HEP Plans Increase to 200 Integrated Solar Power Plants 2025’s End

Lauren Simmonds

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As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, HEP Proizvodnja (Production) has put an integrated solar power plant with a power of 215 kW into operation, and it is installed on facilities in the area of the Sisak Thermal Power Plant (TE-TO Sisak). Preparations are now also underway for the trial operation of an integrated solar power plant with a power of 200 kW in the Thermal Power Plant Osijek (TE-TO Osijek).

The investment in the design and construction of these two power plants amounted to an enormous 389 thousand euros, of which 40 percent, or almost 156 thousand euros of the total amount, was co-financed by the Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund.

Both of these power plants will produce electricity according to the concept of a customer with their own production, which will enable a significant reduction in costs for the consumption of electricity at the locations of HEP’s power plants.

The HEP Group now has 63 integrated solar power plants, with a total capacity of 2.7 MW. A new investment cycle is about to start, the implementation of which will increase the total number of solar power plants at HEP facilities to more than 200 by the end of 2025.

“Solar panels on the roofs of our buildings are an essential element of the renewable development scenario, which we’re intensively implementing despite the financial burden of 900 million euros that we took on as part of the government’s package of measures to limit the growth of energy prices. By this summer, we will have ten large non-integrated solar power plants in permanent operation, and by 2030 we plan to have 700 megawatts of solar and wind power,” said Frane Barbaric, President of the Management Board of HEP.

The director of HEP Proizvodnja, Robert Krklec, added that a cycle of reconstruction and revitalisation of hydropower plants worth as much as 570 million euros is currently being carried out, and that projects for the modernisation of thermal energy facilities by building new high-efficiency blocks are also being implemented.

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