The opposition VMRO-DPMNE warns that REK Bitola has only one of its three coal fired generators operation, and even that is working at minimum capacity.
“For several days now, the plant is generating electricity at 15 percent of its total capacity, making it practically dysfunctional. This is due to the long standing lack of investment in its generators and the lack of coal because of the poor management of its mine. Due to these failures of the Zaev Government, the country is forced to import electricity at extremely high prices – up to 250 EUR per megawatt hour. That is five times over the domestic production price”, the opposition party said in a press release.
The party blames Prime Minister ZoranZaev and his family of corruptly taking over contracts in the REK Bitola coal mine and causing the current crisis.
“The people are suffering because Vice and the people around him were grabbing tenders. And Zaev is the main culprit, and that is why he should immediately resign. Only snap elections and a new government are a solution to the problems in which the country is stuck every single day, said VMRO-DPMNE.