C-Energy Planá s.r.o. is a producer and supplier of energy made in highly efficient cogeneration units; at the same time, the company utilizes its state-of-the-art technologies to provide ancillary services supporting grid stability and security with a minimum impact on the environment.
C-Energy Planá is a member of the C-Energy Group – a holding that operates and develops ecological and highly efficient power plants. The mission of C-Energy Group is to set trends in utilization and operation of state-of-the-art and ecological power generation technologies. That is why the group has spent more than 2 billion Czech crowns in the modernization of the power plant in Planá nad Lužnicí since 2012. Nowadays the plant ranks among the most modern power generation facilities in Central and Eastern Europe.
Currently there are 6 Rolls Royce gas CHP units (4x9.25 MWe and 2x11.5 MWe). There is a 0.6 MWe photovoltaic power station combined with a battery energy storage system (BESS) featuring 4 MWe capacity and 2.5 MWh output. The BESS was the largest one in the Czech Republic at the time its operation was launched, and C-Energy Planá was the very first power plant to test and utilize a BESS to provide ancillary services in the electric grid. Besides, the plant includes a 26 MWe steam turbine which underwent a general overhaul in 2015 resulting in increased efficiency of the unit. At the same time, two modern grate firing boilers with fluid technology elements were installed in Planá; nowadays lignite combined with biomass are combusted in the boilers. C-Energy Planá is planning to modify the existing boilers to make 100% biomass burning possible.
C-Energy's long-term goals include further reduction of emissions, specifically the CO2 emissions, by increasing the share of biomass combustion. The company also investigates other CO2 reduction strategies, while primarily focusing on hydrogen technologies.
Planá nad Lužnicí
391 02, Sezimovo Ústí II
Tel.: + 420 380 071 800