Executive Director for Energy Management at Montenegrin power utility EPCG, Darko Krivokapic said that the production of hydropower plants in the first eight months is 40–50 % lower compared to the same period last year, due to unprecedented drought which lasts since the end of 2016.
Krivokapic stressed that modest production results are even more drastic in comparison to projected amounts for the first eight months of 2017, adding that drought is the only reason for such poor performance. For example, in the first eight months of the year, the precipitation in the Zeta catchment area was 687 liters per square meter, while in the same period last year it amounted to 1,200 liters per square meter.
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