BUSINESS samozřejmě jen o fotovoltaice, řada řešení žádné dotace nepotřebuje, protože se vyplatí z povahy věci. Například? Energetický management. Když přijdu do firmy a zeptám se jich, zda vědí, jak využívají energie a kde můžou uspořit, tak je dost často odpovědí jen pokrčení ramen. Podnikatelé vědí, kde uspořit ve svém hlavním byznyse, který znají velmi dobře, ale jiné věci nechají běžet samospádem. Energetický management je opatření, které zanalyzuje spotřebu energií ve firmě, udělá predikci, navrhne jednoduchá opatření, která spotřebu sníží. Investice je v řádu nižších stovek tisíc korun a návratnost je většinou rok a půl.
Proč ČEZ propaguje úspory energie, když by měl chtít logicky co nejvyšší spotřebu? Když to neuděláme my, udělá to někdo jiný. Navíc máme zakázky i v zahraničí. Naše dceřiná společnost Domat Control System, která se specializuje na řídící systémy a energetický management, dělá byznys doslova po celém světě – v Nizozemsku, v Arménii, v Malajsii, v Japonsku, dodávala i komponenty pro metro v katarském Dauhá, kde teď mohutně investují kvůli fotbalovému šampionátu. Děkuje za rozhovor. Redakce magazínu.
Helping Municipalities and Enterprise Reduce Costs and Environmental Footprint We spoke to Mgr. Kamil Čermák, CEO at ČEZ ESCO that ecological solutions do not necessarily have to be expensive. Five years ago, ČEZ founded ČEZ ESCO as its green daughter company who will focus on modern ecological energy solutions, energy savings, and the like. How do you evaluate the five-year development and achievements of the ČEZ ESCO holding? That question should probably be aimed at our shareholder, i.e. ČEZ. I am definitely sure that ČEZ chose the right direction. It is obvious that Europe wants and struggles to go green, which means great investments and great contracts for us. The good thing is that ČEZ ESCO has gained a head start but of course our competitors watch us carefully and do their best to draw business away. What exactly is your enterprise? When asked about ecological energy, some people still recall photovoltaic powerplants situated in fields. See? That is exactly what we do not offer. We are engineers: we make, deliver, maintain, and invent innovative smart solutions. The only photovoltaic plants we make are those to be installed on the roofs of companies and offices. We have just finished a very nice plant in Prostějov, over a hundred panels placed on the roof of the local sports centre administered by the city council. Why do businesses and municipalities purchase photovoltaic plants? Are they not expensive? Anybody who remembers the photovoltaic “boom” ten years ago, would be surprised how much the prices of the components have decreased. With a grant, the client may expect a return starting in the seventh year. The panels can operate at full performance for twenty years, and work efficiently much longer, so the return is real. Moreover, the price of electricity on the stock exchange is relatively high and not expected to go down. Europe demands clear plans for a coal-free future, and current emission allowance is half the price of electricity. Photovoltaic plants bring
another bonus, which is the business or institution can show being ecological, as anybody can tell from the roof. If you produce your own green energy, you considerably reduce your environmental footprint. More and more customers are concerned about that and the general pressure for minimizing the environmental footprint will grow. However, ecological energy is not represented by photovoltaic power plants only: a wide range of solutions does not need any grants because the costs return naturally. For example? Energy management. When I visit an enterprise and ask them whether they know how they use their energies and where there is some room for savings, they very often have only a vague idea at best. Companies often know many ways to save and economize in their primary business which they know very well; yet they let many related stay processes as they are. Energy management is a measure for analysing the energy requirements of the business, to calculate the prediction, to design simple measures for reducing energy consumption. The investment is in a few hundred thousand crowns with a return in about a year and a half. Why does ČEZ promote energy savings when higher consumption will bring bigger profit? If we don’t do it, somebody else will. Moreover, we also have contractors from abroad. Our daughter company, Domat Control System, specializing in control systems and energy mnagement, operates all over the world and has clients in the Netherlands, Armenia, Malaysia, and Japan, and has delivered components for the underground in Text: Doha, Qatar, where there are many massive investments redakce because of the football championship. Thank you for the interview. -editorial-
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