Serbia: Power utility EPS marks decreased electricity production in 2014

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Record floods damaged the Serbia state’s energy infrastructure in May 2014, decreased electricity production and the operation of biggest coal mine Kolubara that supply EPS’ biggest power stations Nikola Tesla TENT.

Serbian state-owned power utility Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS) announced its electricity output fell 14.6% to 31,963 GWh in 2014.

Final electricity consumption in Serbia amounted to 33,575 GWh last year, down 13.1% from 2013, the power utility company said.

EPS’ thermal power plants produced a total of 20,454 GWh of electricity in 2014, down 22.9% on the year, while hydro power output rose 6.7% to 11,455 GWh. Combined heat and power plants generated 63 GWh of electricity in 2014.

Coal production at EPS-operated mines totalled 29.2 million t in 2014, down from 39.5 million t a year earlier. The company’s overall customers numbered 3.55 million in 2014.

The total net output capacity of the EPS power generation facilities added up to 7,124 megawatts at the end of 2014.

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