•  Key strategic gas infrastructure operator & relevant power distributor in Slovakia and the Czech Republic

Gas & 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.

SPP – distribúcia ensures also the sale of distribution capacities, development, operation and maintenance of gas networks, as well as gas balancing and dispatching. The dispatching control of the distribution network and measurement of gas flow at the input and output points of the distribution network are among the key tasks of SPP – distribúcia. Slovak Gas Dispatching manages the distribution network through its centre located in Bratislava as well as 4 other monitoring centres with 24/7 operation. Dispatch management and the SCADA monitoring system play an important role in distribution security and consistent gas supply for Slovak buyers. By withdrawing or injecting natural gas from/to underground storages, the company ensures the balancing of daily differences between the volume of natural gas entering the distribution system and the volume consumed by end-customers.

The total length of pipelines on all pressure levels operated by SPP – distribúcia is now only a little less than 33.000 km. The company distributes roughly 98% out of total distributed volume of natural gas in Slovakia. 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. In 2015 the company distributed 4.585 billion m3 of natural gas to its customers.

SPP – distribúcia plays an important role in ensuring the energy security of Slovakia by fulfilling its responsibility for securing uninterrupted supplies to households in the event of emergency situations, such as restricted gas supplies or an exceptionally cold winter.

SPP – distribúcia is a regulated legal entity. As a distribution network operator, it guarantees all entities transparent and non-discriminatory access to this network, while respecting the confidentiality of sensitive business information. In its activities the company pays systematic attention to improving the quality of services for its customers and to meeting the market requirements.

The technical safety and reliability of supplies and, at the same time, cost – efficient distribution of natural gas, represent the pillar of the core business activities of SPP – distribúcia. Therefore, the company is continuously focused on optimizing its internal processes and individual activities with emphasis put on maintaining the safety and reliability of the gas distribution network.

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 energy, it also offers comprehensive solutions for improving energy efficiency, optimising demand and energy management. It also supplies natural gas to its customers in addition to electrical energy.

SSE controls subsidiaries 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).

Through its subsidiary company Stredoslovenská distribučná, SSE is the second largest regional distribution company in Slovakia. It operates an electricity distribution network with a total length of 33,400 km and supplies electricity for more than 700,000 households in Central Slovakia and a part of Western Slovakia.

more on www.sse.sk

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EP Energy Trading

is one of the important suppliers of electricity, natural gas and related services to final customers in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. It supplies energy to households, small businesses and large customers, including a number of major companies and institutions in industry, the food industry, healthcare, state administration and local governments. Currently, the company supplies over 50,000 supply points.

An advantage of EP ENERGY TRADING is access to energy generating plants from EP Energy such as the Most-Komořany power station, Elektrárny Opatovice and Plzeňská energetika. Thanks to this, it is now a stable partner for its customers, offering some of the best pricing terms on the market and certainty of keeping contract obligations. In 2015, the company supplied its final customers in the Czech Republic and Slovakia with over 1.8 TWh of electricity and 1.4 TWh of natural gas.

Beyond the deliveries to end customers, the company operates in the wholesale market for electricity and gas, which last year traded 22.6 TWh. The company operates in the market for over ten years and during that time due to its competitive prices, professional approach, flexibility and customer focus built a position as an important trader in electricity and natural gas.

more on www.epet.cz

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