Unipetrol and ČEZ expand Benzina’s offer with electric energy and add new fast chargers on Motorway D5 at Kladruby and Road I/6 in Bochov
Unipetrol continues expanding the number of locations within Benzina’s network of filling stations where drivers are offered not only conventional fuels but also electric energy from fast charging stations. Two new fast chargers of ČEZ have been installed at Benzina’s outlets in Kladruby on the D5 motorway in the direction to Rozvadov and in Bochov on the international road to Karlovy Vary (Road I/6). Eight Benzina locations throughout the Czech Republic currently offer ten fast chargers from ČEZ.
CEZ Group earned CZK 8.3 billion in Q1; ČEZ Board of Directors proposes dividend of CZK 24 per share
CEZ Group’s EBITDA reached CZK 19.3 billion in Q1 2019, up 10% year-over-year. Net income increased by 14% to CZK 8.3 billion; net income adjusted for extraordinary events not related to ordinary business operations reached CZK 8.8 billion, up CZK 1.5 billion year-over-year. This growth in earnings can be attributed primarily to higher electricity selling prices and a greater amount of electricity generated by nuclear power plants. The Board of Directors is going to propose a dividend of CZK 24 per share at the General Meeting scheduled for June 26, 2019.
Today At 3:04 p.m., Unit 1 of Temelín started to generate electricity again. The unit was as planned shut down for planned refueling since March 1. The shutdown lasted for 59 days and the power plant replaced, for example, almost one third of the fuel, checked the safety systems and carried out dozens of upgrades during this period. All in all, the outage schedule included almost 15,000 activities. Before achieving full power, the plant's technicians have to perform tests at 80 per cent of rated reactor power.
In the last few days, CEZ Group acquired wind power plant projects in Germany with a total installed capacity of more than 110 MW. This resulted from a 50% joint venture with the active international early stage investor Holt Holding Group. Most of these projects will compete in the German auction system in 2022.
Refueling will start at Temelín. Six fuel assemblies made by Westinghouse Electric Sweden will be tested
Temelín's technicians will load exactly 163 fuel assemblies into the reactor of the shutdown Unit 1. This will include six test fuel assemblies of Westinghouse Electric Sweden. The power plant is going to test them in the upcoming years.
Purchasing electric vehicle? Choose one from an energy supplier. ČEZ offers electric car packages with a charger, wiring control and green electricity
On April 4, 2019 - ČEZ Prodej, s.r.o. began to provide electromobility as a comprehensive service for households and sole traders. Together with a purchased car, it also offers a wallbox, checking the robustness of the wiring for home charging, a chip for charging in public stations, or green electricity for households of electric vehicle owners. At the same time, ČEZ offers financing for the purchase of an electric car through a favourable loan.
INVEN CAPITAL invests in cyber security. The Israeli CyberX platform protects energy operations as well as infrastructure.
INVEN CAPITAL, CEZ Group’s investment fund that seeks opportunities in the new energy sector, acquired a minority share in the successful Israeli company CyberX. They are a major supplier of complex solutions in industrial cyber security. This is already INVEN CAPITAL’s second investment in Israel. In the four years of its existence, the fund has made nine investments in four countries and has successfully exited one of its investments.
CEZ Group Earned CZK 10.5 Billion in 2018, Expects Significantly Increased Net Income of CZK 17 to 19 Billion in 2019
CEZ Group’s operating revenues were CZK 184.5 billion in 2018, increasing by almost CZK 11 billion year-on-year in real terms. EBITDA was CZK 49.5 billion and net income adjusted for extraordinary effects generally unrelated to ordinary financial performance in the year was CZK 13.1 billion, in line with initial estimates. The year-on-year comparison of income was significantly affected by nonrecurrent effects that increased the 2017 net income by a total of CZK 7.5 billion, in particular a successful sale of shares in MOL. CEZ Group’s ambition for 2019 is to increase its EBITDA to CZK 57–59 billion and net income to CZK 17–19 billion.
On Friday evening, ČEZ shuts down Temelín's Unit 2 as scheduled. The reasons are the equipment inspections and refueling
Refueling, checks of the turbine and of the safety systems and the reconstruction of the circulation cooling water piping. These are only examples of the most important works to be done during the Unit 1 outage. Overall, the technicians plan to do over ten thousand actions and, above all, they want to do it within two months.
Trutnov public transport has only alternative fuel buses as the first in CR. ČEZ ESCO supplies energy from biomass, a unique 150kW charging station and facilities.
February 5, 2019 - From February, the public transport service in Turnov will have a fleet consisting only of electric buses and CNG buses. Seven new vehicles will replace the old diesel buses and will join three existing CNG buses. In total, there will be ten buses in operation including backup vehicles. The project of Arriva Eastern Bohemia, ABB and ČEZ ESCO will contribute to the improvement of the environment and to public transport modernization.