Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic said on Tuesday that the top security agency is investigating events that led to production failures at one of the country’s main power plants.
The Nikola Tesla thermal power plant suffered a breakdown in mid-December, leaving parts of Serbia without electricity. Experts said that the cause of the breakdown was the bad quality coal that was being shipped form Serbian power company (EPS) mines. The incident led to the forced resignation of acting EPS CEO Milorad Grcic, an official of the ruling Serbian Progressive Party (SNS).
Brnabic told the pro-government Prva TV that the Security Intelligence Agency (BIA) and the police were investigating events at the plant. “They are looking into responsibility. We have four dismissed directors and the acting CEO has resigned, we are talking about who is responsible,” she said, adding that there were too many coincidences at the power plant.
“We solved the problem without imposing power cuts. We import electricity in the winter even when the system is stable,” Brnabic said.