ČEZ Has Asked the Ministry of the Environment for an Environmental Impact Assessment of the Potential Construction of New Nuclear Units in Dukovany
In accordance with the Updated National Energy Strategy, ČEZ is prepared to initiate the process of a comprehensive environmental impact assessment (EIA) of the planned construction of new units in the Dukovany Nuclear Power Plant. Therefore, the company has today submitted to the Ministry of the Environment all the documents required to launch the EIA process. This is the first step in the company’s effort to fulfill the National Action Plan for the Development of Nuclear Energy to ensure the long-term energy self-sufficiency of the Czech Republic. The purpose of the EIA is to identify, describe and comprehensively assess foreseeable impacts of the planned projects on the environment and public health in the relevant context. The EIA is conducted in cases defined by law, always before all the requisite permits are obtained and before the actual project implementation begins. The European energy sector has been going through a period of significant changes and uncertainties, and ČE
Today the ČEZ Group officially filed a Request for Arbitration against the Republic of Bulgaria with the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), by which it officially commenced international investment arbitration proceedings due to Bulgaria’s failure to observe the investment protection provisions of the Energy Charter Treaty. It decided to take this step following a number of actions of Bulgarian authorities damaging ČEZ companies in Bulgaria, causing the long-term critical situation on the local energy market that is not improving. The claim amounts to hundreds of millions of Euros.
CEZ Group’s net income in Q1 2016 was CZK 10bn, which is a 32% increase year-on-year. EBITDA grew by 5% year-on-year. The growth was achieved in spite of a further decrease in wholesale electricity prices, primarily thanks to the Company’s successful business strategy.
At today´s meeting the Board of Directors of the power company CEZ decided on date of General Meeting of Shareholders and on proposal of the sum of the dividend from the last year’s profit to be submitted to the General Meeting of Shareholders.
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Unit 1 of the Dukovany Nuclear Power Plant has been licensed to operate further. ČEZ received the order of the State Office for Nuclear Safety yesterday evening.
ČEZ IS ONE OF A FEW LARGE ENERGY COMPANIES THAT IS STILL MAKING MONEY. BUT ITS PROFIT IS DECLINING TOO, AS THE PRICE OF ELECTRICITY DECLINES. THE MAIN REASONS ARE THE LOW PRICES OF COMMODITIES, ESPECIALLY OIL, AND THE SITUATION WITH SUBSIDIZED ENERGY SOURCES. THESE ARE REVOLUTIONARY CHANGES, SAYS DANIEL BENEŠ. (Interview for Hospodarske noviny)
After thoroughly assessing all the related opportunities and risks, ČEZ decided not to submit a binding offer to buy Vattenfall’s German assets. The company is however prepared to further discuss other possible options and terms of the acquisition.
Net income adjusted for extraordinary effects was CZK 27.7bn in 2015, which exceeds original expectations by more than CZK 700m despite a further decrease in the realization prices of generated electricity and lower production in nuclear power plants. A positive effect was derived especially from the refund of a portion of tax on emission allowances from 2011 and 2012 and a successfully implemented program of savings and pro-growth measures. CEZ Group managed to cut fixed costs by CZK 3bn while increasing total revenues to CZK 210bn, primarily thanks to increased sales of electricity, gas, and heat to end customers.
ČEZ today submitted a non-binding offer to acquire Vattenfall’s German lignite and hydro activities. These assets represent an interesting opportunity to expand business of CEZ in a neighboring region. In Europe where coal is still crucial for the overall energy supply, CEZ has extensive know-how in operation of conventional power plants and of lignite mining, as a bridge technology to more renewable energy sources.