Text a foto: ČEZ ESCO

recognised standards, the GHG Protocol

and ISO 14 064-2. The correctness of

the methodology used was verified by

the independent certification agency


certification was obtained by ČEZ ESCO

as the first on the Czech market.”

Lenka Vaněk: “The second step was

to quantify the carbon footprint. We

prepared a proposal for solutions

leading to the elimination of emissions,

which resulted in a decarbonisation

strategy. The strategy describes, among

other things, how existing technologies

can be improved and what emissions

savings these improvements will bring.”

large customers, including major

international companies for whom

a responsible approach to business

and climate protection is an increasing

priority and fundamentally influences

the structure of their supply chain.

In practice, this means that in 2030,

the company will meet the so-called

Scope 1 and Scope 2 emission neutrality

indicators. By 2040, EP Rožnov will be

climate neutral, including its suppliers,

and its operations will not produce any

additional indirect emissions (the socalled Scope 3).”

Ing. Ondřej Šišpela

Do Skupiny ČEZ přišel v roce

2011. Od roku 2022 je členem

představenstva a ředitelem úseku

Průmyslová energetika ČEZ ESCO

zaměřující se na pokrytí komplexních

potřeb zákazníků včetně oblasti

teplárenství. Má rozsáhlé zkušenosti

v oblasti energetiky, ve které se

pohybuje od roku 2003.

He joined the ČEZ Group in 2011.

Since 2022, he has been a member

of the Board of Directors and Director

of ČEZ ESCO‘s Industrial Energy

Division, which focuses on covering the

complex needs of customers, including

the heating industry. He has extensive

experience in the energy sector, in which

he has worked since 2003.

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The strategy describes,

how existing technologies

can be improved and what

emissions savings these

improvements will bring.

How was the decarbonisation plan

developed in the case of EP Rožnov?

Ondřej Šišpela: “The first step in

achieving climate neutrality for EP

Rožnov was to quantify the company’s

climate footprint. Almost half of

the emissions produced come from

the combustion of fuels, a large part of

the emissions come from the combustion

of natural gas in the boiler room and

from the use of electricity from the

public grid, and the rest of the emissions

come from normal refrigerant leaks in

the climate units. The calculation of

the climate footprint and the setting of

the decarbonisation strategy were carried

out in accordance with internationally

What are the next steps to achieve

carbon neutrality of the company?

Lenka Vaněk: “Starting next year,

the company will replace part of its

fleet with electric vehicles every year.

The lighting will also be replaced and

the heating system will be modified.

In the future, EP Rožnov could use

heat pumps as a heating source.

The company should also achieve

significant savings in CO2 emissions by

installing a photovoltaic power plant.

In order to cover the total energy

consumption, the company’s own

production from the photovoltaic plant

will be supplemented by the purchase

of emission-free electricity with

guarantees of origin from the grid.”

Ondřej Šišpela: “A suitable extension of

the photovoltaic power plant in the future

may be the construction of a so-called

carport, i.e. a car park covered by solar

panels. The installation of carports will also

make the planned development of electromobility in EP Rožnov easier, for example,

by enabling partial power supply to

the charging stations in the car park area.

These and other environmental measures

will enable a significant reduction in

the climate footprint within two years. In

addition, a unique energy centre will be

created on the company’s premises, where

batteries not used in the production of

electric cars will find a use.”