16. 3. 2017
Kristian Ruby, Secretary General of
EURELECTRIC, visited today the HSE Group. They agreed that HSE will take the
initiative in cooperation with the association for strengthening the connection
of production companies in the Western Balkans region, with the emphasis on
accelerating a sustainable electricity supply industry in the region.
Ruby was appointed as the Secretary General at EURELECTRIC, key energy
association on the EU level representing the interests of European energy
companies before the European Commission, in January 2017. The association represents
the electricity sector in 30 European countries and connects 3,500 companies in
the production and distribution of electric power. During his stay in Slovenia,
which is also an important member of this sector association, he also joined
meetings on Thursday, 16 March 2017, at HSE as the largest Slovenian producer
of electric power and key Slovenian member of EURELECTRIC section.
“The main subject of conversation was
the strengthening of the negotiating strength of production businesses in
implementation of their interests from the winter batch. We are talking about
the changes in energy legislation in the EU after 2020,” explained Gorazd
Skubin, CEO of HSE. One of the most important goals in
relation to the subject is to provide an equal position on the market for
companies that have not received incentives for renewable energy sources and
are taking the highest load of intensive transition to carbon-free production
of electricity after 2050.
discussed with Secretary General Kristian Ruby that, in cooperation with the
EURELECTRIC association, HSE would take the initiative for strengthening
connections of production businesses in the Western Balkans region. “The emphasis will be on acceleration of
sustainable power supply in the region in accordance with market principles and
in an environmentally acceptable manner. Slovenia has important water resources
for the needs of European energetic transition. And assurance of
profitability of sources in a new market environment will be particularly important
in safe energy supply to the region,” told Kristian Ruby, Secretary General of
the association, after the HSE meeting.
will organise their traditional annual 2018 conference in Slovenia.