obradovic, acting Director General of Serbia Power Utility Company,
In “Thermal Power Plants and Mines Kostolac” when it comes to procurement, particularly in the Department of Commercial Affairs, the year 2013 was marked by the beginning of the implementation of the new Law on Public Procurement.
In Veliko Gradiste wind farms are coming, which will be financed by the Italian-Serbian company for renewable energy, “MK Fintel Wind”. The company “MK Fintel Wind” won permission by Serbian government for the wind farm of total capacity of 30 MW in December
Although it looks like a pre-election story, deposits of gold and copper in the vicinity of Bor are real, confirmed reports of American and Canadian mining corporation Freeport-McMoRan and Reservoir Minerals
Serbia: EPS power gen facilities achieved the record production, but did not achieve the annual plans, overhauls needed
Even though the thermal power plants of EPS achieved the maximum production and PE “TPP-KO Kostolac” the record production of 6.47 billion kWh as well, they did not reach the annual plans by the balance for 2013, and that is 1.4 percent.