HPC Tikvesh must remain the property of the state, the Government should come to its senses and not give it to the investor in HPC Chebren for free, said VMRO-DPMNE in a press release on Saturday.
HEC Tikvesh is a hydropower plant that was built with public money, it has been paid off and now it produces electricity for the people through ELEM, which ranges from 7 to 12 euros per megawatt hour. At a time when peak electricity as produced from it costs over 200 euros per megawatt hour on the HUPEX exchange.
HEC Tikvesh is also a huge reservoir on which farmers in the whole of Tikvesh, the largest wine region in Macedonia, depend. And those thousands of farmers must not depend on the will and business interest of the potential investor in HEC Chebren, when it wants to give water to them and when not.