ENDLESSNES DECANTED INTO LIFE
We decant the captured treasure into energy. The coal is dominant electric power resource for production of electricity in the electric power system in Macedonia. The coal and gas participate with more than 50% in the electricity production in European Union and they will stay in the following decades important bangles in the electric power mix. The coal – lignite is applied in the industry, toplifikacija, and also for a broad expenditure and for us the further exploration of the sources, the production and its exploitation has essential importance.
The base energy of the electric power system in the country is founded on the coal potential of Kicevo and Pelagonija Basins with the determined coal deposits: Suvodol, Brod-Gneotino, Zivojno. Oslomej, Popovjani and Stragomiste which have enabled opening of our two large surface coal mines–SM Oslomej and SM Suvodol.
The natural conditions and the determined reserves of coal deposits, as well as the technical possibilities of the power system are guarantee that in the following period the continuous work of the thermo power plants will continue. From the overall determined 664 million tons geological coal reserves in Republic of Macedonia, it is estimated that 38% could be exploited with surface excavation, and the rest with cavity - underground technology. Cavity coal excavations are still not applied on our territory.
In future is expected the coal to have great usage in the industry, toplifikacija and broad expenditure. Our country is highly energetically dependent from its exploration, production and usage. Pollution of the environment during the usage of the lignites is their weakness, but the establishment of strict ecological criteria and the maximal care for protection of the working and life environment are our priorities.