November 5 (SeeNews) - Montenegrin power monopoly Elektroprivreda Crne Gore (EPCG) said 14 companies have placed bids in a tender to supply a total of 817,230 megawatthours (MWh) of electricity to the country next year.
The average price derived from the best offers is 50.07 euro ($73.82), or 1.18 euro lower than the average price on the Leipzig bourse on October 28, when the procurement tender was opened, EPCG said in a statement on Wednesday.
The following companies have filed offers in the tender (as given by the source): Slovenia’s Holding Slovenske Elektrane, Belgrade-based Statkraft Western Balkan, Swiss-based Elektrizitats-Gesellschaft Laufenburg, Bulgaria’s Vivid Power, Prague-based Ezpada, CEZ Srbija, Prague-based Alpiq Energy, Belgrade-based Idim Trade, Prague-based RE Trading CEE, Belgrade-based Rudnap Group, Swiss-registered EFT, Belgrade-based GEN-i, Slovenia-based GEN-i and Slovakia-based Korlea Invest.
Montenegro, with an installed generation capacity of 868 MW, suffers constant power shortages and increases electricity imports every year. Almost two-thirds of the country's electricity output is generated by two big hydro power plants, Perucica and Piva, and around one-third is contributed by its sole thermal power plant Pljevlja.
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