Energetický a průmyslový holding (EPH) is a leading Central European energy group that owns and operates assets in the Czech Republic, the Slovak Republic, Germany, Italy, the UK and Hungary. EPH is a vertically integrated energy utility covering the complete value chain ranging from highly efficient cogeneration, power generation, and natural gas transmission, gas storage, gas and electricity distribution and supply.
The companies in the group employ nearly 25,000 people.
EPH seeks to achieve excellence in all aspects of its operations. EPH is the largest supplier of heat in the Czech Republic, the biggest electricity producer and the second biggest electricity distributor and supplier in Slovakia and ranks as the second biggest lignite producer in Germany. It is also an operator of the most robust transmission network in Europe, a key transporter of Russian natural gas to Europe and the biggest gas distributor in Slovakia.
EPH is compromised of over 50 companies structured in two pillars EP Infrastructure and EP Power Europe.
EP Infrastructure is an energy infrastructure utility focused on gas transmission, gas and power distribution, heat and power generation and gas storage. With principal operations in the Slovak Republic and the Czech Republic, EP Infrastructure is a unique entity with a large and diverse infrastructure asset base.
EP Power Europe is focused on the development of a coherent power generation portfolio in Europe. Currently, our main activities are concentrated in Italy (thermal power generation assets), Slovakia (power generation from various sources within the company Slovenské elektrárne), Germany (lignite mining and power generation) and the UK (hard coal power plant Eggborough and biomass conversion project Lynemouth).
In 2009, J&T Group and PPF Group founded EPH. Independent platform for strategic investments in the energy and ancillary industries.
EPH’s management team began to take shape in 2001 within the corporate investment branch of J&T Group, headed by Daniel Křetínský. EPH’s team quickly developed into a strategic investor focused on corporate investments in the energy industry.
EPH established a solid track record, growing through acquisitions as well as and organically, before reorganising the business in 2016 and establishing the two basic pillars that make up the group today.
EPH is built on two pillars, EP Infrastructure and EP Power Europe, covering the areas of infrastructure, power generation & mining, logistics & coal trading and renewables. These areas include businesses in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, Italy, the UK and Hungary.
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