GEN-I launches largest solar plant in North Macedonia
Skopje, 11 October - Slovenian energy company GEN-I has constructed the largest solar plant in North Macedonia, which will generate 25,000 megawatt hours of green energy to meet the needs of more than 5,500 households, GEN-I said in a statement on Tuesday.
The plant was connected to the Macedonian grid in September but the inauguration event was held in the capital of Skopje on Tuesday.
It was attended by GEN-I chairman Igor Koprivnikar, Macedonian Prime Minister Dimitri Kovačevski and Macedonian Economy Minister Kreshnik Bekteshi.
"With this investment, we took a step forward into the future towards energy independence, strengthening the green economy and improving living standards," Koprivnikar was quoted as saying.
North Macedonia had leased the degraded land where the plant was built for 50 years, which makes it an important partner and a key strategic stakeholder, GEN-I wrote.
Bekteshi said GEN-I's investment showed how "the policies and measures designed to transform the energy sector and increase green energy production that were only launched three years ago have already started delivering results".
Koprivnikar added that North Macedonia had always been an important market for GEN-I, and "with this investment we are connecting even more".
He sees the project as "an important milestone demonstrating GEN-I's will to lead the green transformation and our capacity to deliver large-scale renewable projects".