JSC ELEM (Macedonian power plants)
JSC ELEM (Macedonian power plants) is considered as strategically most important company and the pillar of the Macedonian energetic system. From our capacities we provide around 96 % from the entire domestic production. Electricity is the most important factor for the economic development of a country and our prime goal is not only electricity production but also finding new energy sources and improvement of the ecological awareness. Electricity is not gift from God, it is the most sophisticated energy source. Our country abounds with various natural treasures and resources which could provide enough energy for all our necessities. We improve nature and we create energy.
For us in ELEM every drop of water and every piece of land has enormous significance because we know that there is power there, the power of the energy is hidden there. ELEM is the pillar of the country, without its stability there is no better and safer future and therefore there should not be delaying of the development solution for the future of our system. Our hydro and thermo capacities are working constantly and are maintained day and night.
From our capacities we provide around 96 % from the entire domestic production. We produce 5000 GW/h electricity annually from the thermo power plants which are with installed capacity of 800 MW, while from the hydro power plants, which are with installed capacity of 530 MW, we produce 1200 GW/h electricity annually. Hence only form the mining power complexes Bitola and Oslomej are produced around 80%, while hydro power plants produce around 16%. From the individual energetic potential of coal we have 7 million tons annually. Consequently, not accidentally ELEM is considered as strategically most important company. ELEM is the pillar of the Macedonian energetic system.
Behind the success, ambitions and the good results are our 3 800 employees. Our employees know best how arduous is to maintain in best condition our constant production capacities. We in ELEM know that the success of work depends on the people responsible for its prompt and quality execution. We take care for the continuous education of our employees and they return with their professionalism, devotion, loyalty and responsibility.
Nature Decanted In Energy
We create energy. It is created and found in the nature in different shapes. We have educated and devoted people, technology and capacities that assume energy from nature and transform it in a shape that is necessary for all of us, electricity. We all feel the benefits of the electricity through the other kinds of energies - thermal, light, mechanical and sound.
We decant nature into energy. Our work does not stop here. We take care of the nature. Our employees are not taking care only for the production process but also for more rational and planned usage of the nature and its protection, maintaining and renewal.
Aware of the necessity for protection, preserving and improving of the environment for the current and future generations our company takes all steps for protection of the environment.
Protection of the environment for better and safer future
- continuous following of the quantities of dangerous gases and particles that are emitted in the air in our thermo plants through ecological parameters
- re-cultivation and forestation of the exploited coal excavations and neutralization of the waste water
- protection of the flora and fauna from the influence of the hydro accumulations on micro and macro climate
- global protection of people and properties from floods during planning of new as well as during analysis and exploitation of the existing hydro accumulations with preparation of adequate studies and projects
To contribute for usage of every meter fall and liter water in our country
ELEM is the pillar of the electric power system, elementary and main bangle in the system for production – transmission – distribution. ELEM is the producer, creator of the called electricity. Nowadays ELEM offers three basic products on the home market – active energy, reactive energy and system services. The company invests and believes that the production of domestic recourses is the most profitable and long term acceptable in Macedonia.
ELEM works to join the contemporary and technologically advanced countries and to become part of the European – free trade with electricity, according to the directives of EU, liberalization, increasing of the competition and moving of all participants in the electro energetic sector. Only in that way development facilities could be provided, to instigate investments in the energetics and to reinforce the economy in the country.
ELEM – The energy of our country.
'I search for the energy from the depths of our earth, I use the force of our lakes and rivers, I turn the power of the sun to our side, I rise in the sky and tame our wind. ELEM works with the elements and uses the energy of our country in the right way, so everyone can say – I have energy! Energy for success, for progress, for victory!'
ELEM invests in energetics and thus supports all the plans and needs of our citizens. The investments in energetics are investments in every aspect of life. We work and continue the projects such as: Boshkov Most, Chebren, Galishte, Lukovo Pole, the wind park in Bogdanci and many other current and future projects. We invest in renewable sources of energy and we make sure our country stays ecologically pure.
- Responsible and dedicated business operations
- Creation of added values
- Straightforward and considerate relations
- Implementation of environmental concerns practice
The growth of ELEM is inextricably linked to the development of power generation in Macedonia. Though ELEM was established as an independent enterprise in 2005, its business operations and generation capacities date as far back as the beginning of the 20th century in 1909, to the first light in Skopje.
As shown below, the picture is one of expanding power generation within the Electric Power Company of Macedonia until 2005. Since then, the focus of ELEM’s board and management has been the further development of the company.