EUROVIA CS Group powered by emission-free electricity from ČEZ

EUROVIA CS Group powered by emission-free electricity from ČEZ

Construction and maintenance of transport infrastructure in the Czech Republic is more environmentally friendly as of the start of this year, when the EUROVIA CS Group joined the ranks of consumers of environmentally friendly energy from emission-free sources. Representatives of EUROVIA CS and ČEZ signed a joint declaration. In comparison with conventional electricity from the Czech Republic‘s usual energy mix, a reduction of 0.6 tonnes of CO2 is achieved with the consumption of 1 MWh of emission-free electricity. Based on EUROVIA CS‘s average annual consumption, this amounts to a reduction of 19,600 tonnes of CO2 per year. The EUROVIA CS Group will purchase emission-free electricity from ČEZ ESCO, a subsidiary of ČEZ, from 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2023.

On the basis of the joint agreement, the EUROVIA CS Group has transitioned to environmentally friendly operation of all of its complexes, facilities and buildings as of 1 January 2022. Specifically, this involves the consumption of electricity from nuclear power generation. The system for supplying emission-free electricity from a nuclear source has been certified by Bureau Veritas Services CZ.

 “We are gradually introducing a number of environmentally friendly measures at all of our facilities. The agreement on the supply of energy from nuclear power plants covers our nearly 140 branches located throughout the country. We will thus not only leave high-quality roads to future generations, but we will also significantly reduce our carbon footprint. This is good news that we can proudly report also to our customers and business partners,” says Ing. Martin Borovka, chairman of the board and CEO of EUROVIA CS.

The company concluded an agreement with ČEZ ESCO for the purchase of emission-free electricity for a period of two years, during which it will purchase 66,000 MWh, thus saving more than 39,000 tonnes of CO2.

"We are pleased that more and more companies are looking at the environmental impacts of their business operations and are not indifferent to the state of the environment that we will pass on to our children. If the Czech Republic is to be carbon neutral, it will have to rely solely on emission-free sources of energy, i.e. renewable sources and nuclear power. I am glad that Eurovia has chosen to purchase energy from nuclear sources. It is often forgotten that on the global scale, nuclear is the second most important source of electricity with zero carbon footprint after hydroelectric power plants," says Daniel Beneš, CEO of ČEZ.

The pressure to reduce the production of greenhouse gases is based on European climate commitments. EU members agreed last year to enhance the climate goals for 2030. Total emissions must therefore be reduced by at least 55% in comparison with 1990 levels. Europe wants to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

The whole process of handling emission-free electricity is fully transparent and certified by the external independent certification authority Bureau Veritas. The customer receives a certificate confirming that it has received electricity from a Czech emission-free source. More information is available here.