Serbian newspapers claim that due to insufficient amounts of coal, the production of electricity at thermal power plant complex Nikola Tesla (TENT) is 10 % lower than planned, which could lead to a situation where state-owned power utility EPS will be forced to import electricity during the winter or Serbia will have to face electricity cuts.
As a result of coal shortage, all units at TPP Nikola Tesla B will operate at a reduced capacity this winter. According to the newspapers, the monthly coal production plan at TPP Nikola Tesla A is only 50 % realized (397,000 tons), while only 35 % (196,000 tons) of coal production plan at TPP Nikola Tesla has been realized. The results may improve by no more than 6,000 to 7,000 tons per days, as the quality of coal is low.
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Tags: coal, electricity, electricity import, electricity production, Nikola Tesla, Serbia, TENT, TPP