Government slams SE over Gabčíkovo

THE OPERATION of the hydroelectric power plant in Gabčíkovo (Trnava Region) faces several problems that come as a result of electricity producer Slovenské Elektrárne (SE) not properly fulfilling its obligations. This stems from a report on the state of the power plant, approved by the government at its August 27 session.

THE OPERATION of the hydroelectric power plant in Gabčíkovo (Trnava Region) faces several problems that come as a result of electricity producer Slovenské Elektrárne (SE) not properly fulfilling its obligations. This stems from a report on the state of the power plant, approved by the government at its August 27 session.

SE, which rents the power plant from state-run company Vodohospodárska Výstavba (VV), however, says it is meeting all of its requirements as set out in the agreements.

One of the problems cited in the report is that SE has failed to do general repairs of the turbines. Another problem is a dispute over the annual fee SE should pay to VV. The amount should be calculated from incomes of all sales of electricity generated in Gabčíkovo by SE. The fee is, however, recorded on information which only SE has access to, the TASR newswire wrote.

A third problem involves disputes over SE’s payments for the plant’s operational costs and payments to VV. The agreement over the power plant’s operation was signed for 12 months, with the condition that over the following 30 years it would be renewed every 12 months, TASR wrote.

“SE denies the claims over threatening the secure and effective operation of the water power plant in Gabčíkovo due to failing to do general repairs of the turbines,” an SE statement reads, as quoted by TASR.

The company added that no malfunctions or other potentially dangerous events have occurred during the whole time that SE has operated the power plant. Moreover, the technical state of the plant is inspected by a team of experts and meets international standards, as reported by TASR.

Source: TASR

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