Serbia: Record production of HPP “Djerdap 1”

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HPP “Djerdap 1” has exceeded the production plan for the whole of 2013. Since the beginning of January until the end September this year, HPP “Djerdap 1”, which provides a fifth of the electricity in Serbia, has produced nearly six and a half billion kilowatt-hours of electricity.

This year there is a record production, and only in September, “Djerdap 1” produced 20 percent more electricity than planned and Electric Power Industry of Serbia delivered 305 million kilowatt-hours of electricity – 55 million more than planned.

In addition to good hydrological situation and good results, the revitalization of hydro units also contributes, which began in September 2009.

“The production plan for 2013 was five billion and 350 million kilowatt-hours of electricity. Such a plan we have exceeded and now we reached 101 percent,” director of HPP “Djerdap” Ljubisa Jokic told the Tanjug news.

Revitalization of aggregate is completed – number four and six, and 1 November we started to repair third aggregate. Hydro aggregate number four was put into operation on 30 September and its revitalization has been, with regular maintenance, the most important job this year, said Jokic.

Also repair of the lock on the Danube is near the end, which will continue to by-pass boats from 20 November after a six months break.

“The six-month lock repair began on May 20. All works shall be executed according to plan and it should be let into operation on 20 November. Until then Romanian ship lock should release boats in both directions,” said Jokic.

According to him, by the end of the year, the most significant work repair will be unit five.

By early December, according to the plan dismantling should be completed, and then we’ll send the equipment to Russia and to Serbian factories in the region.

The goal is to get all the work completed by the end of 2014.

Revitalization of all six aggregates, which should be completed in six years, provides to HPP “Djerdap” more safety, and production will be increased by ten percent.

Source; Serbia Energy/EPS

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