1. Westinghouse to deepen its presence in CEE?
Eyeing a further expansion into Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), US energy company Westinghouse Electric Company last week submitted a proposal to supply Czechia with as many as four AP1000 reactors. The bid proposes the construction of an AP1000 unit at a nuclear power plant in Dukovany power plant (southern Czechia), with the potential for additional units at a nuclear power plant in Temelin (southern Czechia). Read the full story here.
2. Austria sees a new geothermal joint venture
On Monday, Austrian energy companies OMV and Wien Energie established a joint venture “deeep”. The new joint venture will aim to develop deep geothermal plants with an output of up to 200 megawatts, generating climate-neutral district heating for the equivalent of up to 200,000 Viennese households. Read the full story here.
3. Greek PPC expands to Romania
Greece’s electricity supplier PPC last week completed the acquisition of Enel’s activities in Romania, successfully concluding its first major expansion abroad. With the completion of the acquisition, the PPC Group now has a total of almost nine million customers with the company’s total renewables installed capacity increasing to around 4.4 gigawatts. Read the full story here.
4. Czechia ready to move away from Russian supplies?
ORLEN Unipetrol’s oil refinery in Litvínov in northwestern Czechia can cope with the transition to using exclusively non-Russian grades from a technological perspective, according to findings from a new test conducted last month. Read the full story here.
5. What’s next for the ‘home-office’?
This week, US company WeWork, offering shared office spaces around the world, officially filed for bankruptcy. Amid this news, last week we took a deeper dive into the shift towards the “home office” in the context of climate change, particularly when it comes to power consumption trends. Read the full story here.