01 April 2006

Electricity problems continue in Kosovo

B92, Belgrade, March 1, 2006 16:34


BELGRADE -- Wednesday - The Kosovo Electric Corporation is having problems once again with producing electricity in two thermoelectric plants in Obilic.


KEC officials have told B92 that recent weather conditions and precipitation have flooded the coal mines in Dobro Selo, and as a result, the power plants cannot receive their needed supplies of coal. Because of the situation, the Kosovo A and B thermoelectric plants are working at a technical minimum.


"Currently there are about 420 - 430 megawatts per hour and that is very little for the current demand." KEC officials stated, adding that as a result, Kosovo communities are experiencing energy restrictions again.


The problems with flooding started last week when the dam on the Sitnica River burst open, flooding the power plants.