United Energy (UE) is a major electricity and heat producer in the northern Bohemian region. It operates a CHP plant in Komořany (near the town of Most) with a total installed electrical capacity of 239 MWe and a thermal capacity of 1,076 MWt. It supplies thermal energy to 35,000 flats in Most and Litvínov, and also to industrial enterprises, schools, health facilities, offices and various institutions.
United Energy – district heating
- UNITED ENERGY distributes the thermal energy that it produces to Most and Litvínov via a hot-water network of the district heating system;
- Most of the thermal energy is sold to the secondary networks of third-party heat distributors, through which the following are supplied:
- Households in both towns (some 34,000) = 60% of thermal energy consumption
- Civic amenities (kindergartens, schools, health facilities, offices, etc.)
= 30% of thermal energy consumption
- Production and manufacturing companies = 10% of thermal energy consumption
- The length of the heat distribution network totals more than 100 km of distribution pipes.
THERMAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION FROM SECONDARY NETWORKS
United Energy’s heat prices for 2012
- UNITED ENERGY’s heat prices in 2012: CZK 321.94/GJ (without VAT) = the heat price paid by customers taking heat from the Komořany CHP plant of Severočeská teplárenská, a.s. in 2012;
- Price higher by 3.9% compared with last year:
- The y/y heat price hike is mainly due to the higher costs of fuel and the expected decline in heat sales caused by customers’ austerity measures;
- The price for final customers is also influenced by the increase in the VAT rate from 10% to 14%;
- The price of heat from Severočeská teplárenská, a.s. is the primary price for which heat is bought by distribution companies in Most and Litvínov.
- Power and Heat
- Elektrárny Opatovice
- Pražská teplárenská
- Plzeňská energetika
- Power Distribution and Supply