Serbia, How much electricity was exported this month?

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The expert public believes that this is an important step in the recovery process of the electric power system of Serbia after the collapse and breakdowns that EPS suffered during the last winter season, as well as a guarantee that the domestic profession has enough knowledge to manage the sector without hiring foreign consultants.

EPS told Danas that in the conditions of the biggest energy crisis in the world, the company is working on improving the production of coal and electricity. Accordingly, during the summer and autumn, the necessary overhauls were carried out on the coal production systems and in the power plants.

Good connoisseurs of developments in the power sector point out that the export of electricity per hour in Serbia amounts to about 400 megawatts, which on a daily basis reaches about eight gigawatt hours of electricity.

When it comes to production, the thermal sector has stabilized at a figure of 3,000 megawatts per hour. Hydro capacities are at the level of 1,600 megawatts and production from thermal power plants is about 400 megawatts (Novi Sad, Zrenjanin, Sremska Mitrovica owned by EPS and Pančevo owned by Gazprom energoholding).

The profession claims that the increased export of electricity, conditioned by better hydrology, is the initial sign of the recovery of the Serbian power system. However, as experts point out, the credit for good production results lies primarily in the better management of the hydropower sector in the Electric Industry of Serbia. Namely, inflows are managed better and the meteorological situation is carefully monitored. The so-called backwaters are filled, they are emptied regularly, this process is being carried out right now, because a stronger inflow is expected for the weekend, so the area is being prepared for the reception of new water.

It is expected that EPS will continue to produce electricity on a larger scale and sell surpluses abroad due to the good performance of hydro capacity until ice appears on the waterways.

Energy expert Vojislav Vuletić tells Danas that the increased production in EPS hydroelectric power plants and the export of electricity is a good thing and a reliable proof that the company is recovering and that it is now managed professionally compared to the period when it experienced a collapse due to bad management in the past winter.

– This is a situation that certainly encourages and increases security when it comes to the functioning of the EPS. Namely, the ability of EPS to produce significant amounts of electricity and to export it in conditions of good hydrology and the fact that the construction of block B3 in the Thermal Power Plant “Kostolac B” will be completed in the near future is a firm guarantee that consumers in Serbia will be able to count on stable supply of electricity – says Vuletić.

According to his words, the initial phase of the recovery of the electric power system and the export of EPS electricity abroad are at the same time an indicator that within that company as well as in Serbia there are enough professional staff who can not only ensure the smooth functioning of the company but also improve its operations. . This is irrefutable proof, according to Vuletić, that it is not necessary for foreign experts to manage EPS, but that it should be left to domestic professionals, Danas writes.