Hydropower plant Djerdap 2 will get new
power and extend its lifecycle since Electric Power Industry of Serbia has a
plan to modernize and rehabilitate its ten units during a ten-year period,
announced Mr. Milorad Grčić, acting general manager of PE EPS.
- Each dinar invested in modernization
of the system will be returned as multiple because each MWh more we produce
means better stability of EPS. Only
strong and sound EPS will be a reliable support for citizens and economy of the
Republic of Serbia. We will increase power of each unit in HPP Djerdap 2 from
27 MW to 32 MW and we will try to achieve this plan without a day of delay by
rehabilitating one unit a year. In this way, we will get new 50 MW for
production of electricity on the Danube – said Mr. Grčić at the ceremony for
celebrating 40 years from the commencement of construction works on HPP Djerdap
He noted that this investment planned by
EPS is important because hydropower plants produce clean energy, they are
easier for maintenance and have lower price for production of electricity.
- Serbia goes “side by side, step by
step“ with EU towards “green energy“ – said Mr. Grčić and added that Serbia and
EPS may proudly boast with two great hydropower plants on the Danube.
- EPS has HPP Djerdap 1, HPP Djerdap 2,
thermal power plants, mines, and we should be aware that this is enormous
heritage which we have to keep, improve, and adjust to EU regulations, where
necessary. EPS manages in doing many of
these – said Mr. Grčić.
Since 1985, when the first unit in HPP
Djerdap started its operation, HPP Djerdap has produced 44.2 billion kWh of
electricity, and for 11 months of this year, 1.4 billion kWh, which is by seven
percent more than planned.
- In HPP Djerdap, there are 225
employees, and there are also people in the same number who work for
contracting companies and this is very important economic point not only for
Negotin Municipality but for the whole region.
The ceremony for celebrating 40 years
from the commencement of construction works on the second Danube hydropower
plant in Serbia was attended by its constructors as well. Mr. Vladimir
Milosavljević and Dragan Nijemčević, who were site managers during construction of Djerdap 2, said that the
hydropower plant was in their heart and that they had been the happiest people in the world during
commissioning of the fist units.
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