The hydro power plants of the group Holding Slovenske Elektrarne (HSE), the largest producer of electricity from renewable sources in Slovenia, produced in November 21% more electricity than planned for that month despite the aggravated epidemiological situation. In the month until 19 November 2020, the hydro power plants produced 219 GWh of electricity.
In the autumn months of this year, the HSE Group is providing reliable and stable electricity supply despite the aggravated epidemiological situation. In November, the hydro power plants of the HSE produced as much as 21% more electricity than planned for that period, including 219 GWh of electricity by Thursday, 19 November 2020.
Production also went according to plan for that period in the Šoštanj Thermal Power Plant, which in November 2020 produced 267 GWh of electricity from coal extracted in the Premogovnik Velenje coal mine. In October, the HSE Group achieved two production records: a monthly record of 995 GWh and a daily record of 36.7 GWh of produced electricity on 13 October.
Also contributing to the above-average production of the HSE Group during the aggravated epidemiological situation was the consistent respecting of measures to prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2, and the adjustment of business processes to make sure work is done without disruptions.
Infections have also been detected in the HSE Group. More than two hundred employees have tested positive since the outbreak of the epidemic. Additional measures, respecting of rules by and cooperation between all employees in the group, regular communication and ordering work to be done from home by those for whom this is possible has helped to stem the spread of coronavirus infections in the group, as the number of infected employees has more than halved.