customers of Electric Power Industry of Serbia have recognized the importance of
increasing use of green energy, thus increasing number of customers choosing
the ZelEPS package. This package represents energy supply from renewable
sources that has a guarantee of origin.
Džombić, director of the Department for Open Market Development in "EPS
Snabdevanje", presented the concept of the ZelEPS package to the open
market customers from Belgrade. More than 30 eminent commercial customers have
learned that the ZelEPS package guarantees the ecological origin of
electricity, while customers also receive e-document proving that electricity
is produced using only renewable energy sources.
decide to use ZelEPS make a significant contribution to the struggle for nature
conservation and prevention of further global climate changes - said Džombić
As a pioneer,
two years ago EPS began selling green energy, and the first customer of the
ZelEPS package was Procredit Bank. In addition to the banks, EPS' green energy
has been purchased by the companies active in industrial production. Large
companies such as "Lidl", "Tigar", "British American
Tobacco", "Zdravlje" from Leskovac, "Strauss Adriatic",
"Froneri Adriatic", as well as many others, have recognized the
importance of green energy.
Milosavljević, Executive Director for Electricity Supply Affairs, as well as
other directors and managers in charge of electricity supply, attended ZelEPS
The number of
interested customers for ZelEPS is constantly growing. Green energy sold with a
guarantee of origin in 2020 was ten times higher than in 2019. The amount
contracted for this year is currently 50 percent higher than in 2020. With this
"green" offer, the customers remain loyal to the largest power
company in Serbia, and a number of them recognizes EPS' efforts to keep up with
the European Union and the world.
- The guarantee
of origin can only be obtained by producers such as EPS whose production
capacities are registered in the Register of Producers from Renewable Sources
with the Ministry of Mining and Energy of the Republic of Serbia. At the
request of the manufacturer, the guarantee of origin is issued by the
transmission system operator "Elektromreža Srbije", and EMS became a
full member of AIB (European Association of Issuing Bodies) in 2019 and the
Serbian market is integrated into the EU market – Džombić explained.
production is part of the centuries-old tradition of EPS, originating from 19th
century, which continues today, and in times of global climate change and air
pollution it probably has greater importance regarding society and nature
conservation than ever. Green energy is generated in 15 hydro power plants with
the capacity of 3,015 megawatts, which is 38 percent of EPS' power potential,
while third of the total production is realized in hydro power plants. The use
of other green energy sources, such as wind and sunlight, is also planned.