From year to year, the miners of "Elektroprivreda Srbije" prove with their work that they are the strongest link in the chain of security of the Serbian energy system. Without you, the miners of "Elektroprivreda Srbije", who work in all conditions, 356 days a year and by ice, rain, snow, heat, it would not be possible to ensure stable and safe production of coal and electricity in Serbia. With the mining greeting "Happy" I wish you good health and a happy Miner's Day!
EPS miners fulfilled semi-annual plans and devoted labor compensated for the backlog of the winter period, when ice waves and poor conditions hampered coal mining. The day-to-day work of the mining sector enabled better production in thermal power plants, which, at the time of a very bad hydrological situation on the Danube and the Drina, are the backbone of energy production.
In the first half of this year, EPS miners dug a total of 17.5 million tons of coal, which is one percent more than planned. The production of coal on the mines of the Kolubara Mining Basin and the Kostolac mine Drmno in the period January-June 2017 was at the level of production in the same period last year.
We expect that by the end of the year, production plans will be fulfilled in both the mining sector and in the production and supply of electricity of about 3.5 million EPS customers. The results from the first half of the year show that the plans are achievable thanks to the valuable and responsible employees in EPS. Thanks to the expertise, responsibility and commitment of all employees and especially miners, "Elektroprivreda Srbije" has provided stable electricity supply to households and businesses in Serbia and during the hottest tropical days.