The liberalization of the electricity market in Croatia has led to an increase in the number of companies operating within this sector, which was eight times higher in 2015 compared to 2008.
The analysis of the companies operating in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity in the 2008-2015 period showed that although the number of companies in the sector increased by almost eight times (89 in 2008, 704 in 2015), the number of employees decreased from 13,465 in 2008 to 11,808 in 2008. Main reason for the reduction in the number of employees is lay-offs in state-owned power utility HEP, which in 2017 had 1,786 employees less compared to 2008, but also the fact that the majority of new players in the Croatian electricity sector are companies with no employees, 488 of them to be exact.
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Tags: Croatia, electricity, electricity supply, financial, GEN-I, HEP, HSE, RWE, statistics