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Meat company Pivac installs 1.2 MW PV plant for self-consumption

Meat company Pivac installed 1,2 MW PV plant for self-consuption

Photo: Meat processing factory PPK (Pivac)

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September 8, 2020

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Meat processing company Pivac Group has installed a 1.2 MW solar photovoltaic plant on the roofs of its factory PPK Karlovačka Mesna Industrija. The facility will produce electricity for self-consumption. The EUR 1 million investment was implemented by HEP ESCO, a member of the HEP Group.

The 7,500-square-meter PV facility has 3,939 PV panels, with an individual capacity of 305 W, and the expected annual production of 1.2 GWh. This is a little more than 10% of the annual consumption of PPK, which will now become a prosumer – both a producer and a consumer of electricity.

The PV facility will produce 10% of the PPK annual consumtion

The first results are better than expected because in the trial period of one quarter the production was 720 MWh of electricity.

The payback period of the investment is estimated at 5.2 years, according to the Pivac Group website.

“Our goal is to contribute to the protection of the environment, which is reflected in the reduction of CO2 emissions by 274 tons per year,” the company said.

The PV system is entirely labeled “made in Croatia”

Igor Miljak, CEO of PPK, said the company is especially satisfied that the project can be entirely labeled “made in Croatia.”

Croatian company Enerco Solar designed the solar facility, and all equipment including the panels were produced by domestic manufacturer Solvis, he added.

Half of the investment was co-financed by grants from the Ministry of Agriculture.

HEP ESCO launched HEP EE solar plus program

HEP ESCO built the solar power plant as the first project under the HEP EE solar plus program for investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy sources for industrial facilities.

Pivac Group intends to continue the installation of solar power plants of self-consumption

HEP, like all large energy companies, has recognized the trends and needs of the market and in its offer, in addition to energy supply, it is including increasingly complex and modern energy services, said Željko Jelačić, director of HEP ESCO.

Pivac Group intends to install a 2 MW solar power plant in the new factory of the meat industry Pivac Braća, which is currently being built in the Ravča Economic Zone near Vrgorac, as well as a 1 MW solar power plant in meat industry Vajda Čakovec.

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