The “Electric Power Industry of Serbia” is the largest producer of lignite in the country.
Generation of coal used as primary fuel in thermal power plants of “Electric Power Industry of Serbia” is carried out in opencast mines of Kolubara and Kostolac mining basins.
Opencast mines of Kolubara basin produce around 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 lignite is produced in Kostolac basin and supplies the thermal power plant “Kostolac”.
The coal basins of Kolubara, Kostolac and Kosovo and Metohija* are in the direct vicinity of thermal power plants.
*As of 1 June 1999, EPS does not operate their plants on the territory of Kosovo and Metohija.