The Electric Power Industry of Serbia is the largest lignite
producer in the Republic of Serbia, and this power product is the greatest
source of electricity in the country. About 70 percent of electricity is generated
from the coal used in EPS’ thermal power plants.
Production of the coal that is used as the main fuel in
thermal power plants of Electric Power Industry of Serbia is performed on the
open cast mines of Kolubara and Kostolac basins, located in the vicinity of
thermal power plants.
Kolubara open cast mines produce about 75 percent of lignite
in Serbia and supply thermal power plant Kolubara, thermal power plants Nikola
Tesla and thermal power plant Morava. 25 percent of Serbian lignite is produced
in Kostolac basin and it is used for the supply of thermal power plant