Slovenia: HSE’s HPPs accomplished exceptional production

, SEE Energy News

In the first three months of 2021, exceeding the plan for the period by 33 %, hydropower plants operated by the Slovenian HSE Group, through its subsidiaries Dravske Elektrarne Maribor (DEM), Soske Elektrarne Nova Gorica (SENG) and a 49 % stake in Hidroelektrarne na Spodnji Savi (HESS), produced 986 GWh of electricity.

The best production in March was recorded by DEM, which exceeded the plan in that month by 21 %, and in the first three months of the year by 40 %. SENG exceeded the plan for the first three months of the year by 36 %. Director of SENG Radovan Jereb said that, besides good hydrology, maintaining the availability of production facilities at a high level, which is a result of careful and regular maintenance of equipment and facilities, contributed the most to such exceptional production results of the company. SENG adjusted regular revisions to the favorable hydrological conditions, in particular in the first two months of 2021, to utilize to the greatest possible extent the available electricity production potential. An increase in the quantity of water is expected in the second half of April, when the higher air temperatures will result in thawing of the snow in the high mountains. It is expected that the production by HSE’s hydropower plants will exceed the set plans in that period as well. The HSE Group thus remains the largest producer of electricity from renewable sources in Slovenia with almost a 90 % share.