EPS' green energy keeps pace with the rest of the world

ZelEPS is presented to the customers from Belgrade

Commercial 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.

Bratislav 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.

Companies that 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.

Jasna Milosavljević, Executive Director for Electricity Supply Affairs, as well as other directors and managers in charge of electricity supply, attended ZelEPS package presentation.

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.

Green energy 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.