Elektrárny Opatovice (EOP)
supplies heat to 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. EOP’s heat supply system is comprised of approximately 300 km of heat networks.
Prices charged by EOP are among the most favourable in the Czech Republic, making steady supply of heat affordable for customers in Hradec Králové, Pardubice, Chrudim and other towns and villages.
EOP operates 6 units with a total installed heat capacity of 927 MWth and a total installed electrical capacity of 378 MWe that supply altogether more than 1 TWh of electricity and 3 PJ of heat annually. 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 also able to operate in island mode and continue providing power to a specified area in case of collapse of the entire electricity grid.
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is the largest company in the Pilsen region engaged in the production of heat and electricity. The company also operates an adjacent district heating network of 265 km, through which it distributes heat to more than 50,000 households in Pilsen. It also supplies heat, cooling, drinking and service water and compressed air to commercial and institutional customers. Based on a long-term contract with the Czech transmission system operator, PLTEP provides certified ancillary services and helps balance electricity supply and demand.
The company runs three cogeneration heating plants including a waste-to-energy plant with a total installed heat capacity of 594 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. We currently invest in a refurbishment of K6 fluid boiler which will allow us to increase the share of biomass combusted in this boiler to 80%, substantially limiting the need for lignite as an energy source. This shall decrease the consumption of coal by 95,000 tonnes per year and the production of CO2 by 108,000 tonnes per year.
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is an important heat producer in the North Bohemia region. It supplies almost 1.5 PJ of heat to more than 30,000 households 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 UE’s heat distribution network, owned by its subsidiary Severočeská teplárenská, totals 148 km of distribution pipes.
UE operates the Komořany CHP plant near Most with an installed heat capacity of 487 MWth and electrical capacity of 239 MWe, producing heat and power in a highly efficient cogeneration mode, while meeting all environmental and public health regulations. In line with the decarbonization efforts of the EPIF Group, one of the existing lignite boilers is currently under refurbishment to enable 100% biomass combustion. As a result, the share of biomass in the fuel mix of UE is projected at approximately 40%. This shall translate into 130 thousand tonnes of CO2 saved annually, with a substantial decline in sulphur dioxide emissions and dust particles.
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