Croatian electricity supply extends to Slovenia.
HEP Energija recently gave the best offer to supply the Port of Koper in Slovenia with electricity, winning the two-year contract worth a total of 1.8 million euros. HEP Energija is a subsidiary of HEP Trgovina which covers the Slovenian electricity market. The contract with the Port of Koper is its second major contract in Slovenia. In May of this year, it signed a similar contract with the city authorities in the Slovenian capital Ljubljana, reports Vecernji List on November 28, 2015.
“The Port of Koper is a large customer, just like the City of Ljubljana, which is our business partner. This new business success proves that HEP is a competitive company and is able to respond to even the most demanding requirements of its customers in neighbouring markets, where we are continuously expanding”, Perica Jukić, general manager of HEP, a Croatian state-owned energy company, said and added that the agreement with the Port of Koper is an important part of the expansion strategy of HEP in the region.
Jukić said that Ljubljana is currently the only city in Slovenia which is making a full use of the so-called green energy. “We are proud that we can supply Ljubljana with energy produced from renewable sources, especially since next year Ljubljana will be the European Green Capital. The Port of Koper and Ljubljana are the best proof that HEP can respond to the challenges of the future energy market with its wide range of energy services”, Jukić concluded.
HEP states that its Slovenian company currently has more than 150 customers, thus holding five percent of the business market share. With its offer which is adapted to individual companies and by participating in tenders, HEP Energija has achieved the planned annual sales volume of more than 100 GWh, which it wants to double in 2016. In addition to the City of Ljubljana and the Port of Koper, HEP says that the agreement with business group CIMOS, worth 19 million euros, is particularly important since it also includes CIMOS companies in Croatia, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
HEP Energija wants to win at least a ten percent share of the total electricity market in Slovenia by 2018. “The main competitive advantages of HEP in relation to other participants in the Slovenian market are our mix of energy products, long tradition and excellent references”, HEP concluded.