INTERVIEW 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 regional cuisine? I love homemade blueberry cake, our specialty. Especially if made from personally hand-picked blueberries. Question by a leading CEO in the Moravian-Silesian Region: “Is ČEZ, a.s. going to strategically participate in heat production solutions in regions, namely in the Moravian-Silesian Region?” Ing Pavel Bartoš, CEO and Chairman of Board of Directors FITE a.s.) 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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