Kosovo faces major power shortfall due to plant outages


Kosovo faces major power shortfall due to plant outages

Kosovo’s power utility KEK said on Friday it was facing major power shortages after a 200 megawatt (MW) unit of its Kosova A coal-fired power plant was taken offline on Nov. 21 due to a technical defect.

KEK said the unit should resume production on Nov. 26.

“Our production capacities are currently over 400 megawatts per hour,” it said in a statement, adding the 264 MW unit of its Kosova B coal-fired power plant, which had been offline for a regular overhaul, would reconnect to the grid on Dec. 15.

Kosovo relies on coal for most of its electricity generation. KEK’s ageing plants can produce a maximum 800 megawatt hours (MWh) of electricity, while domestic demand in winter is up to 1,100 MWh, KEK said. Read More

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