Bardh mine

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The Bardh mine was a lignite mine which is owned and operated by Kosovo Energy Corporation (KEK). The mine is the main supplier to KEK's Kosova B power station.[1]

A review of Kosovo's energy system stated that the mine has a working surface area of 4.5 km2 and employs 2512 staff. The mine, the review stated, has reserves of 35 million tonnes.[2]

The review stated that the mine had suffered from "neglect over last 10 years has caused loss of conveyor belts", "due to slippage angle of mining needs to be changed (time consuming)", "more new machinery and parts for the old ones", "aAncillary plant to cover numerous support operations" and the need for a "new access road".[2]

The production capacity of Kosova A power station and Kosova B power station has been hampered by chronic technical problem, including a lightning strike in July 2002. Kosovo has been importing electricity in order to make up some for its deficit. Despite the imports for much of the 1999-2002 electricity was not guarantied 24 hours a day.[3]

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  1. "About KEK" Kosovo Energy Corporation website, accessed May 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Haris Ramic, "Kosovo Energy Potential", undated, accessed May 2011.
  3. "Kosovo Energy" UNMIK, October 28, 2012.

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