News Article CEZ CTP Czech Republic ESCO industrial photovoltaic
by Property Forum | Industrial

ČEZ Esco and CTP have launched a strategic cooperation in the field of modern energy and renewable energy. They intend to equip the roofs of selected CTP parks with photovoltaic power plants in the coming years. The first joint photovoltaic plant with a capacity of 2 MW has already been built in CTPark Prague East in Nupaki near Prague on the roofs of the halls where the logistics company Raben is located. A test run of this rooftop PV system is currently underway. New power plants are also being built at CTParks in Chrášt'any near Prague, Hradec Králové, Brno, Ostrava and Cerhovice near Hořovice. The companies are considering extending their cooperation to other areas of modern energy.

"The construction of photovoltaic power plants is an integral part of the long-term and comprehensive sustainability initiative of our CTParks, which we conceive as energy independent. We are constantly striving to find and then apply new and more efficient solutions that will contribute to higher quality and lower energy consumption in our buildings. We are doing so in line with our long-term solar plan, under which we want to build a cumulative installed capacity of 250 to 300 MWp in the Czech Republic alone by 2030," says Jakub Kodr, CTP CZ's Sales Director and Managing Director.

Jakub Kodr

Jakub Kodr

Head of Business Development, Czech Republic

Jakub has 10 years of real estate experience, holds an MBA in Real Estate and is already qualified as a Chartered Member (MRICS). Head of Business Development for CTP Czech Republic, he is rarely to be seen without a phone to his ear. Jakub takes excellent care of clients while also being a skilled property-client matchmaker and scouting new opportunities More »

"Photovoltaics can help the Czech industry reduce energy bills and meet climate commitments, which in the case of CTP are extremely ambitious. Thanks to its experience and breadth of services, ČEZ Esco can offer CTP a turnkey delivery from plant design through installation and connection to servicing. We are also discussing other possibilities of cooperation - for example in the field of electromobility or EPC energy-saving projects," says Kamil Čermák, CEO of ČEZ Esco.

Within the cooperation framework, a 2 MW photovoltaic power plant in CTPark Prague East in Nupaki near Prague will be the first to start operating, its construction has been completed and it is now undergoing trial operation. The power plant in Nupaki was built on the roofs of logistics buildings on an area of over 8,422 sqm and will produce 1.94 GWh of emission-free electricity per year - equivalent to the consumption of more than 550 ordinary households. In a year, this photovoltaic system saves 964 tonnes of CO2 emissions. The electricity produced from the PV will be consumed locally within the CTP site. The halls on which the PV plant is located are used by the multinational logistics company Raben, which has very ambitious climate targets. 

"Our long-term vision is to reduce the carbon footprint and climate impact of our business as quickly as possible. We recognise that the logistics sector is highly energy and resource-intensive. We, therefore, want to reduce CO2 emissions from our office operations by 30 percent and emissions from freight transport by 10 percent by 2025, among other things. Green electricity supplied by photovoltaic power plants fits in well with this concept," says George King, Lease & Facilities Manager for the Czech Republic and Slovakia at Raben Group. This year, construction has already started on further photovoltaic power plants, which are being developed by CEZ Esco and CTP.