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April 2019

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.

April 2019

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.

March 2019

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.

March 2019

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.

March 2019

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.

February 2019

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.

January 2019

Million almost reached: Sharp increase in charging volumes of ČEZ chargers last year. Electric vehicles stopped by for 75,000 charging sessions.

January 28, 2019 - The volume of electricity consumed in the network of public charging stations of the ČEZ Group grew by almost 50% to 959,115 kWh on a year-to-year basis. The most frequently used were charging stations in Prague-Karlín, Olomouc, Prague-Holešovice, and Vestec. The ČEZ Group currently operates 140 public charging stations in the Czech Republic, of which eighty are fast charging stations. This infrastructure is being built also thanks to the European grant from the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) programme.

January 2019

Unipetrol, in co-operation with ČEZ, continues to expand the offering of the Benzina network by adding electric power. Newly in Ostrava, Plzeň a Hradec nad Svitavou.

January 21, 2019 - Unipetrol continues to expand the number of Benzina petrol station network locations, which, in addition to conventional fuels, also offer electric energy from fast charging stations to drivers. Installation is ensured by Electromobility of the ČEZ Group, the operator of the largest domestic network of public charging stations. The Rousínov site near the D1 motorway was put into operation last summer and fast charging stations were also added in Ostrava-Zábřeh, in Plzeň-Borská pole and in Hradec nad Svitavou near the future D35 highway. In the coming months, dozens of these facilities will be put into operation in the Benzina network. This infrastructure is being built also thanks to the European grant from the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) programme.

January 2019

ČEZ Group is expanding its operations in France to over 215 MW of installed capacity. It is launching the development of another eight projects.

ČEZ Group has acquired onshore wind power projects in France with a potential overall installed capacity of up to 116 MW. CEZ France SAS has acquired power plants in advanced stages of development from ABO Wind, a respected developer for renewable energies. ABO Wind has secured a guaranteed feed-in remuneration over a period of 15 years. At present, ČEZ is preparing the construction of wind power plants in France with a total installed power of over 215 MW. The first turbines should begin delivering environmentally-friendly electricity to the grid this year.

January 2019

INVEN CAPITAL announces its first investment in Israel. The Driivz platform is set to accelerate electromobility development.

INVEN CAPITAL, CEZ Group’s investment fund that seeks opportunities in the new energy sector, is entering the Israeli start-up market. The Driivz platform, which is used by 300,000 drivers worldwide, offers an end-to-end electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure management solution. It is the fund’s eighth overall investment into the ‘new energy’ sector.