Serbia: Report from EPC Board meeting, energy consumption decrease and power gen results, News Serbia Energy
All indicators suggest that at the end of October there will be sufficient water and coal in reservoirs and at the dumps for the beginning of the winter season. – This year, thermal power plants have produced more energy, as if an additional plant of 530 MW had been working constantly. – Foundations of the Energy Portfolio for the year 2014 have also been determined
During eight months of this year, „Elektroprivreda Srbije“ delivered 25,7 billion kWh, which is by 0.9 percent less with respect to the power plan, аnd this result was mainly influenced by the reduced consumption in the economy, i.e. by the qualified consumers – Dragan Vlaisavljević, Manager of EPS Department for Electricity Trading, said at the PE EPS Board meeting, held on 27 September.
Vlaisavljević pointed out that August had been warmer than the average and this by 3.3 degrees Celsius, аnd that significant availability of coal-fuelled thermal power plants and higher quantities at the dumps enabled the sale of 362 million kWh on the free market. He also announced that all indicators suggested that at the end of October there would be sufficient water and coal in reservoirs and at the dumps for the beginning of the winter season.
At the meeting headed by Mr. Aca Marković, PhD, Chairman of PE EPS Managing Board, аnd also attended by Dejan Trifunović, Deputy Minister of Energy, Development and Environmental Protection, the foundations of the Energy Portfolio for the year 2014 were also determined. They are a part of the preparations for drawing up the Energy Balance Sheet of the Republic of Serbia for the year 2014. Zoran Božović, Manager of EPS Electricity Generation Department, announced the most important information about overhauls and maintenance activities at the mines and in the power plants.
– This year, thermal power plants have produced more energy, as if an additional plant of 530 MW had been working constantly – Božović said. – We have conducted only standard overhauls this year, but it is very important that general overhauls be planned for the next year. Frequent delays in public procurements are among the key problems in conducting the maintenance and overhauls, therefore, it is very important that a Revision of the Annual Business Plan for the year 2013 be adopted as soon as possible, because new items have been added.
Željko Marković, Manager of EPS Department for Electricity Distribution, spoke about the realisation of maintenance plans in distribution companies. He emphasized that „Elektrovojvodina“ had the best eight-month implementation of plan, аnd „Jugoistok“ had the worst. In total, during the eight months, all distribution companies invested 2.42 billion dinars in maintenance, whereas 3.37 billion dinars had been planned.
The Independent Auditor Report on Financial Reports for the year 2012 was also discussed at the Board meeting, аnd the information about procuring the service of auditing financial reports for the year 2014 was also considered. The information about PE EPS taking from its dependent companies the claims for the coal and electricity delivered to companies within the Serbian Defence Industry was also adopted. Board members also made the decision on increasing the financial investment in PD „Ibarske hidroelektrane“, 49 % of which is owned by PE EPS, аnd 51 % by Italian „Seci“. Dejan Trifunović, Deputy Minister of Energy, Development and Environmental Protection, pointed out that the project of building hydropower plants on the river Ibar was a part of the state agreement between Serbia and Italy, and that this project had progressed more than any other and therefore it should be supported.
Decisions were made on transferring substations 10/0.4 kV „Stadion Čair“ and „Gornjomatejevačka“ to public ownership and on their being used by PD „Jugoistok“. It was also decided that „Elektrovojvodina“ should sell its shares in “Metalprogres“ from Zrenjanin to „Elektroporcelan“ from Novi Sad, „Panonka“ from Sombor and „Banat“ from Banatski Karlovac. Board members discussed the information about incorporating the companies „Prim“ and „Georad“ into PD „TE-KO Kostolac“, аnd this procedure should be finalized by the end of this year. Board members also adopted the decisions on changing the authorised representatives of PE EPS at the General Meetings of dependent companies.
Source; EPS Kwh