Tag: rek bitola
Economy 01.06.24 | 12:49

One REK Bitola generator back online after storm

One of the three coal fired generators in REK Bitola is back online after a major storm  prompted management to turn it of f yesterday. By the evening, generator 2 was back in production. The ELEM/ESM company plans to have Macedonia’s main energy plant online with just one generator at this time.

Economy 17.12.23 | 10:37

One of the three generators in Bitola is offline

The first of the three generators at the REK Bitola coal plant is offline, warns VMRO-DPMNE in a statement. The key energy generating capacity in Macedonia is suffering from years of neglect and corruption, which caused spikes in the energy prices. Not a day goes by without a serious defect in the plant....

Macedonia 03.12.23 | 13:48

Nikoloski reveals a major corruption scandal involving the REK Bitola coal plant

VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Aleksandar Nikoloski revealed details about the latest major procurement signed by the state owned REK Bitola coal plant and its ELEM/ESM parent company, with the Markovski company. Markovski has won numerous contracts in a row to dig coal in Bitola, by hugely inflated prices. I...

Economy 29.12.22 | 11:22

REK Bitola’s bloc 1 back on the grid

Bloc 1 of REK Bitola, the coal power plant in southwestern Macedonia, is back on the grid with ESM company announcing that the station is in function working at full capacity after an overhaul was completed.2, а на Блок 3 во тек се активности за монтажа на новиот...

Macedonia 25.12.22 | 14:18

A year after the devastating fire, Bitola’s third energy generator can finally be turned back on

A large 400 kilowatts power relay unit was finally delivered from Turkey to Bitola, more than a year after a fire destroyed the old unit and put one of the three generators in the REK Bitola plant out of commission. The incident happened at the peak of the energy crisis in Macedonia when domestic output...

Economy 14.11.22 | 12:01

There is no transformer for REK Bitola, generator at TEC Negotino dysfunctional

While we are listening to the praises of the Government of “our country” about how much energy the state company ELEM produced, the new transformer for the third bloc in REK Bitola will have delays in its delivery due to some transport problems, says the Energy Committee of VMRO-DPMNE. AD...

Macedonia 20.02.22 | 21:33

Energy crisis: The bills are spiking because of the crime and corruption

The reason why our energy bills are so high is the crime and theft in the REK Bitola coal plant, said VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski. As a former director of the state owned ELEM energy generating plant, Mickoski said that energy bills could be returned to the pre-crisis levels if Macedonia restores...

Macedonia 14.01.22 | 14:43

Energy crisis: One of the REK Bitola generators is down again

Generator bloc 3 of the REK Bitola coal plant is again offline, informs Stevce Antovski from the VMRO-DPMNE party’s energy commission. The public was not informed of the defect, which is likely linked to the suspicious fire that broke out in November and knocked out a relay station. Repairing this...

Macedonia 30.12.21 | 16:38

Mickoski: Investment and modernization, not closure of REK Bitola

The future government led by VMRO-DPMNE does not intend to close REK Bitola. On the contrary, it intends to invest a lot of money in its modernization and improvement of the environmental performance of the plant, said VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski on Thursday. Mickoski believes that the situation...

Macedonia 27.12.21 | 10:45

Energy crisis: VMRO-DPMNE calls for an investigation in Vice Zaev’s business interests in REK Bitola

An investigation is needed in the activities of Vice Zaev, Zoran Zaev’s brother, in the REK Bitola coal plant, after it was revealed that the Zaev family was extorting money from companies hired as coal digging contractors. The revelations were made by Zaev’s once close friend, showman Bojan...

Macedonia 24.11.21 | 23:20

ELEM defends the appointment of a former musician as manager of its critical REK Bitola coal plant

The ELEM energy company, which is plagued by chronic mismanagement and corruption that led to a major energy crisis, announced that it has replaced the managers of its two main coal plants. The decision was widely mocked in the public, after it was revealed that the new manager of REK Bitola –...

Economy 17.11.21 | 10:17

REK Bitola is operating at just 15 percent of its capacity

The VMRO-DPMNE party warns that REK Bitola – Macedonia’s by far largest electricity generating capacity – has only one of its three coal fired generators operation, and even that is working at minimum capacity. For days, the plant is generating electricity at 15 percent of its total...

Macedonia 15.11.21 | 09:44

Energy crisis: One of the Bitola generators is back online

The ELEM energy company announced that it was able to turn on one of the three generators at the REK Bitola coal plant yesterday. This will provide some much needed domestic production, as Macedonia is reduced to import most of its electricity at a very high price. The plant – Macedonia’s...

Economy 13.11.21 | 11:08

ELEM blames the disaster in the REK Bitola coal plant on a sudden surge of power

An investigation into the REK Bitola coal plant found that the fire that erupted a week ago and badly damaged an important relay station was caused by a surge of power. The ELEM company said that it will form a committee to investigate the detailed causes, to prevent such future incidents. REK Bitola...

Economy 09.11.21 | 20:43

The energy crisis is about to get much worse, former coal plant director warns

The energy crisis in Macedonia will get much worse, given that the heating seasons is just beginning, said Spiro Mavrovski, former director at the REK Bitola coal plant, which is Macedonia’s main energy producing facility. The plant is almost out of coal, due to poor planning and mismanagement...

Economy 08.11.21 | 11:31

VMRO-DPMNE: SDSM must be held accountable for REK Bitola

The self-proclaimed “champions” in energy are definitely champions, but in a negative sense of the word. With the production of energy in REK Bitola of 0 MW, the “champions” in energy fully implement the green scenario for clean energy, reacts the Energy Committee of VMRO-DPMNE...

Macedonia 08.11.21 | 09:26

As of this morning, REK Bitola is not producing electricity – both blocs are out of operation

As of this morning, REK Bitola does not produce electricity, both blocs are not operational, Telma has learned from sources in AD ESM. This means that Macedonia consumes electricity from the transmission network, for which it has already received several warnings from the European Energy Community. Two...

Macedonia 06.11.21 | 11:23

VMRO-DPMNE: After the Tetovo hospital, will the incompetent government of SDSM also destroy REK Bitola?

Due to the explosion of an energy transformer on one of the blocks in REK Bitola, a fire occurred last tonight in the mining-energy plant. Both blocks are out of operation due to the transformer explosion. The Energy Commission of VMRO-DPMNE regrets that the inactivity, crime and incompetence of SDSM...

Economy 30.10.21 | 15:29

REK Bitola gives out high-value contracts while electricity in the country depends on only one excavator

REK Bitola for its needs has procurement contracts with various companies, but one company with which the state enterprise cooperates in the past years stands out from all the others. Compakt MSF is a company for production, wholesale and retail trade and services, which during its long-term operation,...

Macedonia 16.07.21 | 10:15

Mavrovski: Zaev doesn’t know what he’ll be getting us into if he closes the REK Bitola energy plant

If Zaev goes through with his announcements to close the REK Bitola coal plant, get ready for major spikes in energy prices, warned  former VMRO-DPMNE official Spiro Mavrovski, who is in the running for Mayor of Bitola. The Zaev regime is openly raising the issue of shutting down Macedonia’s largest...

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