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PM Cerar Concerned About TET Power Plant Liquidation


The meeting, which is also expected to feature Environment and Spatial Planning Minister Irena Majcen, Infrastructure Minister Peter Gašperšič, chairman of the HSE power utility Blaž Košorok, liquidator Luka Podjed and the MPs, was already announced in November.

Cerar said back then that the TET story would probably end with the liquidation launched on 17 November by the plant's shareholders, mostly consisting of the representatives of the state-owned HSE.

HSE argued that mid-term projections for energy and coal prices do not allow TET and its 160 workers to compete on the market without subsidies.

The power utility said that liquidation at TET, which has been creating a monthly loss of EUR 1m, was a better solution than receivership, since it preserved the social security of the workers at least to a certain extent, keeping their number unchanged for two months.

A liquidation plan is expected by 17 December, while industrial action has been announced in response to the decision.

The daily Delo reported recently that Czech company Carbo Tech had expressed interest in renting the power station, but the STA received unofficial information that the company actually interested in TET is Carbounion Bohemia.

Košorok has declined commenting on this, saying only that there have been a few ideas that have come from potential bidders.


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