secures reliable, safe and affordable power and heat supplies to European households and businesses. EP Infrastructure is primarily responsible for the uninterrupted flow, storage and distribution of natural gas – an irreplaceable commodity that, thanks to its flexibility, is an ideal partner for renewable energy sources during the transformation of the energy sector.

produces electricity in seven European countries through its balanced portfolio of low-emission, renewable and traditional sources of electrical power. Through strategic terminations of mining activities and coal-related operations as well as massive investments in low-emission alternatives, EP Power Europe actively assumes the responsibility for not only decarbonisation but also for both inhabitants and employees in the regions concerned.

 was created based on EPH’s subsidiaries, which deal with logistics specializing in business partners´ transport needs. The range of activities include not only rail freight, freight forwarding, rental of railway rolling stock and intermodal operations, but also staffing and training of employees for railway work. It offers premium services and complex logistics solutions.

provides real estate projects throughout the entire EPH group. It is focused on seeking opportunities and implementation of real estate development projects for the benefit of the EPH group members. The company currently operates in several European countries including the Czech Republic as a domestic market.

Gas transmission

Eustream

operates the high-pressure transport network in the Slovak Republic, whose primary mission is to transport natural gas to Slovakia and through its territory to European markets.

The Eustream transmission system is an important energy link between the Russian Federation and the European Union. It is connected to the main transport routes in Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary, and a new interconnection pipeline with Poland is under construction. Thanks to the continual modernization and upgrading of its infrastructure, the company ensures safe and reliable supply of ecological energy source to Central, Western and Southern Europe. Eustream’s business partners include major energy companies from both EU and non-EU member states. In 2019, Eustream transported 69.1 billion cubic meters of gas (729 TWh).

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Gas and Power Distribution

SPP – distribúcia

is the owner and operator of a gas distribution network, which accounts for approximately 98% of the volumes distributed in the territory of the Slovak Republic. The company is responsible for the reliable, safe and efficient distribution of natural gas from transmission networks through gas distribution systems to end customers, and also for securing connection to the distribution network and for meter-readings of consumed natural gas.

The total length of pipelines on all pressure levels operated by SPP – distribúcia is now 33,323 km. Over 94% of all inhabitants of the Slovak Republic have access to natural gas, making Slovakia second in Europe in terms of gas network density. 

SPP – distribúcia is the Slovak leader in natural gas distribution delivering its services to 26 users of the distribution network as well as over 1.5 million customers connected to the gas distribution system in the whole of Slovakia.

More on www.spp-distribucia.sk

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Stredoslovenská energetika

is a multi-commodity energy supplier in Slovakia. Besides supplying electricity and gas to more than 650,000 off-take points, it also offers comprehensive solutions for improving energy efficiency, optimising demand and energy management.

SSE also operates own assets with electricity generating capacities, including one generating capacity (SSE-PD) providing ancillary services during the day, and also has its own photovoltaic capacities for electricity generation (SSE-Solar) and small hydropower plants (SSE-MVE).

Through its subsidiary company Stredoslovenská distribučná, it is the second largest regional distribution company in Slovakia.

More on www.sse.sk

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EP Energy Trading

is one of the key suppliers of electricity and natural gas in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. It supplies energy not only to households, but also to large customers, including major companies and institutions in industry, the food sector, healthcare, state administration and local governments. Currently, epet supplies more than 66,000 off-take points.

An advantage of EP Energy Trading. a.s. is the access to power plants from the EP Energy group such as Elektrárny Opatovice, Plzeňská energetika and United Energy. Thanks to this, the company is a stable partner for its customers, offering certainty of keeping contract obligations. In 2019, the company supplied its end-customers in the Czech Republic and Slovakia with more than 2.9 TWh of electricity and 2.1 TWh of natural gas.

The company has been in the market for 15 years. Throughout that time, due to its competitive prices, professional approach, flexibility and customer focus, epet has established itself as an important supplier of energies on the Czech market.

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Heat infra

Elektrárny Opatovice

supplies thermal energy for more than 60,000 households in the Hradec Králové – Pardubice – Chrudim area and also for several hundred organisations such as industrial enterprises and administrative, commercial, sport, health and cultural facilities. Elektrárny Opatovice’s heat supply system is comprised of approximately 300 km of heat supply networks. In financial terms, EOP is one of the most favourable heat suppliers in the Czech Republic, steadily supplying heat to customers in Hradec Králové, Pardubice and Chrudim for the lowest long-term prices in the Czech Republic. EOP has 6 alternators that supply altogether up to 2,100 GWh of electricity, which is approximately one third of the demand in the Hradec Králové region. The power station also has the capacity to supply balancing power, which helps to balance supply and demand in the Czech electricity grid, and it is able to operate in island mode and continue providing power to a specified area in case of collapse of the whole electricity grid.

More on www.eop.cz

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Plzeňská teplárenská

is the largest company in the Pilsen region engaged in the production of electrical and thermal energy. The company further distributes and supplies heat, cooling, drinking and service water and compressed air to its customers.

The company runs three cogeneration heating plants including one waste-to-energy plant with a total installed heat capacity of 814 MWth and a total installed electrical capacity of 274 MWe. As a primary fuel for heat and power generation, lignite, biomass and municipal waste are used.

Based on a long-term contract with the Czech transmission system operator, ČEPS, a.s., Plzeňská teplárenská, a.s. provides certified ancillary services and helps balance electricity supply and demand.

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United Energy

is an important heat producer in the northern Bohemian region. It supplies thermal energy to 34,000 flats in Most and Litvínov, and also to industrial enterprises, schools, health facilities, offices and various institutions. Part of the thermal energy is sold to the networks of third-party heat distributors. The length of United Energy’s heat distribution network, owned by its subsidiary Severočeská teplárenská, totals more than 140 km of distribution pipes. United Energy operates the Komořany CHP plant near Most, which fires indigenous brown coal in 10 modern fluidised-bed boilers meeting all environmental and public health regulations. Every year, the CHP plant produces up to 10,000 TJ of thermal energy, which is used for electricity and heat production. The Komořany CHP plant generates electricity in 8 turbine generator sets with an aggregate installed electrical capacity of 239 MWe.

More on www.ue.cz

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Budapesti Erömü

is a modern and leading heat and electricity producer in Budapest, Hungary with total heat and electricity capacity of 1,401 MWth and 396 MWe, respectively Budapesti Erőmű produces approximately 55% of the district heating in Budapest distributed by FÖTAV (1.8 TWh/y) and ~3 % of total electricity demand in the country (almost 1.4 TWh/y). The company has been supplying energy for the capital for more than 100 years. Its basic objective is to generate energy from a clean energy source (gas), at the highest possible efficiency and with a minimum environmental impact, as well as steadily and reliably. As a result of the continuous developments, both heat and electricity are generated at a favourable efficiency and at a decreasing cost level. Due to the benefits of cogeneration, mainly the lower fuel consumption, the environmental impact keeps on decreasing. At present, the emitted pollutants are five times less than before the modernisation programme. With its environmentally friendly and efficient production, Budapesti Erőmű proves that a power plant and the residents can live in each other’s direct environment by keeping the other’s interests in mind and working for the future generations. 

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Gas storage

Gas storage

Nafta

is an international company with an extensive experience in underground gas storage, is a leading company in exploration and production of hydrocarbons. In addition, the company initiates research activities as well as projects focused on the storage of energy from renewable sources. NAFTA operates in the Central European countries and currently runs not only in Slovakia and the Czech Republic, but also in Germany, Austria and Ukraine.

In Slovakia, NAFTA operates a system of underground gas storage with a capacity of 27.7 TWh. Working storage volume is a dynamic variable depending primarily on its mode of use by customers. The UGS facilities of NAFTA are connected to the Slovak distribution grid, transition system of Eustream and Virtual Trading Point in Austria.

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Pozagas

owns and operates an underground gas storage facility near the town of Malacky in Slovakia. Its storage capacity is 6.9 TWh.

Since 1993, the company has earned an excellent record offering underground natural gas storage services. Working in a liberalised natural gas market, being strategically located in the proximity of Europe’s main transport routes and the Virtual Trading Point, Austria, as well as owning direct connection to the hub’s infrastructure, the company has grown into a flexible and reliable gas storage services provider operating in the region.

More on www.pozagas.sk

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SPP Storage

operates the Dolní Bojanovice underground gas storage facility in the Czech Republic; the UGS facility was developed in depleted oil&gas reservoirs and completed in 1999. Working gas capacity amounts to 6.1 TWh. UGS Dolní Bojanovice is directly connected to the Slovak gas grid.

More on www.sppstorage.cz

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NAFTA Speicher

is the owner and technical operator of underground gas storage facilities Breitbrunn/Eggstätt, Inzenham-West and Wolfersberg in Bavaria with a total storage capacity of 19.9 TWh. The company is engaged in operation and development of all three gas storage facilities as well as marketing of storage capacities and related services at Inzenham-West. NAFTA Speicher is a subsidiary of NAFTA – a growing international company with extensive experience in natural gas storage management and development and in exploration and production of oil and gas in Central Europe. NAFTA Speicher is benefiting from NAFTA’s 45-year-long experience in gas storage business. Outside of Germany, NAFTA also operates its own storages linked to the Slovak and Austrian markets and serves as the technical operator for third party storages in both Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

More on www.nafta-speicher.de

Renewables

Wind Power Plants

VTE Pchery

VTE Pchery, s.r.o. operates wind power plants near the village of Pchery in the Kladno area, with an installed capacity of 2 x 3 MWe. Thanks to these parameters, the Pchery wind power plant is a facility with the highest unit capacity in the Czech Republic. The power plant was put into operation in April 2008, with capital expenditure totalling CZK 190 million.

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Photovoltaic Plants

Greeninvest Energy

Greeninvest Energy, a.s. operates a 5.2 MW photovoltaic plant in Ladná in the Břeclav area.

 

Powersun

POWERSUN a.s. operates photovoltaic power plants in Hustopeče (1.1 MWe) and Kyjov (2 MWe).

 

Triskata

Triskata, s.r.o. operates a 1 MWe photovoltaic plant in Strážske (Slovakia).

 

Arisun

ARISUN, s.r.o. operates a 1 MWe photovoltaic plant in Strážske (Slovakia).

 

 

Biogas Plants

Alternative Energy

The biogas plant in Bošany, Slovakia is a facility using the latest technology in energy exploitation of biodegradable waste. The result of the process is the production of electricity and thermal energy production and certified fertilizers.

more on www.alternativenergy.sk

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Additional renewable power sources with regulated capacity are listed in the EPPE segment.

Others

AISE

A consultancy specialising in efficient energy use, comprehensive energy services, automation of industrial energy system management, and energy systems and audits.

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Power Generation

Italy

EP Produzione

operates a total generation capacity of 4,300 MW through five gas-fired power plants and one coal-fired power plant in Italy, making it one of the most relevant power generation players in the country. EP Produzione efficient and high-performance power stations are managed according to the highest environmental, safety and reliability standards.

EP Produzione includes hard coal power plant Fiume Santo on the Sardinia island with around 600 MW of net installed capacity, which is considered to be one of the most important industrial facilities in the northwestern Sardinia. Other five gas power plants are located mainly in the north of Italy – Livorno Ferraris, Ostiglia, Tavazzano and Montanaso, Trapani and Scandale power plant. The last power plant is managed by Ergosud, a 50% joint venture between EPH and A2A gencogas.

More on www.epproduzione.com

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Fusine Energia

Fusine Energia was created in 2006 to obtain the authorization for the construction and operation of a new biomass power plant. The site is located in the province of Sondrino, Italy, and operates at full capacity since June 2011. The 6 MW plant is fuelled with biomass made of wood chips originating mainly from neighbouring regions, which has a positive impact on local economy. The yearly biomass comsumption is about 82,000 tons and the total annual production of electricity reaches 41 GWh, the equivalent of powering more than 11,000 households.

More on www.eppowereurope.com

Ergosud S.p.A.

Ergosud S.p.A, which is jointly owned by Energetický a průmyslový holding, a.s. (EPH) and A2A gencogas S.p.A, built and manages the thermoelectric plant in Scandale, Italy. The plant belongs to the most advanced and modern electricity generation powerplants, thanks to the use of the innovative combined cycle technology. It adopts the most advanced construction technologies in order to minimize the environmental impact and maximize the thermal efficiency (which reaches 56.67 %, one of the best values achievable with this type of system). By combining two thermodynamic cycles (the Brayton cycle and the Rankine cycle), the combined cycle allows to optimize the exploitation of the energy contained in the fuel (natural gas).  

The Scandale plant has set environmental protection and the health and safety of workers as its primary objective. Adopting the most advanced technical solutions, the plant has been achieving one of the lowest emission limits in the sector, proving the combined cycle technology to be one of the most efficient ways of producing electricity. In addition, the plant is equipped with a “zero liquid discharge” system that allows to reuse all wastewater, including part of rainwater, limiting the use of water from the outside to a minimum.  

The Scandale plant, prepared for cogeneration, consists of two equal, independent modules with a total capacity of 834 MW (417 MW per module). 

More on www.ergosud.it

 

United Kingdom

EP Langage

is a CCGT (Combined Cycle Gas Turbine) power station located near Plymouth, Devon in South West England. Construction of the site started in 2008 and was commissioned in 2010. Total site capacity is 905 MW. High pressure steam system enables market leading efficiency (51.5 %), flexible design is capable of two-shift operation and minimum load, enhancing the plant´s capabilities. The combined cycle provides increased flexibility to National Grid for support and system services helping grid stability.

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EP South Humber Bank

is a gas-fired power station located near Stallingborough, England. Total installed capacity of the power plants is 1,365 MW. The site consists of two separately operated units with a flexible design capable of two-shift operation with minimum load enhancing the flexibility of the plant, similarly to Langage power plant.

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EP Kilroot

Kilroot power station is a coal and oil power station on the east coast of Northern Ireland, UK, commissioned in 1981. The station has installed capacity 513 MW in dual-fired boilers (coal and heavy fuel oil), along with 142 MW in four Open Cycle Gas Turbines (OCGT) and 10 MW of battery energy storage from the Kilroot Advancion Energy Storage Array, which is the only grid scale operational battery storage unit in Ireland with a potential to install a further 30-100 MW of battery storage. Together with EP Ballylumford, it secures over 60 % of Northern Ireland‘s electricity demand.

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EP Ballylumford

This natural-gas-fired power station is the largest power station in Northern Ireland consisting of two Combined Cycle Gas Turbines (CCGT) and two Open Cycle Gas Turbines (OCGT), which was built on a brown field site and began full commercial operation in 2003. Highly flexible CCGTs are able to operate in several different modes (open cycle, CCGT) and have the lowest minimum generation for CCGT in the Irish market. Such attributes are ideal for a system with high levels of wind where flexibility and fast response is required. The OCGTs provide required fast response units, as well as much needed capacity. The combination of fast, flexible and diverse thermal assets, jointly with battery storage potential, makes the Ballylumford portfolio attractive and ideally suited to the future market in Ireland. The potential to install storage at scale (30-100 MW) further enhances and diversifies the portfolio. Significant investment has been made in recent years, further enhancing Ballylumford’s competitive position within the Irish market. The power plant´s capacity is 688 MW and together with EP Kilroot, it secures over 60 % of the region‘s electricity supply from diverse mix of assets.

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Ireland

Tynagh Energy

Tynagh is a 384 MW Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) in east County Galway, the Republic of Ireland. The power station is the only independent CCGT plant in the Irish market and provides a flexible daily electricity product to the Irish wholesale electricity market since 2006. It is a major player in securing electricity supply to Galway and the west of Ireland with 9% of the country’s electricity requirements supplied directly to the national grid. The CCGT plant was developed on the former disused Tynagh Mines site, being a major contributor to the local economy while minimising the environmental impact.

 

 

Germany

Kraftwerk Mehrum

Kraftwerk Mehrum GmbH (KWM) operates a coal-fired power plant with a net installed capacity of 690 MW. Mehrum is located between the cities of Hannover and Braunschweig directly on the Mittelland Canal.

The electrical output is enough to supply 700,000 households or about 1 million people with electrical energy, which corresponds to a supply area of the Hannover region. The operating range of the power plant is between 150 MW and 690 MW of net capacity. Due to the very flexible design, the system can adapt the power production to the individual needs of the power grid and meet the increasingly fluctuating load requirements due to the renewable energies. The system is characterized by relatively high availability rates and high reliability for the shareholders and for the load dispatcher.

In 1979, the coal-fired power station with a net output of initially 654 MW was put into operation. In 2003, extensive efficiency-enhancing measures were implemented (retrofit measure at the turbine, heat recovery in the flue gas system, optimization of cooling tower installations), which led to an increase in net output of 36 MW to 690 MW today and an increase in efficiency to around 40 %. Thanks to these measures, around 80,000 tons of hard coal and around 180,000 tons of CO2 are saved each year in the environmental balance with comparable output. Currently, around 120 employees ensure safe operation of the power plant.

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Saale Energie

is located at Schkopau/Germany and indirectly part owns 42 % of the Schkopau Power Plant in a partnership with Uniper Kraftwerke (formerly known as e.on) and sells 400 MW of electric capacity to Vattenfall in Germany. In addition the Schkopau Power plant sells power and heat to Dow Chemical and Deutsche Bahn via Uniper contracts.

The Schkopau Plant burns lignite from the central German field and supplies electricity to the 380 kV grid and to the 110 kV grid of Deutsche Bahn and also supplies power and steam to the chemical factories of Buna Sow Leuna Olefinverbund GmbH (BSL). The two blocks comprising the co-generation plant can be deployed independently to maintain supply.

The Schkopau power plant is not only a link in East Germanys power supply but also an important economic factor for the entire industrial region by supplying reliable energy to the chemical industry, the railway and the public grid.

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LEAG

LEAG is the largest power plant operator in eastern Germany and also among the biggest private employers in this area. The portfolio comprises mining, refining and generating electricity and heat from lignite. LEAG operates four mines, four power plants and one refining plant. Additionally, LEAG is expanding their business areas. Therefore, the focus is set on future-oriented energy technologies in the fields of renewable energy, electricity storage and cross-sectoral cooperation as well as energy and industrial services for the market.

LEAG as a brand stands jointly for two key operating companies and their subsidiaries: Lausitz Energie Bergbau AG and Lausitz Energie Kraftwerke AG. The main area of operation is the Lusatian mining district – the second largest mining district in Germany.

Lausitz Energie Bergbau AG is responsible for the four Lusatian opencast mines Jänschwalde, Welzow-Süd, Nochten and Reichwalde. They supply the power plants Jänschwalde, Schwarze Pumpe and Boxberg as well as the refining plant Schwarze Pumpe. Briquette and pulverised lignite are processed from the raw material here. The lignite is transported using the company’s own central railway network.

Lausitz Energie Bergbau AG supplies lignite from the opencast mines with a strong focus on reducing and limiting any unavoidable impact of mining on the environment and landscapes. With timely recultivation measures, parallel to mining, a safe diverse postmining landscape is created with forests, agricultural land and areas for nature conservation. The opencast mine Cottbus-Nord, closed as plan in 2015, is being transformed into a lake – the future Cottbuser Ostsee Lake which is scheduled to be finished in mid-2020s. It will be the biggest postmining lake in Germany.

The power plant operations are the responsibility of Lausitz Energie Kraftwerke AG. This has three plants in the Lusatian mining area (Jänschwalde, Schwarze Pumpe, Boxberg) and a 50 percent share of the Lippendof power plant located close to Leipzig, which is operated by LEAG and is supplied by MIBRAG with lignite from the opencast mine nearby. The power plants generate electricity reliably and in line with demand, supply regional district heating and provide process steam for industrial customers.

As the electricity sector in Germany is currently undergoing a fundamental upheaval, LEAG is expanding its business field. With the BigBattery Lausitz, a power storage facility is being established at the Schwarze Pumpe site that is unique in Europe. Continuous operations start in summer 2020. With the virtual power plants “LEAG energy cubes” there is the opportunity of connecting assets of different sizes and functions to agile, virtual units for the electricity market. The industrial services of the mining division consisting of machine and steel construction work as well as maintenance of rail vehicles are offered on the open market under the brand name MCR engineering.

In addition, there are the services of the subsidiaries of Lausitz Energie Bergbau AG. Transport- und Speditionsgesellschaft Schwarze Pumpe mbH (TSS GmbH), is a full-service provider for logistics, material and warehouse management. The planning and service company GMB GmbH provides industrial services in the fields of mining, engineering as well as electricity and heat generation.

More on www.leag.de

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France

Gazel Energie

Gazel Energie (former Uniper France) is the third largest energy producer in France with a diversified portfolio of coal, gas and biomass fueled power plants and wind and solar farms with a total production capacity of 2,263 MW. Gazel Energie is also the fourth largest French provider of electricity and gas for 11,500 supply points. In accordance with the French Energy Transition Act, the company has already invested more than € 1.2 billion in its assets and since 2008 has reduced CO2 emissions by more than half, representing 7.5% of France’s overall decarbonisation.

 

 

Slovakia

Slovenské elektrárne 

is the largest electricity producer in Slovakia, operating two nuclear, two thermal, 31 hydroelectric and two photovoltaic power plants, generating over 70% of the country’s total electricity production. With gross capacity of 4,081 MWe, it is one of the largest electricity producers in Central and Eastern Europe. Its unique portfolio enables it to supply up to 92.5% of electricity without greenhouse gases, avoiding 15 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions every year. Slovenské elektrárne also generates and sells heats and provides ancillary services to the power grid.

Through its subsidiaries, the company sells electricity, gas, heat and energy services to final customers in Slovakia, Czech Republic and Poland, its client portfolio includes some of the largest industrial enterprises in the region.

Slovenské elektrárne is a joint stock company, which was founded in 2002. Since July 2016, 66% of its shares are owned by the energy group Energetický a průmyslový holding (EPH) and the Italian energy company Enel. The remaining 34% of the shares are owned by the Slovak Republic.

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Renewables

Germany

VTE Mibrag

In 2010, MIBRAG NEUE ENERGIE put into operation the “Am Geyersberg” wind farm on the site of the Schleenhain mine near the town of Groitzsch (Germany), with a total installed capacity of 6.9 MW. The wind farm consists of 3 Siemens wind turbines. The costs of this wind farm project totalled more than EUR 9 million. MIBRAG Neue Energie strives for further development of wind power in area of surface mines owned by company MIBRAG.

More on www.mibrag.de

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United Kingdom

Lynemouth Power

Lynemouth Power Station (or “LPL”) is at the forefront of the UK’s energy market as one of the most ambitious renewable energy investment projects in the UK that has been undertaken over recent years. The plant has undergone a major conversion programme that has seen the former coal-fired power station convert to full biomass electricity generation. The conversion project meant a significant collaboration amongst LPL employees, contractor partners, Government agencies and EPH. Now fully handed over to LPL, the plant has 407 MW of net installed powering approximately 450,000 homes.

Lynemouth Power Station uses sustainably-sourced, renewable wood pellets, primarily from the USA and Canada, which are transported to the UK by sea. Carbon emissions arising from transportation are included in the calculation made by LPL to report against current sustainability criteria under the CfD.

It is one of the largest sites of its kind in Europe and has, since converting to biomass, reduced nitrous oxide emissions by two-thirds and more than halved dust emissions. Sulphurous oxide emissions have also been reduced by more than 95% to minimal compared to previous coal generation.

Process safety is a crucial part of everyday operations to protect all personnel and those visiting the site. Lynemouth Power Station’s exceptional safety record is testament to the robust systems and procedures in place, in particular those implemented during the plant’s conversion to biomass. LPL complies with and adheres to strict industry legislation, as well as health and safety codes, to ensure the highest operational standards at all times. 

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Italy

Biomasse Italia

The biomass-fired power plant of Strongoli, owned and operated by Biomasse Italia, a company acquired by EP New Energy Italia in December 2017, is situated in the central-eastern part of Calabria region.

The 46 MW plant is mainly fueled with biomass made of wood chips, derived from forest maintenance and agro-food residuals coming from local and national markets.

The yearly biomass consumption is about 400,000 tons, and the total annual production at full capacity is about 360 GWh.

 

 

 

Biomasse Crotone

The biomass-fired power plant of Crotone, owned and operated by Biomasse Crotone, a company acquired by EP New Energy Italia in December 2017, is situated in the central-eastern part of Calabria region. Crotone is a biomass-fired power plant with a total capacity of 27 MW.

The plant is mainly fueled with biomass made of wood chips, derived from forest maintenance and agro-food residuals coming from local and national markets.

The yearly biomass consumption is about 300,000 tons, and the total annual production at full capacity is about 220 GWh.

 

Mining

Germany

MIBRAG

In 1994, Mitteldeutsche Braunkohlengesellschaft (MIBRAG) was the first East German lignite company to be privatized. Activities of the company have been focused in the south of Saxony-Anhalt – the company’s headquarters are located at the city of Zeitz – and in the region south of Leipzig. MIBRAG is the sole shareholder of companies Helmsteder Revier (HSR), GALA-MIBRAG-Service, Bohr- und Brunnenbau, MIBRAG Consulting International and MIBRAG Neue Energie. The company holds shares in three more entities offering a wide range of services from energy generation, landscaping to civil engineering, disposal, mine engineering services and the operation of a wind farm at the border of United Schleenhain mine in Saxony.

For more than two decades MIBRAG has made a stable contribution to the security of supply in the energy and heat sector. A total up to 19 million tonnes of raw lignite are mined at both mines in Profen (Saxony-Anhalt) and United Schleenhain (Saxony) each year. The modern Lippendorf (Saxony) and Schkopau (Saxony-Anhalt) power plants are major customers of the domestic fuel. The company also includes dust plant at Deuben and industrial power plants at Deuben and Wählitz. MIBRAG’s industrial power plants – among other things – supply district heating, hot water and steam to end customers. Lignite fuel dust is further processed in the cement industry.

MIBRAG has established as reliable partner and stabilizing factor in the economic life of Central Germany. A total share of about 65 % of delivery contracts covering an average annual order volume of EUR 180m is concluded with the companies in the Central German region alone. On this basis, mining helps to secure jobs also outside the company. Furthermore, the company is strongly committed to local alliances for jobs and for regional economic development. The MIBRAG group currently employs 2,700 people, including nearly 160 trainees.

More on www.mibrag.de

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LEAG

LEAG is the fourth largest power plant operator in Germany and the biggest East German energy company. With 8,000 employees LEAG is also among the biggest private employers in this area. The portfolio comprises mining, refining and generating electricity and heat from lignite. LEAG operates four mines, four power plants and one refining plant.

LEAG as a brand stands jointly for two companies: Lausitz Energie Bergbau AG responsible for mining and lignite refining and Lausitz Energie Kraftwerke AG for the power plants. The main area of operation is the Lusatian mining district – the second largest mining district in Germany.

Lausitz Energie Bergbau AG is responsible for the four Lusatian opencast mines Jänschwalde, Welzow-Süd, Nochten and Reichwalde. They produce around 60 million tonnes of lignite per year to supply the power plants Jänschwalde, Schwarze Pumpe, Lippendorf and Boxberg as well as the refining plant Schwarze Pumpe. Briquette, pulverized lignite and fluidized-bed lignite are processed from the raw material here. The lignite is transported using the company’s own central railway network, which is 360 km long.

Beside the adequate supply of lignite Lausitz Energie Bergbau AG’s goal is at the same time to reduce and limit as far as possible the impacts of mining on the environment and landscapes to the unavoidable. With timely recultivation straight after mining a safe diverse post-mining landscape is created with woodlands, fields and grasslands as well as areas for nature conservation. The opencast mine Cottbus-Nord closed as plan in 2015 is being transformed into a lake – the future Cottbuser Ostsee lake until the mid-2020s. It will be the biggest post-mining lake in Germany for now.

More on: www.leag.de

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Others

Humbly Grove Energy

owns and operates an underground gas storage facility near Alton in Hampshire, United Kingdom, consisting of two reservoirs – the Great Oolite and the Rhaetic. 

The facility is a part of the National Transmission System providing approximately 6% of the UK gas storage capability and up to 3% of the national transmission system daily demand.

More on www.humblyenergy.co.uk

 

 

EP Commodities

EP Commodities (EPC) specializes in trading of energy commodities, transit and storage capacities. We deal with transactions in natural gas, power, emissions allowances, coal and structural products like spreads across Europe. EPC focuses on countries where the EPH Group has its assets or where liquidity enables efficient trading. Besides physical trading, we realize financial hedging of commodities as well as sourcing portfolio of end-users in the group companies.

More on www.epcommodities.cz

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RVA Group

RVA Group is a specialist project management and EHS organisation operating in the decommissioning, decontamination, dismantling and demolition sectors. With more than 25 years’ experience in this high-hazard field, the company has established itself as the industry market leader. Headquartered in London, UK, its highly skilled, multi-disciplined engineering team has completed more than 750 large-scale and complex projects worldwide.

With experience spanning the chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, industrial, oil, gas, power and energy industries, RVA provides a comprehensive and flexible range of services – from front-end engineering through to total project management – making certain that in every instance, the client’s precise requirements are met.

As a result, the organisation has become renowned globally for health and safety excellence, engineering expertise, environmental impact minimisation, and strong commercial project control. By working exclusively with plant owners – and remaining independent of the contractor supply chain – RVA provides focused and uncompromised advice throughout the entire project life-cycle.

More on www.rvagroup.org

 

 

EP Coal Trading

EP Coal Trading provides exclusive sale of the Polish sorted and energy coal from the underground mine PG Silesia. The company also sales the Czech sorted and energy coal, brown coal briquettes, and pulverized brown coal dusts, which are produced with the aim of increasing the useful properties of brown or hard varieties of coal. The company also provides sales of brown lignite from the German MIBRAG mines in Central Europe and in collaboration with a leading producer of Kemerovo region provides distribution and sale of Russian sorted and energy coal in the Central, Eastern and Western Europe.

Provides sales of more than 3.5 mil. tons of black coal energy (including about 1.5 mil. tons for the power plant of Fiume Santo, Sardinia) and more than 600 thousand tons of other materials (secondary energy products, lime and limestone sorbents).

More on www.epcoaltrading.cz

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EP Resources

EP Resources AG, located in Zug, Switzerland, handles the procurement of the coal, biomass and freight requirements of EPH’s power facilities located in Germany, Italy, France and UK.
EP Resources is a growing global franchise across energy, leveraging EPH’s in-house demand to offer global clients a portfolio of trading, marketing, freight and logistic services across coal, biomass and freight and thereby adding value to our global clients. EP Resources is 100 percent subsidiary of EP Power Europe.

Rail transport

EP Cargo

is a rail transporter which is providing efficient shipping services to a wide range of customers. EP Cargo company was licensed as a rail carrier in 2010 and was granted the carrier’s safety certificate parts A and B in the same year. The company´s objective is to offer cooperation in meeting the transportation needs of wide range of customers, including freight forwarders, carriers, manufacturing plants, as well as other companies. In 2019, the company transported more than 5 million tons of load.

Více na www.epcargo.cz/en

 

 

EP Cargo Deutschland

is a company responsible for forwarding services within the framework of rail transports in Germany and also other EU countries. It specializes, among other things, in the transport of black and brown coal, energy gypsum, fly ash, energy by-products, etc. It provides complex customer services, including transport optimization, delivery of suitable type of carriages for special transports, route planning, securing of the last mile, handling of relevant documents, etc.

Více na www.epcargo.cz/de

 

 

EP Cargo Invest

manages and arranges for all the railway hardware needed by the companies of EPH group for their freight activities. The company handles investments in locomotives and wagons for the group companies´ long-term projects and also offers railway carriages for short-term rent to third parties. At the same time, the company carries out maintenance and repair work of wagons used for the group companies´ projects and provides guidance in the respective area.

Více na www.epcargoinvest.cz/en

 

 

EP Cargo Polska

deals with rail transport, rail forwarding and freight forwarding from ports at national and international level. It provides loading in the ports of Gdańsk, Gdynia, Szczecin, Swinoujscie, and also loading in national ports on the eastern border. It specializes in the transport of brown and black coal, limestone and energy by-products and offers complex transportation services for power plants and industrial plants in the Czech Republic, Germany and Poland. For customers, EPCP implements railway transport optimization projects, individual siding management and operation, special transportation of technical equipment, optimization of own siding operation, etc.

Více na www.epcargo.cz/pl/

 

 

Loko Train

is a company providing training in the rail industry. It provides service work and education for carriers, railway operators and companies engaged in the repair, maintenance and modernization of railway infrastructure and other services related to railway issues. Within its own LokoPool, it offers locomotive rentals in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Germany, Austria and Hungary. Within its own PersPool, it offers a possibility of renting a train drivers, carriage and wagon examiners and shunting masters in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland. The company also offers counselling and consultations in railway transport, organizes trainings, seminars and conferences focused on the railway segment and provides proper training and courses for locomotive drivers and other necessary trainings about railway traffic and transport.

Více na www.lokotrain.eu/en

Road transport

EOP & HOKA

is a company providing road freight transport of loose materials in silo tanks and tipping semi-trailers. It has its own fleet of more than 100 wagons. Operating in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Germany and Austria, the company handles bulk substrates with focus on operating coal mines, coal mining and operating of the rear fuel cycle of power plants including material solutions. The company also provides solutions for handling secondary energy products (EN450 fly ash, energy gypsum, slag…).

Více na www.eophoka.cz/en

Intermodal transport

EP Intermodal

is a company providing customised project solutions in the field of continental combined transport that subsequently puts into practice and ensures reliable functioning of the entire process. The main objective of the company is to analyze the current state of the European transport system and to focus on combined transport according to the partners’ requirements. The company offers independent and flexible service based on the knowledge and long-term experience in the area of development and sustainability of the intermodal transport network.

More on www.epintermodal.eu/en

 

 

Locon

is a German railway company specialized in transporting goods, materials and containers as well as railway construction. Locon Logistik & Consulting AG has a portfolio of more than 250 cars and 30 locomotives, over 150 employees, including highly qualified professionals, and operates its own repair service. The company carries out shipments throughout Germany, both regular (e.g. from the German ports of Wilhelmshaven and Bremerhaven) and ad hoc shipments, including cross-border to Belgium, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Austria and Slovakia. The company operates its own terminal with reloading station for intermodal transports. Locon Logistik & Consulting AG has been specializing in rail construction projects for more than 17 years: from concept and planning, through the provision of technical equipment and personnel, to precise implementation (e.g. in the recent move of a steel bridge on two parallel rolling stocks).

More on www.locon.de

 

 

SPEDICA Group Companies

The SPEDICA Group is a holding company of RM LINES, Railsped and SPEDICA s.r.o. The group offers one-stop tailor-made logistics solutions including the following: Rail transportation supporting both European and Asian markets, Ocean freight transport services to and from all major seaports worldwide (FCL, LCL and breakbulk cargo, Eurasian rail container transport services, International and domestic full truck/rail car transports within the European Union, International and domestic parcel collection and delivery, Supply chain planning supported by multi-modal transport to optimize the given solution, Supply Chain Management according to client’s individual needs, Complex transport and logistics services, Rail transport and logistics operations certified by the Czech Rail Authorities to operate on both private rail spurs and also on the complete existing Czech rail infrastructure (National railway in the Czech Republic, Rail siding), Transport and freight insurance and control of transport assets to insure effective operations and services.

More on www.spedica.cz/en