Serbian Utility EPS, Italy’s SECI Energia Sign Preliminary Agreement on Hydro Power Project – Media
BELGRADE (Serbia), June 10 (SeeNews) – Serbia’s power monopoly EPS has signed a preliminary agreement with SECI Energia, part of Italy's Gruppo Industriale Maccaferri, on a hydro power project that could be implemented in the Balkan country, local media reported.
The agreement provides for the preparation of an analysis and a feasibility study for the construction of hydro power plants in nine locations along the river Ibar, in southern Serbia, daily Politika (www.politika.rs) reported earlier this week.
The agreement was signed by the head of EPS Dragan Markovic and the president of SECI Gaetano Maccaferri, it added.
The combined installed capacity of Serbia's power plants is 8,355 megawatts (MW). It includes 5,171 MW in coal-fired plants, 353 MW in gas-fired plants and 2,831 MW in hydro power plants, according to figures from the EPS website.
EPS produced 35,039 gigawatt hours (GWh) of electricity last year, of which 25,028 GWh in thermal power plants and 10,011 GWh in hydro power plants.
No power plants have been built in Serbia over the past 20 years.