Employees of Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS) overcame all challenges successfully in this difficult year, while this will be one of the best years for EPS according to all parameters, said Serbian Mining and Energy Minister Aleksandar Antić.
Speaking at the ceremonial session of the EPS Supervisory Board marking the celebration of EPS Day on 6th October, Antić thanked all employees and congratulated them on their industrious and dedicated work.
Milorad Grčić, EPS acting director, congratulated all employees on EPS Day and emphasised that it was up to the company’s miners, installers, engineers and managers to preserve and modernise what has been done by previous generations.
– Also testifying to the good is the fact that EPS is ranked seventh on the latest list of the top 100 companies in Southeast Europe, while last year it was ranked in 19th place – said Grčić. He added that the “Đorđe Stanojević” Awards marking EPS Day have been awarded to those who really deserve them, noting that EPS does not forget people who have excelled in doing positive things for EPS during their careers and working lives.
Professor Branko Kovačević Ph.D., president of the EPS Supervisory Board, said that the construction of power stations at the start of the 20th century provided an incentive for the industrialisation of Serbia, before expressing his expectation that the modernisation of EPS and the energy sector will provide the basis for Serbia’s further economic development.
On the occasion of the Day of EPS, the “Đorđe Stanojević” Awards for contributions to the development of EPS in Serbia were presented. Awards for several decades of successful work and contributions in the field of electrical energy were presented to Zoran Božović, Dr Dušan Čomić, Slobodan Kujović, Milan Kovačević and, posthumously, to Milenko Vulićević.
EPS Day is celebrated on 6th October in memory of the launch of the operations of the first public power plant in Serbia in 1893, which was built in the Belgrade neighbourhood of Dorćol.