December 2018

C-Energy has recently published the 2019 heat and steam price list. The price list is available from the C-Energy website, section For customers - Price list. We are glad to announce that we have not changed the price since 2015 in spite of increasing prices of emission allowances! The company manages to retain such attractive prices due to variability of production equipment which C-Energy runs and due to a broad range of business activities. 

One of the greatest capital expenditure projects which C-Energy plans to implement next year is the construction of the hot water pipeline to Tábor. The Planá heating plant will supply the Sídliště Nad Lužnicí housing estate and subsequently also the Ústecké Předměstí neighbourhood. 

Several other large-scale projects will be completed next year - the construction of two gas engines, the construction of a photovoltaic power plant and an energy accumulator and a warm water pipeline to Planá nad Lužnicí. 

C-Energy supported a number of local sports clubs and cultural or charity organizations in 2018. Their list is available from Community and social responsibility. Employees of C-Energy Planá raised money for PETRA - a lady whose family is in a difficult situation. The amount collected among employees was CZK 8 500, the company added CZK 11 500 and the whole amount was transferred to the fund raising account. We would like to thank all our employees for their contributions. 

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November 2018

On 21st November 2018 C-Energy signed contract with BYTES Tábor s.r.o. on supplies of heat to the Nad Lužnicí housing estate and the Kopeček neighbourhood for the following 20 years. A number of newspapers and servers brought information about the tender result. 

The construction of heating pipeline to Planá nad Lužnicí continues. The pipeline will bring ecological and cheap heat to the town of Planá nad Lužnicí. Pipes are being laid behind houses in Nová Street and the construction company is also about to complete the pipeline tunnel under the railway. 


The Siemens company performs preparatory works in the project of electricity accumulation. A call for tenders on the supply of a photovoltaic power plant was published early this week. Electricity produced in this photovoltaic plant will be stored in the battery which is to be installed by Siemens. C-Energy also invited local construction companies to submit bids for the construction of a driveway to the photovoltaic plant. This project will be cofunded by the European Union within the operating programme Enterprise and Innovation for Competitivness.

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C-Energy Planá has won the tender organized by BYTES Tábor for Supplies of heat to the Sídliště Nad Lužnicí and Ústecké Předměstí neighbourhoods in Tábor. As a result of that Tábor citizens will obtain not only cheaper heat but also heat produced in a significantly more ecological source. 


The town of Tábor, or specifically the town-owned company Bytes Tábor, will save at least CZK 11 million a year in heat supplies during the next twenty years, i.e. the total savings will be at least CZK 220 million during the twenty-year-long contract. The identified savings are based on the expected heat consumption and are calculated from the difference between the victorious offer submitted by C-Energy (CZK 405 per GJ) and the offer presented by the Tábor heating plant in this tender. 

Detailed information is provided in a press report (in Czech only).

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October 2018

Cold weather came at the end of September and along with that the heating season started. C-Energy acquired a new customer in October - the FMP Assets company. Trial operation was launched at this part of the distribution system. The pipeline will continue to the town of Planá nad Lužnicí and to the ELK company. 

Works are currently concentrated by the train station where a pipeline tunnel is being constructed. 

A significant event took place at the end of September 2018 - a contract with the Siemens company - the winner of the electricity accumulation tender - was signed. The accumulator will be the largest device of its kind in the Czech Republic. 

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September 2018

The weather at the beginning of September was very warm, therefore, the heating season has not started yet. 


Several important development projects have been worked on in C-Energy. The construction of the Heating Distribution System to Planá nad Lužnicí (see the attached photograph) started and in October 2018 the first new customer on this pipeline will be connected - the company FMP Assets, a.s. The pipeline will then continue towards the ELK company. 

The tender on electricity accumulation is about to end and a contract will be signed. Soon afterwards a tender on the construction of the photovoltaic power plant will be organized. 

C-Energy Planá has responded to a tender call for supplies of heat to some neighbourhoods in Tábor. We have been waiting for results. 


Like in previous years, C-Energy Planá has contributed money to the international historic festival The Tábor Meetings. 

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August 2018

Outage works have been in progress in August. Since production equipment in the plant is very varied, the outage does not influence supplies to customers. Scheduled maintenance was performed on coal boilers, FGD unit and the steam turbine. Gas engines are to be maintained during the second half of the month. At the end of the month the whole plant will be ready for the next winter. 

Beside scheduled and emergency maintenance, the plant staff is busy working on development projects - heat distribution pipeline to Planá nad Lužnicí is being built and the project of photovoltaic power plant with accumulation and the project of extension of the local electricity distribution system have been under preparation. 

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July 2018

C-Energy Planá published a press release with information that its innovation scheme regarding the combination of turbine and battery operation will be made available to other power companies in the Czech Republic. 


Two visible changes took place on the premises of C-Energy Planá during the past few months - a new entrance directly from Průmyslová Street was opened and the water treatment building was pulled down. 

As regards development projects - a tendering procedure for a supplier of the system of electricity accummulation has been in progress. We have been preparing a call for bids for the supply of a photovoltaic power plant. The plant will be located on an unused plot between Kovosvit shuttle train rails and the railway connecting Prague and České Budějovice. 

The company responsible for the construction of the heat distribution pipeline to Planá nad Lužnicí has been waiting for the building permit and immediately after it has been in force, the company will start digging. 

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May 2018

At the beginning of May C-Energy Planá signed a contract with Jindřich Lachout - MonTop company that will install a heating pipeline to Planá nad Lužnicí. The project includes the installation of 3.6 km of pipeline and construction of a new heat exchange station. The purpose of the project is to extend the central heating system and substitute local sources in several places in Planá nad Lužnicí and provide customers with an ecological and reliable source of heat at reasonable prices. The project is to be cofunded by the European Union, from the European Fund for Regional Development, within the Operational Programme Enterprise and Innovation for Competitiveness.  

The source of C-Energy Planá several ancillary services several times during May. All required services were successfully completed. 

On 20th April the town of Planá nad Lužnicí organized the 2nd year of the "Earth Day" where representatives of C-Energy participated. Young technicians from the heating plant prepared a quiz from the field of power-engineering and children who answered all questions were rewarded with gingerbread from a nearby plant. 

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May 2018

Children from the Rolnička school in Soběslav visited the heating plant in Planá nad Lužnicí at the end of March. They learned how heat and electricity are produced and as far as we were informed, they enjoyed the visit.

C-Energy has agreed with the Voluntary Firefighting Association from Tábor to provide financial support for their celebration of the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the local voluntary firefighting unit. The celebration is to take place in Žižka Square in Tábor on 12th May 2018. 


A week later there will be another event supported by C-Energy - the Czech Championship in orineteering organized by the sports club vebr-sport. 

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March 2018

The power source of C-Energy Planá helped to stabilize the electric transmission system in the Czech Republic on Friday 2nd March 2018. 


Upon an instruction of the operator of the Czech Transmission System, the ČEPS a.s. company,  the regulation reserve provided by C-Energy was activated at 12:25 P.M. The power source of C-Energy increased its output by 48 MW within less than 5 minutes and remained in operation as long as the need lasted, till 12:55 P.M. To give readers a better idea of how much 48 MW is, we could compare it to 24 000 electric kettles switched on at the same time. 

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February 2018

C-Energy Planá s.r.o. launched tenders for two significant projects - Photovoltaic Power Plant with Accumulation and Heating Pipeline to Planá nad Lužnicí. Both projects are to be implemented by mid-2019. 

Renovation of the office building was completed and office staff could finally move back to their renovated offices (see the picture). 

The demolition of the old waterworks near Průmyslová Street is almost completed. After the pile of debris has been removed, the plot will be available for further development of the company. 

Employees of C-Energy Planá raised funds to support a family from a nearby village whose house completely burned down in January 2018. The company doubled the amount collected by employees and forwarded the money to a transparent account established by the village for this purpose. 

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January 2018

Development projects

C-Energy Planá intends to implement several important projects during 2018. The construction of hot water pipeline to the town of Planá nad Lužnicí is to start in summer. The modern and ecological source of C-Energy will replace several old local sources. Another large planned project is the installation of a photovoltaic power-plant and a battery to store the solar energy. This will help C-Energy produce electricity even more ecologically. 

Company office staff will move over to new renovated offices and we also plan to open a new entrance to the premises from Průmyslová Street. The highlight of this place is a turbine rotor taken from the original turbine which was renovated in 2015.

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