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GENERATOR 6 OPERATING AGAIN

Generator 6 of the Šoštanj Thermal Power Plant (TEŠ), which was shut down on 17 August, was reconnected to the Slovenian electricity grid on 16 September at 07.14 a.m. During the shut-down, the...

RATING AGENCY MOODY’S UPGRADES HOLDING SLOVENSKE ELEKTRARNE’S LONG-TERM CREDIT RATING

On Friday, 6 September 2019, the rating agency Moody’s upgraded the long–term family rating (CFR) of the company Holding Slovenske elektrarne (HSE) from Ba2 to Ba1. The upgrade confirms...

THE TRBOVLJE THERMAL POWER PLANT OPENS ITS DOOR TO THE ZASAVJE NOISEFEST INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL FOR THE FIRST TIME

The Zasavje Noisefest International festival, which will take place on 6 and 7 September, this year moves to a new location – the Trbovlje Thermal Power Plant (TET). The festival of...

ALL PERSONS INJURED IN THE VELENJE COAL MINE RELEASED FROM HOSPITAL

(Velenje, 5 September 2019) – On Thursday, 4 September 2019, a suspended diesel engine experienced a technical malfunction while transporting the employees to their positions at the start of the...

ACCIDENT IN THE VELENJE COAL MINE

Velenje, 4 September 2019 – A suspended diesel engine experienced a technical malfunction today while transporting the employees to their positions at the start of the second shift in the...

MARKO MAVEC APPOINTED NEW DIRECTOR GENERAL OF PREMOGOVNIK VELENJE

(Velenje, 30 August 2019) – The Supervisory Board of Premogovnik Velenje, d. o. o., the operator of the Velenje Coal Mine, appointed on Friday, 30 August 2019 Marko Mavec the director general of...

NEW MANAGEMENT OF ŠOŠTANJ THERMAL POWER PLANT APPOINTED

(Ljubljana, 29 August 2018) – The Management Board of Holding Slovenske elektrarne d.o.o. (HSE), in the capacity of the founder of the company Termoelektrarna Šoštanj d.o.o., the operator of the...

MINISTER OF INFRASTRUCTURE VISITS VELENJE COAL MINE AND ŠOŠTANJ THERMAL POWER PLANT

(Velenje, 28 August 2019) – Today, 28 August 2019, the Velenje Coal Mine was visited by the Minister of Infrastructure Alenka Bratušek, M.Sc., the State Secretary of the Ministry of Infrastructure...

INFRASTRUCTURE MINISTER VISITS DRAVSKE ELEKTRARNE MARIBOR AND BECOMES ACQUAINTED WITH THE COMPANY’S DEVELOPMENT PLANS

(Maribor, 28 August 2019) – As part of her tour of energy companies in north-eastern Slovenia, Minister of Infrastructure Alenka Bratušek today visited Dravske elektrarne Maribor (DEM), where the...

MIRKO MARINČIČ APPOINTED AS THIRD MEMBER OF THE MANAGEMENT BOARD OF HSE

At today’s extraordinary session, the Supervisory Board of Holding Slovenske elektrarne d. o. o. unanimously appointed Mirko Marinčič as the third member of the Management Board – an...

RESPONSE OF DRAVSKE ELEKTRARNE MARIBOR TO THE DECISION OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIA TO ABORT THE DRAFTING OF THE NATIONAL SPATIAL PLAN FOR THE AREA OF THE HRASTJE-MOTA NA MURI HYDRO POWER PLANT

At today’s session on the proposal of the Ministry of the Environment the Government of the Republic of Slovenia adopted the decision to abort the drafting of the national spatial plan for the...

HALF A CENTURY OF THE LARGEST SLOVENIAN HYDROPOWER PLANT ZLATOLIČJE

The highest representatives of the state gathered today near the mechanical building of the Zlatoličje Hydropower Plant; President of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia, representatives of...

MAINTENANCE WORKS CONCLUDED, GENERATOR 6 OF THE ŠOŠTANJ THERMAL POWER PLANT IN OPERATION AGAIN

Generator 6 of the Šoštanj Thermal Power Plant (TEŠ) is operating again after the maintenance works, planned for between 23 April and 6 May, were concluded. The generator was synchronised with the...

PLANNED SHUTDOWN OF BLOCK SIX OF THE ŠOŠTANJ THERMAL POWER PLANT

On Tuesday, 23 April 2019, a planned shutdown of Block 6 of the Šoštanj Thermal Power Plant shall take place after 77 days of uninterrupted operation. During the planned shutdown, which is expected...

ALTERNATIVE ROADWAY OVER THE MARKOVCI DAM MADE AVAILABLE FOR TRANSPORT

After a short ceremony, the Mayor of the municipality of Markovci Milan Gabrovec and the Director of Dravske elektrarne Maribor Andrej Tumpej made the alternative roadway over the Markovci dam open...

SENG’S SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE OVERHAUL OF THE AVČE PUMPED-STORAGE HYDROPOWER PLANT

After eight years of operation, the Soške elektrarne Nova Gorica (SENG) power plant successfully completed the first overhaul of the aggregate of the Avče pumped-storage hydropower plant (Avče...

NEW COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT SIGNED FOR COAL MINING INDUSTRY IN SLOVENIA

A new Collective Agreement for the Coal Mining Industry in Slovenia was signed on Wednesday, 17 April, in the session room of the coal mine operator Premogovnik Velenje. Representing the employers in...

TOMAŽ BESEK APPOINTED INTERIM OPERATING OFFICER OF HSE

At today’s extraordinary session, the Supervisory Board of Holding Slovenske elektrarne d. o. o. appointed a member of the Supervisory Board of the company, Tomaž Besek, as an interim...

NEW MANAGEMENT BOARD OF HSE APPOINTED

At its 49th regular session today, the Supervisory Board of Holding Slovenske elektrarne d.o.o. (HSE d.o.o.) unanimously appointed Stojan Nikolić the new director general of the company and Viktor...

IMPORTANCE OF THE WATER POTENTIAL IN THE EFFORTS RELATED TO THE CLIMATE AND ENERGY CHALLENGES OF THE FUTURE

Awaiting Slovenia in the coming decades are numerous challenges in creating a comprehensive decarbonisation policy and making a gradual and fair transition to a low-carbon economy. Shifts will be...

MITJA TAŠLER NAMED INTERIM DIRECTOR OF THE ŠOŠTANJ THERMAL POWER PLANT (TEŠ)

On Tuesday, 26 February, the Management Board of Holding Slovenske elektrarne (HSE), the full owner of the Šoštanj Thermal Power Plant (TEŠ), appointed Mitja Tašler as the interim director of the...

SUPERVISORY BOARD OF HSE INFORMED OF THE RESIGNATION OF THE DIRECTOR GENERAL MATJAŽ MAROVT AND APPROVES DEVELOPMENT PLAN OF THE HSE GROUP

The Supervisory Board of Holding Slovenske elektrarne d.o.o. (HSE) learned at today’s regular session of the resignation of the director general of the company Matjaž Marovt, which was...

MAINTENANCE WORKS CONCLUDED, GENERATOR 6 IN OPERATION AGAIN

Generator 6 of the Šoštanj Thermal Power Plant (TEŠ) is operating again after the completion of the scheduled maintenance works, which were carried out during the Christmas and New Year holidays....

REPLACEMENT OF THE DAMAGED PART WITH A NEW ONE IN GENERATOR 6 OF TEŠ

A team of technicians and maintenance workers of the Šoštanj Thermal Power Plant (TEŠ) continued today with the works to eliminate the malfunction which occurred yesterday on generator 6, because...

GENERATOR SIX OF TEŠ SHUT DOWN TODAY

Generator 6 of the Šoštanj Thermal Power Plant (TEŠ) was shut down at 2.36 a.m. today. Preliminary findings indicate that what caused the shutdown was the collapse of the walling material of one...

RADOVAN JEREB APPOINTED NEW DIRECTOR OF SOŠKE ELEKTRARNE NOVA GORICA

On Monday, 26 November, the management of Holding Slovenske Elektrarne (HSE), the full owner of the power producer Soške Elektrarne Nova Gorica (SENG), appointed Radovan Jereb the new director of...

70 YEARS OF OPERATION OF THE MARIBORSKI OTOK HYDRO POWER PLANT AND 40 YEARS OF OPERATION OF THE FORMIN HYDRO POWER PLANT

The minister of infrastructure, the state secretary at the Ministry of Infrastructure, MPs, representatives of local communities, prominent representatives of the Slovenian energy sector, and former...

GENERATOR 6 OPERATIONAL AGAIN

Generator 6 of the Šoštanj Thermal Power Plant (TEŠ), which was shut down on 14 September, was again synchronised with the Slovenian electricity network on Friday, 21 September, at 9:40 p.m....

HIGHEST DAILY PRODUCTION OF TEŠ

On 6 September 2018 the Šoštanj Thermal Power Plant (TEŠ) produced a total of 18,811,373 kWh of electricity, which is its highest daily production ever. The power plant achieved the record daily...

RATING AGENCY MOODY’S UPGRADES THE EXISTING RATING OUTLOOK FOR HOLDING SLOVENSKE ELEKTRARNE FROM STABLE TO POSITIVE

On Thursday, 16 August rating agency Moody’s upgraded the rating outlook for Holding Slovenske elektrarne (HSE) from stable to positive. The agency expects a further improvement of the credit...

GENERATOR 5 OF THE ŠOŠTANJ THERMAL POWER PLANT (TEŠ) PRODUCES ELECTRICITY AGAIN

After almost three years of ecological rehabilitation works, generator 5 of the Šoštanj Thermal Power Plant (TEŠ) started sending electricity into the Slovenian network again on Thursday, 16...

SUCCESSFUL FIRST TEST LAUNCH OF THE BOILER IN GENERATOR 5 OF THE ŠOŠTANJ THERMAL POWER PLANT (TEŠ)

The first test launch of the boiler with the use of the oil burner was successfully carried out on Monday, 30 July 2018. On the basis of the results of an analysis of the launch, a new setting of the...

UNIT 5 TEŠ TRIAL START

The process of ecological rehabilitation and revitalisation of Unit 5 in Šoštanj thermal power plant, which started on September 1st 2017, is concluding on Tuesday, the 31st of July 2018, when a...

AFTER THE SUCCESSFUL OVERHAUL OF GENERATOR 6, TEŠ IS A STEP CLOSER TO MORE ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY OPERATION

The first scheduled overhaul of generator 6 of the Šoštanj Thermal Power Plant (TEŠ), which started on 7 May, was successfully completed at the beginning of June. Immediately after the overhaul...

BLOCK 4 CEASES OPERATING AFTER 46 YEARS

Today at noon, the Šoštanj thermal power plant stopped Block 4 due to the end of its service life.  We thus proceed with the gradual closing of the power plant’s decrepit blocks. Block 2 was...

THE FIRST SCHEDULED OVERHAUL OF GENERATOR 6 OF TEŠ HAS BEEN COMPLETED

The first scheduled overhaul of generator 6 of the Šoštanj Thermal Power Plant, which started on 7 May 2018, is being concluded currently. Major works on the generator and warranty repairs which...

MATJAŽ MAROVT, DIRECTOR GENERAL OF HSE, AT THE EURELECTRIC 2018 CONFERENCE: »HYDRO POWER PLANTS WILL ALSO BE OF KEY IMPORTANCE FOR ENERGY STORAGE IN THE FUTURE«

The annual conference of Eurelectric, the European sector association  over 30 members, was held in the Cankarjev Dom conference centre in Ljubljana on 4 and 5 June. The main topics of the...

100 YEARS OF THE FALA HYDRO POWER PLANT

The most senior state representatives, including the prime minister of the Republic of Slovenia and the Minister of Infrastructure, as well as representatives of power companies, members of the HSE...

FIRST REGULAR OVERHAUL OF UNIT NO. SIX OF THE ŠOŠTANJ THERMAL POWER PLANT

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...

STOJAN NIKOLIĆ GIVEN A NEW MANDATE AS THE FINANCIAL DIRECTOR OF HSE

At today’s 40th regular meeting of the Supervisory Board of Holding Slovenske elektrarne d. o. o. (HSE), Stojan Nikolić was awarded a 4-year renewal of mandate when the Board assessed his...

FALA HYDRO POWER PLANT GETS ITS OWN POSTAGE STAMP

The power producer Dravske elektrarne Maribor today hosted, on World Water Day, a short cultural event marking the launch of a commemorative postage stamp in collaboration with the national postal...

GENERATOR SIX OF THE ŠOŠTANJ THERMAL POWER PLANT OPERATING AGAIN

Generator 6 of the Šoštanj Thermal Power Plant (TEŠ), which had a scheduled shutdown on Thursday, 15 March, because of guarantee inspections and measurements upon a cold start of the generator...

SCHEDULED SHUTDOWN OF GENERATOR 6 OF THE ŠOŠTANJ THERMAL POWER PLANT OVER THE WEEKEND

A scheduled shutdown of Generator 6 of the Šoštanj Thermal Power Plant will be carried out on Thursday, 15 March 2018, at 10 p.m. The shutdown, which will be in force over the weekend, is needed to...

WORLD WETLANDS DAY AND THE MURA RIVER

World Wetlands Day will be marked on Friday, 2 February. This day is a good opportunity to present some key facts on the existing state of the Mura River. One should namely be aware that...

IN 2017 THE ABOVE-AVERAGE AVAILABLE UNIT 6 IN THERMAL POWER PLANT TEŠ OPERATED RELIABLY AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SET GOALS

The share of the Šoštanj Thermal Power Plant (TEŠ) in the entire electricity production in Slovenia was as high as at 36% in 2017, and in total production by the HSE Group at 54%. The time...

TRBOVLJE THERMAL POWER PLANT OPERATING AGAIN AS A NORMAL COMPANY

The Trbovlje Thermal Power Plant (TET), a member of the HSE Group, which has been in liquidation since December 2014, will again operate as a normal company as of 1 January 2018. In line with the...

GENERATOR 6 OF THE ŠOŠTANJ THERMAL POWER PLANT SHUT DOWN AS PLANNED

Generator 6 of the Šoštanj Thermal Power Plant (TEŠ) was shut down at noon on Tuesday, 19 December. This planned shut-down is expected to be in effect until the second week of January 2018. In the...

VENTILATION SHAFT NOP II CONNECTED TO THE TUNNELS OF THE VELENJE COAL MINE

The challenge of the generation which has successfully continued the 142-year tradition of coal mining in the Šalek Valley is slowly entering its final phase. Based on the domestic technological...

GENERATOR 6 OF ŠOŠTANJ THERMAL POWER PLANT OPERATING AGAIN

Generator 6 of the Šoštanj Thermal Power Plant (TEŠ), which was automatically shut down Wednesday, 29 November, because of a failure on the turbine protection control system, has been operating...

GENERATOR SIX OF THE ŠOŠTANJ THERMAL POWER PLANT TEMPORARILY SHUT DOWN

Generator 6 of the Šoštanj Thermal Power Plant (TEŠ) was temporarily shut down in the evening hours on Wednesday, 29 November. The automatic safety shut-down of the turbine and later of the entire...

SOŠKE ELEKTRARNE NOVA GORICA – IN THE FLOW OF LIFE FOR SEVENTY YEARS

The company Soške elektrarne Nova Gorica (SENG), which is a part of the HSE Group, is celebrating the 70th anniversary of its operation. It was the night between 18 and 19 November 1947 when...

HSE GROUP WELCOMES AGREEMENT ON REFORM OF EU ETS AFTER 2020

The HSE Group welcomes the provisional agreement reached in the early hours of Thursday, 9 November, on a reform of the European Union Emission Trading System (EU ETS). We believe that the agreement,...

BLOCK SIX OF THE ŠOŠTANJ THERMAL POWER PLANT SHUT DOWN AS PLANNED

On the evening of Friday, 27 October 2017, Block Six of the Šoštanj Thermal Power Plant will be shut down due to works. By 6 November 2017, once it is synchronised with the network again, an...

MINISTER OF INFRASTRUCTURE VISITS VELENJE MINE

As part of a working visit and inspection of road infrastructure in the Savinja-Šalek region on Friday, 13 October, Minister of Infrastructure Peter Gašperšič also visited mine operator...

HSE HAS JOINED THE DECLARATION ON ELECTRIFICATION

HSE has joined the Declaration on Electrification which highlights the true value of electricity. Because electricity in Europe is becoming cleaner, it represents one of the key designs of the energy...

ANDREJ TUMPEJ APPOINTED DIRECTOR OF DRAVSKE ELEKTRARNE MARIBOR

At today’s session the management board of Holding Slovenske elektrarne (HSE) appointed Andrej Trumpej the director of Dravske elektrarne Maribor (DEM). The current technical director of DEM...

PREMOGOVNIK VELENJE NOW OFFICIALLY A LIMITED LIABLITY COMPANY

At the 27th Assembly of Premogovnik Velenje, held on 17 August 2017, a Decision was made to reform Premogovnik Velenje from a joint-stock company into a limited liability company. On 23 August 2017,...

PREMOGOVNIK VELENJE NOW A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY

On Thursday, 17 August 2017, a regular session of the Premogovnik Velenje Assembly was held in the presence of the sole shareholder with 100 percent voting rights. At the Assembly, the shareholder...

THE ŠOŠTANJ THERMAL POWER PLANT IS AN ESSENTIAL ELEMENT OF SLOVENIA’S ELECTRIC POWER SUPPLY

The Šoštanj thermal power plant has in recent weeks, despite higher than average temperatures and drought (which corresponds with the hydrology of Slovenian rivers being lower than the long-term...

MATJAŽ MAROVT APPOINTED NEW FULL-TERM DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF HSE

At today’s general meeting, the Supervisory Board of the HSE (Holding of power plants) appointed Matjaž Marovt the new Director-General of the HSE for a four-year mandate. Together with the...

HSE GROUP IN 2016: OPERATED WITH A PROFIT WITH LOWER INDEBTEDNESS AND COSTS

Holding Slovenske elektrarne (HSE), the largest producer and trader on the Slovenian wholesale electricity market and the largest producer of electricity from renewable sources in Slovenia, today...

MATJAŽ MAROVT IS THE LATEST MEMBER OF THE MANAGEMENT TEAM AND THE NEW DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF THE HSE

At today’s meeting, the Supervisory Board of Holding Slovenske elektrarne d. o. o. (HSE), appointed Matjaž Marovt as a new temporary member of the HSE management team and Director-General for a...

AN AGREEMENT OF RESIGNATION OF THE GENERAL DIRECTOR OF HSE

At today’s meeting, the HSE supervisory board concluded an agreement with the general director of HSE, Gorazd Skubin on their resignation and termination of mandate, effective as of today. The HSE...

HYDROELECTRIC POWER PLANTS OF THE HSE GROUP PRODUCE 70 PERCENT OF ELECTRICAL POWER FROM RENEWABLE SOURCES

Press conference was organized by Holding Slovenske elektrarne, Dravske elektrarne Maribor and Soške elektrarne Nova Gorica since World Water Day, celebrated on 22 March, is also significant to the...

EURELECTRIC SECRETARY GENERAL VISITED HSE

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...