Electricity

Elektroprivreda Srbije commissions EUR 9.5 million substation on Mt. Kopaonik

Elektroprivreda Srbije commissions EUR 9.5 million substation on Mt. Kopaonik

Photo: EPS

Published

September 28, 2018

Country

Comments

0

Share

Published:

September 28, 2018

Country:

Comments:

0

Share

Public power company Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS) has put into operation a state-of-the-art 110/35/10 kV substation on Mt. Kopaonik, in a project worth EUR 9.5 million, implemented by German engineering group Siemens, EPS said in a press release.

The 110 kV Kopaonik substation, with 35 kV and 10 kV outputs, has a cutting-edge technology, according to the press release from EPS. Safety is at the highest level, and electricity losses are negligible. The substation is connected to the dispatch center in Kraljevo, which will enable remote management of the new facility.

EPS’ investment will create conditions for a better and more reliable electricity supply to the largest winter tourism center in Serbia, EPS said in the press release, adding that the new substation has a capacity three times larger than the old one.

“The equipment installed in the new substation is Siemens’ state-of-the-art technology, with the highest level of security for every employee during intervention. The new substation was built to help preserve the existing volume of tourism and stabilize electricity supply to existing tourist facilities, but also to enable new investments,” said EPS acting General Manager Milorad Grčić.

He said the substation was built in line with the latest standards for altitudes above 1,500 meters, which means it is completely protected against all weather conditions.

Full stabilization of power supply to be achieved by end-2019

It is necessary to connect the Jošanička Banja substation with the Kopaonik substation in order to achieve a full stabilization of power supply in this region and prevent situations seen a few years ago, when snow cannons had to be shut down in order to secure electricity supply for all the hotels, Grčić said.

These additional works will be completed by the end of 2019, and after that Mt. Kopaonik will have a completely stable electricity supply.

Srdan Srdanović, head of energy management for the Adriatic region at Siemens, said the project was completed eight months ahead of schedule.

EPS has recently completed a EUR 3 million upgrade of the 110/20 kV Subotica 1 and Subotica 2 substations in the northern part of the country.

Comments (0)

Be the first one to comment on this article.

Enter Your Comment
Please wait... Please fill in the required fields. There seems to be an error, please refresh the page and try again. Your comment has been sent.

Related Articles

Monsson-merge-wind-farm-PV-unit-Romania-hybrid-power-plant-storage

Monsson to merge its wind farm, PV unit in Romania into hybrid power plant with storage

20 February 2024 - Monsson Group is developing a hybrid wind-solar-storage project with the largest battery energy storage system in Romania

kozloduy hyndai nuclear unit

Hyundai shortlisted for installing new nuclear units in Kozloduy

20 February 2024 - Bulgaria has called on potential contractors to express interest in the construction of a new nuclear power plant with AP1000 technology

GGF UniCredit Bank Serbia EUR 50 million renewables loan

GGF deepens cooperation with UniCredit Bank Serbia with EUR 50 million renewables loan

20 February 2024 - UniCredit Bank Serbia obtained a EUR 50 million loan from GGF for utility-scale renewables projects, strengthening its ties with the fund

EU approves EUR 6 9 billion state aid for hydrogen infrastructure

EU approves EUR 6.9 billion in state aid for hydrogen infrastructure

19 February 2024 - Strategic hydrogen project IPCEI Hy2Infra, which seven EU member states developed jointly, got a green light from the European Commission