- Category: Economy
- Published on Tuesday, 14 December 2021 21:40
December 14, 2021
The Kosovo Power company (KEK) said on Tuesday that its thermal power facilities were experiencing serious problems after part of the Kosovo B plant experienced failures and could shut down.
Economy Minister Artane Ruzvanoli said that Kosovo was in a state of emergency because of the increased demand for power and fuels and high import prices. The Kosovo B power plant. “The situation was relatively good because we relied on our own production since early November and that covered the demand but the cold weather raised power consumption and imports. The import prices of electricity are very high and that brings the emergency situation,” Pristina-based media quoted her as saying.
Local media warned that an entire block of the thermal power plant could shut down because of technical failures, leaving Kosovo without the 550 Mw it produces. Pristina also risks losing central heating across the city, the media warned, adding that KEK is currently producing 360 Mw of electricity with demand reaching as high as 1,200 Mw.