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 to more than 230,000 households, numerous office buildings, industrial companies, hundreds of schools and health facilities and other entities.
Pražská teplárenská operates in total eight heat sources with total installed thermal capacity of 1,046 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. 90 % 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).
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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 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.
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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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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.
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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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