Renewable energy

Energy Generationind energy sector

Wind is currently one of the world’s fastest growing means of producing electricity from renewable sources. In the Czech Republic, ČEZ has been operating two wind farms since 2009—power plants near Věžnice in the Vysočina Region and near Janov in the Pardubice Region. In Germany, an inland set of 53 turbines operates with an installed capacity of 133.5 MW. In Turkey, nine 28.2 MW turbines operate under the Akenerji joint venture with a Turkish partner. ČEZ also produces green electricity in the largest onshore wind farm in Europe, Fantanele-Cogealac in Romania, with 240 turbines and a total capacity of 600 MW.

You can find more information about wind power plants of CEZ in the section Energy Generation

 

Photovoltaics

The ČEZ Group currently operates 13 power plants with a total installed capacity of 130 MW in the Czech Republic and Bulgaria. The largest is Ralsko, with an installed capacity of 55.7 MW.

ČEZ is also a leading supplier of photovoltaic power plants for family house rooftops and corporate and administrative buildings. While ČEZ Prodej installs photovoltaics for households, larger customers are the responsibility of ČEZ ESCO.  In Germany, through INVEN CAPITAL, ČEZ owns a minority stake in Zolar, an innovative company that produces digital solutions for installing roof photovoltaic systems and combining photovoltaics with batteries.

You can find more information about solar power plants of CEZ in the section Energy Generation

 

Hydropower plants

ČEZ operates 34 hydroelectric power plants and three pumped-storage power plants with a total capacity of 1,961.1 MW in the Czech Republic. The largest hydroelectric power plants include the Vltava river ‘cascade’: Orlík, with a capacity of 364 MW, Slapy with 144 MW, and Lipno with 1,120 MW. Operation is automated, and the plants are controlled from a modern central dispatch centre in Štěchovice. In 2019, the plants produced a total of 2.2 TWh of clean energy, covering the consumption of 630,000 households.

You can find more information about hydro electric power plants of CEZ in the section Energy Generation

 

Biomass

Biomass is also an important renewable resource. ČEZ burns biomass at the Hodonín and Poříčí power plants (mainly woodchips) and the Jindřichův Hradec Energy Centre (mainly straw).

You can find more information about biomass of CEZ in the section Energy Generation