The hydro power plants of the HSE Group, which operate under the auspices of the companies Dravske Elektrarne Maribor, Soške Elektrarne Nova Gorica and Hidroelektrarne na Spodnji Savi, produced 256 GWh of electricity by 25 January 2021. By doing so, they have already exceeded the plan for January by 17% slightly less than a week before the end of the month.
This year, the hydrological conditions were the most favourable to Soške Elektrarne Nova Gorica (SENG), which is already 39% above the plan. Hidroelektrarne na Spodnji Savi exceeded the plan by 16%, and Dravske Elektrarne Maribor by 13%. What contributed to the high production were the favourable hydrological conditions, highly available production infrastructure (despite the situation being aggravated by the Covid-19 epidemic and related measures) and favourable market conditions. Hydrological projections for the first half of 2021 remain favourable due to the ample snow cover and new precipitation that is forecast.
We concluded 2020 with 7,884 GWh of electricity produced, which is 101% of the planned production. Our hydro power plants produced 4,243 GWh or 54% of the entire electricity produced by the HSE Group. Annual plans in 2020 were exceeded by Dravske Elektrarne Maribor, by as much as 20%, and Soške Elektrarne Nova Gorica, by 4%.