KEK reconnects to power plants` units to the grid

Kosovo`s power utility KEK has reconnected two units of its aging coal-fired power plants to the grid, one after a planned overhaul and another after an unplanned outage caused by a boiler leak.

Kosovo's power utility KEK has reconnected two units of its aging coal-fired power plants to the grid, one after a planned overhaul and another after an unplanned outage caused by a boiler leak.

The utility said in a statement that "KEK is producing with the maximum output at power plants Kosova A and Kosova B of 800-megawatt hours (MWh) of electricity.”

Kosovo, which relies on coal for most of its electricity generation, has experienced electricity shortages and frequent blackouts since Nov. 21 due to outages which have halved its power output to 400 MWh.