German energy group MVV Energie has taken over a cogeneration plant in the northern Bohemian city of Liberec and now operates in 17 Czech cities, the company said in a press statement.
“MVV Energie is further expanding its already stable position in the Czech district heating market by investing in cogeneration and district heating,” the Mannheim-based company said. “MVV Energie CZ, the Group’s Czech subsidiary, has now taken over a cogeneration power plant in Liberec, a winter sports resort with more than 100,000 inhabitants in northern Bohemia.”
Alongside 8.2 million kilowatt hours of electricity, the plant also generates almost 194 million kilowatt hours of heating energy a year. This heating energy is distributed across the city by Teplarna Liberec, a district heating company in which MVV Energie CZ already holds a 70 percent stake.
The Liberec plant used approximately 98,000 tons of municipal waste in 2010 (its yearly capacity is 106 thousands tones) to generate electricity and heating energy.
The group’s Czech subsidiary generated sales of €113.1 million in the past 2009/10 financial year and currently has a total workforce of 615 employees, MVV Energie said.