second largest in Central Europe (the first being Vienna).
Electromobility is a complex programme of ČEZ: we build
public recharging stations (we have finished a hundred
of these), we offer solutions for cities and businesses,
the electrification of vehicle and electric bus fleets,
recharging stations for company premises and necessary
electricity infrastructure enhancement. Electromobility
means environmentally-friendly and silent transport in
the streets. Electric vehicles are becoming more and
more frequent, and ČEZ is happy to assist that.
and ČEZ Energetické služby (Energy Solutions) specializing
in the construction, operation, maintenance and servicing
of energy facilities of various kinds for cities, settlements,
and business premises. ČEZ ESCO provides highly-qualified
job opportunities in one of the most promising energy fields
in Europe; therefore, we expect further development in this
business in the region and all over the republic.
The Town Hall in Třinec is very efficient
in the concept of a smart city
and smart mobility.
ČEZ is a company with a great number of clients as well
as employees which brings much social responsibility.
Is ČEZ a partner to events in sports and culture taking
place in our region? How do your employees get
engaged in this sphere?
Our elementary rule is to help and assist where we
work. We do our best to be a good neighbour. There are
numerous projects in the region, the most important include
partnerships with Colours of Ostrava, Štěrkovna Open Music,
and Ladná Čeladná. We do our best so that all families might
enjoy these festivals: we provide rooms where children can
paint, watch theatre, clowns, etc. As for CSR activities with
our own employees, there are 30 long-term projects in the
region: programmes for children, water sports, performance
arts ensembles, and more. If an employee is involved in a
long-term hobby with an impact and benefits for society, we
are happy to support their effort.
The region and its cities work hard to be leaders in clean and smart mobility. The Třinec area is especially proficient. Does ČEZ take part in some of these projects,
and what are your plans in this field?
Yes, we do participate, again with key responsibility
from our colleagues in ČEZ ESCO. The Town Hall in
Třinec is very efficient in the concept of a smart city
and smart mobility. Their fleet of electric buses is the
Mr Beneš, you come from the Moravian-Silesian Region.
You studied and started your professional career here.
Will you sum up the developments of the region so far
in view of business and lifestyle, what opportunities
and challenges it offers?
This is a beautiful region. The landscapes and nature are
amazing, yet there are strong industrial traditions. The
challenge is how to co-ordinate these two aspects, and we
try to help by ecologization of our operations, new job
opportunities in modern energy production represented
by ČEZ ESCO, and electromobility. There are many
qualified experts in the region, and that is a great positive.
Do you often come back to this region to enjoy the
splendid nature, culture and sights? What is your
favourite place, and what do you recommend visitors
to the region or ČEZ employees see?
Unfortunately, I do not have as much time as I would like to
have, but still, I love coming back home. My heart always
goes back to one particular place in the Těšín Beskyds.
Visitors of the region will undoubtedly enjoy a hike to Lysá
hora in the Moravian-Silesian Beskyds, or a cableway trip
to Pustevny followed by a walk to Radhošť summit.
What is your favourite local dish, a recipe based on
I love homemade blueberry cake, our specialty. Especially
if made from personally hand-picked blueberries.
Question by a leading CEO in the Moravian-Silesian
“Is ČEZ, a.s. going to strategically participate in
heat production solutions in regions, namely in the
Ing Pavel Bartoš, CEO and Chairman of Board of Directors
We consider centralized heat distribution an extremely
important field in your operation in many regions. ČEZ
Teplárenská (Heating Plants) supplies 50,000 people
with heat in the Moravian-Silesian region only. There are
two heat production plants: Power Plant Dětmarovice
and Energocentre Vítkovice which comply (or will soon
comply) with strict emission limits to be applied after
2021. ČEZ is therefore fully prepared to provide the
clients in the region with heat in the future with the same
quality and reliability of service.
Mr Beneš, Thank you very much for the interview.
Mgr Aleš Gavlas, Energy Editorial Expert
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