Press Releases

2 August 2019- Works under the project "Development of Transmission System, LOT 1 - Substations" at SS 110/35/10 kV Theranda

KOSTT J.S.C. wants to inform the citizens that, in order to create safe working conditions, five 10 kV lines (Ballkani, Zona Industriale, Swepsi, Budakova and Studençan feeders) at SS 110/35/10kV Theranda will be disconnected on 04 August 2019 (Sunday) from 10:00h to 10:10h as well as from 12:00h to 12:15h. Disconnection is necessary to enable the works for repairing the separator of bus bars on the 35 kV side.
Citizens/institutions supplied by these lines (Ballkani, Zona Industriale, Swepsi, Budakova and Studençan feeders) will remain without electricity supply from 10:00h to 10:10h as well as from 12:00h to 12:15h (The foreseen reduction is 10MW)

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6 July 2019 Planned overhaul at SS 110/35 kV Vushtrri 1

In order to create safe conditions for the implementation of works planned at SS 110/35/10 kV Vushtrri 1, on 7 July 2019 (Sunday), Substations 110/35 kV Vushtrri 1 and 110/35/6.3 kV Trepca will be disconnected from 10:00 to 14:10. During the abovementioned period of time, citizens/institutions supplied by these Substations will remain without electricity supply (the estimated reduction is 10 MW, mainly at SS Trepca and HPP Hidroline - Selac).


The disconnection is necessary in order to enable the regular overhaul of T1 transformer at SS Vushtrri 1 and the rehabilitation of this Substation.
The said works will affect the maintenance of transmission assets and will increase the stability and security of electricity supply in terms of transmission.
KOSTT J.S.C. kindly asks the citizens for their understanding.

2 July 2019 The Prime Minister of Kosovo, Mr. Ramush Haradinaj, visited KOSTT following the achieved results relating independent operation as an independent Regulatory Area/Block within Continental Europe

Today, in the premises of the KOSTT central building, the management headed by the Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Ilir Shala, hosted in a meeting the Prime Minister of Kosovo, Mr. Ramush Haradinaj, with associates.

Mr. Shala informed the Prime Minister Haradinaj closely on the recent voting process of RGCE/ENTSO-E Transmission System Operators (Regional Group Continental Europe), whereby the new Agreement on Connection with the ENTSO-E will be concluded in accordance with the decisions voted at the 52nd RGCE meeting. "Thanks to KOSTT's continued maximum commitment and support of state institutions and our international friends: the US Embassy, the German Embassy, USAID, KfW and other international friends in sensitizing the issue, this result was achieved and by 14 April 2020 KOSTT will operate as an Independent Regulatory Zone/Block within Continental Europe ", said Mr. Shala.


On this occasion, the Prime Minister Haradinaj congratulated KOSTT's management and employees for this success, considering it as the best and greatest development for the country in the field of energy in Kosovo. “This institution remains an important address for the energy market in the country and energy is one of the main parameters for security and economic development, and the support of the Government will never lack”, said the Prime Minister Haradinaj.

In the framework of this meeting, it was also discussed about the establishment of the Task Force on KOSTT's pre-operational preparation as an independent Regulatory Area/Block, on KOSTT's positioning outside of the new Law on Salaries and the need for the establishment of the Board of Directors of this Company.

On the 13th anniversary of the establishment of KOSTT J.S.C. as Transmission, System and Market Operator and Kosovo Energy Market, the delegation of Prime Minister Haradinaj also visited the National Dispatch Center at KOSTT from where they were informed about the real-time operation of the Transmission System of the Republic of Kosovo.

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1 Takimi Kryeministri me KOSTT korrik 2019
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27 June - KOSTT inaugurates another Major Project- Construction of the 220/10(20)kV Substation Drenas and the 220kV Double Transmission Line

Today, on 27 June 2019, in the presence of numerous personalities of local and international institutions, representatives of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, representatives of the German Embassy, the project package "Construction of 220/10 (20) kV Substation Drenas and the 220kV Double Transmission Line" was inaugurated.

The inauguration of this project follows the successes of KOSTT and the commitment of all employees to achieve the highest professional standards, which have yielded and are yielding tangible results for all Kosovo consumers. So far, Drenas has been supplied by an overloaded 35kV substation, which is a KEDS asset, and with the construction and functionalization of the Drenas Substation, we are contributing to improving the quality of supply for Drenas consumers.

On this occasion, the Chief Executive Officer of KOSTT, Ilir M. Shala, in his speech said "Today's event marks a major development and success for KOSTT, the region of Drenas and the Republic of Kosovo, a very important project package for the Power System of the Republic of Kosovo. The completion of works and the functionalization of this substation, co-funded with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) within the Transmission System Development Project, and built with 220kV gas-insulated high-voltage switchgear - GIS, which in terms of safety are more reliable for operation, with zero accidents so far, and suitable for residential environments in cities and environment-friendly, will affect the increase of transmission and transformation capacities, the increase of safety and quality of power supply for the region of Mitrovica and the entire Republic of Kosovo, thus reducing transmission losses and reducing unsupplied power as a result of eliminating bottlenecks in the distribution network, and supporting the economic and industrial development of the region of Drenas''.

Mr Bekim Muharremi, the representative of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, while congratulating KOSTT itself and KOSTT management as well for being an exemplary collaborator during the implementation of this project, wished success and cooperation with EBRD in all spheres, as well as KOSTT projects in the future.

In his speech, Mayor of the Municipality of Drenas, Mr Ramiz Lladrovci stated ''I feel very happy for the inauguration of the Substation in Drenas, a project started in 2017 when I was selected as the Mayor of Drenas, and since then I promised KOSTT management that there will be no obstacles for implementation of this major project, and therefore we achieved to complete the works in a record time, so citizens and businesses of Drenas will now have the opportunity to enjoy its fruits''

Mr Rinaldo Pagani, the representative of the contracting company ''ABB Italy'', stated that ABB is very happy to support the development of the Republic of Kosovo with the best and most advanced technology of ABB, but today is the day to celebrate the work of all employees engaged from Italy, Croatia, Turkey, Albania, and Kosovo, as well as all subcontractors who participated in the implementation of this project for two years. Despite the challenging journey during the implementation of the works, today is the day to admire what we achieved and that ABB is willing to cooperate with KOSTT and the Republic of Kosovo in the future as well.

This project amounting to EUR 6.8 million is co-funded with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and implementation was performed in 3 (three) LOTs by the following contractors: Consortium ABB Italy and ABB Croatia; Consortium Hyundai Heavy Industry (Bulgaria) and Balkan Petrol Energy (Kosovo) and Romelectro (Romania) as well as the consulting company AF Consult (Switzerland), to whom we are grateful for the work done.

In the end, the Chief Executive Officer of KOSTT, Mr. Shala, continued to thank the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning, and the Municipality of Drenas for the support provided during the implementation of this project, and at the same time, congratulated the staff of KOSTT for their engagement and work done during the stage of project preparation and implementation.

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1 Fjalimi i Kryeshefit Ekzekutiv te KOSTT Ceremonia e Inaugurimit te Nenstacionit Drenasi
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3 Fjalimi i perfaqesuesit te BERZH z Bekim MuarremiCeremonia e Inaugurimit te Nenstacionit Drenasi
4 Fjalimi i Kryetarit te Komunes se Drenasit z Ramiz Lladrovci Ceremonia e Inaugurimit te Nenstacionit Drenasi
5 Fjalimi i Perfaqesuesit te ABB Itali Ceremonia e Inaugurimit te Nenstacionit Drenasi
6 Prerja e shiritit gjate Ceremonise se Inaugurimit te Nenstacionit Drenasi
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19 June 2019 -Inauguration of the Construction of Substation 110/10(20) kV Ilirida

Today, on 19 June 2019, in the presence of the High Governmental Delegation of the Republic of Kosovo, representatives of the United States Embassy, German Development Bank (KfW) and other representatives of local and international institutions, has been inaugurated package project “Construction of Substation 110/10(20) kV Ilirida and Underground Transmission Lines 110 kV”.

Completion of the works and commissioning of this substation, co-funded by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in the framework of the Transmission System Development Project and equipped with high-voltage Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS), which in terms of security are more reliable for operation with zero accidents and suitable for residential areas in the cities and which are more environmentally friendly, will affect the increase of transmission and transformative capacities, enhance the security and quality of electricity supply to the Mitrovica region and the entire Republic of Kosovo, reducing transmission losses and reducing undelivered energy as a result of eliminating bottlenecks in the distribution network, as well as it will support the economic and industrial development of the Mitrovica region.

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17 June 2019 - Planned annual overhaul in SS 110/35kV Gjilan 1

In order to enable the works for completion of the planned annual overhaul in SS 110/35 kV Gjilan 1, on 19 June 2019 (Wednesday), the energy transformer T1 (31.5 MVA) will be disconnected from 09:00 to 09:10 and from 17:00 to 17:10. The respective disconnection will take place for purposes of transferring the load into the energy transformer T2 (20 MVA), while the remainder of the load will be supplied by SS Vitia.

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17 June 2018 - Planned annual overhaul at NS 110/10(20) kV Deçan

In order to enable the works to carry out the planned annual overhaul at the NS 110/10(20) kV Deçan, on 18 June 2019 (Tuesday after midnight), from 00:10 until 00:20 the current transformer T1 will be disconnected in order to transfer the load to the current transformer T2 at the substation in question.
During this time, the citizens/institutions supplied from NS 110/10(20) kV Deçan will remain without electricity in duration of 10 minutes, from 00:10 to 00:20 (The foreseen reduction is 10 MW)

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14 June 2019 - Mandatory intervention in SS 110/35/10kV Prishtina 1

Citizens are hereby informed that on 15 June 2019 (Saturday), the energy transformer T1 (110/10kV) in Substation 110/35/10kV Prishtina 1 will undergo emergency disconnection from 06:00 to 07:00 for purposes of providing safe working conditions. Disconnection is necessary in order to enable the intervention on the earth bar at 10kV.

During this time, citizens/institutions supplied by SS 110/35/10kV Prishtina 1 will remain without electricity supply (predicted reduction: 6MW).
The works in question will have an impact on enhancing the security and reliability of the operation of the Transmission System of the Republic of Kosovo.
KOSTT J.S.C thanks the citizens for understanding.

10 June 2019 - The new 110 kV dual high-voltage line for connecting the Substation 110/10(20) kV Ilirida energized

KOSTT J.S.C. wants to inform the citizens that a new 110 kV dual cable line for connecting the Substation 110/10(20) kV Ilirida will be energized on 11 June 2019 (Tuesday).

The aforementioned new line, which covers the distance from the substation 1.5 kilometres east to connect to the existing overhead line from Substation Vallaq to Substation Palaj, passes into the settlements of the Municipality of Mitrovica (from the "Stadium" neighbourhood, the Public University of Mitrovica up to the "Fidanishte" neighbourhood).

KOSTT J.S.C. would like to ask the citizens residing in the abovementioned settlements for a greater care since the said line poses a high voltage threat from the moment it is energized.

7 June 2019 - Works within the project "Rehabilitation of the T1 power transformer at SS 110/35/10 kV Ferizaj 1"

We want to inform the citizens that, for the purpose of creating safe working conditions, the power transformer 110/35 kV, T1 at SS 110/35/10 kV Ferizaj 1 will be disconnected on 10 June 2019 (Monday) at 11:00h and will be disconnected until 18:00h of 17 June 2019 (Monday). The disconnection is necessary to enable the works for the rehabilitation of the T1 power transformer in the substation in question, while the T2 (110/35 kV) and the T3 (110/10 kV) power transformers will be operating.

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