Operational Programme Enterprise and Innovations for Competitiveness

Supported projects of ČEPS, a.s.

The objective of the Operational Programme Enterprise and Innovations for Competitiveness ("OP EIC"), whose governing body is the Ministry of Trade and Industry, is to achieve a competitive and sustainable economy based on knowledge and innovation using EU funds. OP EIC is divided into four priority axes, which, in turn, consist of several support programmes.

Significant for ČEPS, a.s. is the Priority axis 3, where subsidies can be drawn under the chapter Smart Grids II – Transmission Grids. Within this axis, two ordinary and one extraordinary challenges have been issued so far, under which selected investment projects meeting the conditions of OP EIC were registered. Registration of other projects is being prepared in the context of these challenges, as well as in the context of challenges that will follow in the years 2018-2020.

Listed below are the projects that have been given support by OP EIC and that were officially granted a subsidy by decision of the Ministry of Trade and Industry.

 

HRADEC - INCREASE OF SHORT-CIRCUIT RESISTANCE TO 50/125 KA

The project is co-financed by the European Union.

The project consists in the increase of short-circuit resistance of the 420 kV Hradec substations from the current 40/100 kA to 50/125 kA. The Hradec substation is an important node of the Czech transmission system ("TS") from the perspective of the transmission and delivery of electrical energy within the Czech TS and securing the interconnection with the grids of 50Hertz Transmission and TenneT. Increase of short-circuit resistance will provide new possibilities for dispatching control and thus ensure a high standard of reliable and safe operation of the Czech TS.

The project is currently under implementation; its completion is expected in 2017.

 

SOKOLNICE - REPLACEMENT OF T203 WITH T403

The project is co-financed by the European Union.

According to the project, the existing 220/110 kV transformer marked T203 shall be replaced with a new 400/110 kV transformer marked T403. This will not only update the equipment of the Czech TS that is at the end of its technical lifetime, but also increase the TS/DS transformation capacity by 150 MVA. The project will contribute significantly to ensuring a reliable and safe supply of electricity to the South Moravian region and enable further economic development of the region. The project complies with the planned gradual phasing-out of the 220 kV network and its replacement with the 400 kV system.

The project is currently under implementation; its completion is expected in 2018.

 

MODERNIZATION OF THE V404 POWER LINE NOŠOVICE - VARÍN (SK)

The project is co-financed by the European Union.

The project consists in the upgrade of the existing international power line V404 Nošovice – Varín (SK) by replacing phase conductors and insulator chains and by modifying the electrical tower construction. At the same time, the transmission capacity of the power line will increase. The modernization of the V404 power line with the total length of 40.14 km will be carried out in the existing line route and the existing electrical tower heights will be maintained. The V404 power line is an important border element and its modernization will contribute to maintaining a high level of reliable and safe operation of the Czech TS.

The project is currently under implementation; its completion is expected in 2019.

 

HORNÍ ŽIVOTICE - REPLACEMENT OF T401 WITH COMPENSATION

The project is co-financed by the European Union.

The 400/110 kV substation Horní Životice is a key element of the TS, which supplies the area of the Moravian-Silesian region. According to the project, a transformer with the capacity of 250 MVA that reached the end of its technical lifetime will be replaced with a new one with the capacity of 350 MVA. The power link and the monitoring system will be replaced and the transformer base will be modernized. The project also includes the construction of a base for compensation devices and installation of a new 45 MVAr shunt reactor in the tertiary winding of the transformer. Its implementation will contribute to maintaining the high standard of reliable and secure operation of the Czech TS and enable further economic development of the Moravian-Silesian region.

The project is currently under implementation; its completion is expected in 2017.

 

VÍTKOV - A NEW 420KV SUBSTATION

The project is co-financed by the European Union.

The project consists in the construction of a new 420 kV Vítkov encapsulated substation, including a 400/110 kV transformation link. The project is designed as a system measure to ensure electricity supply of the adjacent industrial and civil areas of the Karlovy Vary region and connection of the projected renewable energy sources in the region of West Bohemia and, as well as to ensure sufficient capacity on transformation crossings of transmission and distribution systems. Its implementation will contribute significantly to the increase in reliability and safety of the Czech TS operation.

The project is currently under implementation; its completion is expected in 2020.

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