26. 4. 2018
Monday, 7 May 2018 is the
date of the beginning of the first regular overhaul of Unit no. 6 of the
Šoštanj Thermal Power Plant. The overhaul shall be ongoing for approximately
two months, until 2 July 2018, as planned. The given time shall be used to
perform all major works on the Unit. In the meantime, the safe and reliable
electricity and thermal energy supply will be provided by Unit 4 TEŠ.
Because of the planned warranty works, Unit 6 TEŠ shall be disconnected
from the grid a couple of days before the beginning of the overhaul,
specifically on 1 May 2018. During 5 and 7 May 2018, Unit 6 will be put into
operation for a short time again to perform pre-overhaul tests that are necessary
to determine further activities during overhauling. From 7 May 2018 onwards,
the Unit will be disconnected from the power grid for 2 months, there will also
be major overhaul works and other warranty repairs done within the framework of
this regular overhaul. Due to the state of the art equipment and perfected
technology, the next regular overhaul of Unit 6 is planned to take place as
late as 2022, which is four years ahead, while the old TEŠ Units needed to be
overhauled every three years.
Unit 6 TEŠ annually produces approximately a third of the electrical
energy of the whole Slovenian production. Since the beginning of trial
production, i.e. from 19 June 2015, it has produced 9,700 GWh of electric
energy, with more than 1,000 GWh of energy this year alone. Unit 6 achieved the
highest daily production, an amount of 12.6 GWh, on 13 June 2017, with the
average daily production in the first three months of this year amounting to
9 GWh, as planned.
Details concerning the overhaul of Unit 6 and the ecological upgrade of Unit
5 that is currently underway shall be introduced at the press conference at the
beginning of June.