Heat Infra


Plzeňská Energetika


is a leading heat and electricity producer in western Bohemia. It operates a CHP plant with a total achievable thermal capacity of 448 MWt and a total achievable electrical capacity of 111 MWe. Plzeňská energetika supplies thermal energy to 30% of all heat customers in Plzeň, in particular households.

Plzeňská energetika also operates a back-up unit with an achievable output of 21 MWe. It provides ancillary services for the operator of the Czech electricity transmission system, ČEPS, in particular primary frequency control, tertiary output control and the QS15 quick-start balancing capacity, supporting the operation of the Czech transmission system. Since 2009, when the construction was started, capital expenditure on this unit has totalled CZK 342 million. The back-up unit ensures the stability and security of electricity supply for final customers and its technical design supports very quick recovery of electricity supply in emergencies related to the collapse and recovery of the electricity grid.

more on www.pe.cz





Pražská Teplárenská


is one of the largest district heating companies in the Czech Republic in terms of the number of operated devices. The company’s activities are concentrated in the area of Prague and surrounding areas. Pražská teplárenská covers almost 25 % of the market for thermal energy in Prague and delivers heat for more than 230,000 households, numerous office buildings, industrial companies, hundreds of schools and health facilities and other entities.

Pražská teplárenská operates in total seven heat sources with total installed thermal capacity of 1,054 MWth. A major source of heat for the Prague Heat Distribution System (PTS) is Elektrárna Mělník I (EMĚ I) – operated by Energotrans, a subsidiary of ČEZ, supplying c. 87% of the total heat supply to PTS. Sources operated by Pražská teplárenská – primarily heating plant Malešice, heating plant Michle and heating plant Krč are in place to cover winter demand peaks. Furthermore, the heat is also sourced from a local waste-to-energy plant (ZEVO Malešice).

more on www.ptas.cz





Elektrárny Opatovice (EOP)


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 advantageous heat suppliers in the Czech Republic, steadily supplying heat to customers in Hradec Králové, Pardubice and Chrudim for one of the lowest prices in the Czech Republic, which is approximately 25% lower than the price of heat produced from brown coal on a nationwide average.

EOP has 6 alternators that supply altogether 1,800 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, and it also ensures island operation for a specified area in the case of the collapse of the whole electricity grid.

more on www.eop.cz





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





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 57% 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.

more on www.budapestieromu.hu