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Serbia's EMS ready to respond to urgent power supply requests

Serbia's EMS ready to respond to urgent power supply requests Power lines in Russia. Author: anatoly_l. License: Creative Commons, Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic

BELGRADE (Serbia), January 11 (SeeNews) - Serbia is ready to respond to urgent electricity supply requests from other countries, the market director of Serbian transmission system operator Elektromreza Srbije (EMS), Aleksandar Kurcubic, said.

Extremely cold winter weather has gripped Southeastern Europe (SEE) since last weekend, causing water and power supply shortages in many areas. 

"In case we receive emergency delivery requests from other systems, the power system of Serbia is ready at any time to respond," Kurcubic told public broadcaster Radio Televizija Srbije (RTS) late on Tuesday.

Bulgaria said on Tuesday it made a request for additional power supply from neighbouring Romania over the weekend but Romania refused due to its own consumption peak under harsh winter weather conditions.

The distribution centre of EMS is in contact with all European power grid operators, RTS added.

Serbian electricity exchange SEEPEX saw prices hit a historical high of 205.68 euro per kWh for delivery between 08:00 and 09:00 CET on Wednesday.

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