Industrial developer CTP says the construction of photovoltaic power plants (PVE) is part of a long-term and comprehensive sustainability initiative for CTParks, which the company envisions as energy independent. "We are constantly trying to find and subsequently apply new and more efficient solutions that will contribute to higher quality and lower energy consumption of our buildings. We are doing so in accordance with our long-term solar plan, within the framework of which we want to build a cumulative installed capacity of 250 to 300 MWp in the Czech Republic alone by 2030. It's great that we can cooperate with such an experienced and strong partner like ČEZ Esco and together not only implement PV plants, but also come up with new and innovative solutions," says Jakub Kodr, commercial director and CEO of CTP CZ, and also appreciates that clients this developer, like Raben, fully supports the above initiatives, thanks to which it is possible to jointly reduce the carbon footprint and the total cost of operation.

"Our cooperation with CTP is proof that major players in the market clearly see the economic and environmental benefits of photovoltaic power plants. Photovoltaics can help Czech industry not only to reduce energy bills, but also to fulfill climate commitments, which are extremely ambitious in the case of CTP. ČEZ Esco, thanks to its experience and breadth of services, is able to offer CTP a turnkey supply from the design of the power plant through its installation and connection to its service," explains CEO of ČEZ Esco Kamil Čermák, adding that the two companies are also considering other possibilities for cooperation - for example in the area electromobility or EPC energy saving projects.

As agreed

Within the framework of the agreed cooperation, the photovoltaic power plant with a capacity of 2 MW will be the first to start operating in CTPark Prague East in Nupaky near Prague, the construction of which has been completed and is now undergoing trial operation. The power plant in Nupaky was built on the roofs of logistics buildings on an area of over 8,422 square meters and annually produces 1.94 GWh of emission-free electricity – this corresponds to the consumption of more than 550 ordinary households. This photovoltaic saves 964 tons of CO2 emissions per year. The electrical energy produced from the PV plant will be consumed locally within the CTP area. The halls where the photovoltaic power plant is located are used by the logistics company Raben, which itself has ambitious climate goals.

"Our long-term vision is to reduce the carbon footprint and climate impacts of our business as quickly as possible. We are aware that the logistics industry is very energy and raw material intensive. By 2025, we therefore want to reduce, among other things, CO2 emissions from the operation of our administrative premises by 30 percent and emissions from freight transport by 10 percent. Green electricity supplied by photovoltaic power plants fits well into this concept," says George King, lease & facility manager for the Czech Republic and Slovakia at Raben Group.

This year, the construction of other photovoltaic power plants was already started, on which CTP and ČEZ Esco
they work together.