|Electricity supply and trade
Supply and trade in the next period will offer new products and energy services through energy efficiency projects, green energy, green certificate trading, CO2 emission trading. The volume of trade and supply of electricity will be increased through presence on neighboring markets.
The long-term business policy of HEP is to participate in the gas sector at several levels. Considering the establishment of a new gas supply route, the opportunities open for new arrangements in wholesale. Also, natural gas distribution and supply businesses will be developed based on concessions by expanding the gas network in the area of Slavonia and Baranja.
Preparations are being made for active participation in the development and construction of the LNG (liquefied natural gas) terminal on the Croatian Adriatic Coast, a significant alternative supply route.
In addition to bringing the district heating business to the level of economic viability, the main development objectives are to expand the heating business in Sisak by constructing a new unit at Sisak TPP, which is underway, continue the projects of renewal of hot water and steam network, construct heating systems in Zagreb and Velika Gorica, connect existing customers to the district heating system and close separate boiler plants, implement the project of technical and economic optimization of the district heating system and renew heating substations.
Increasing importance will be given to the implementation and financing of energy efficiency using ESCO model for customers and clients outside and within HEP Group. Customers will be continuously provided with additional services through energy inspections, advises and the rest.
Renewable energy sources
One of the basic business objectives is to build plants for electricity and heat production from renewable energy sources in all commercially available technologies: small hydro (up to 10 MW), wind, biomass, photovoltaic and collectors. On HEP’s plants and facilities, photovoltaic and solar heating systems will be prepared and built.
The project to introduce e-mobility is currently underway, which represents a business step into the future and creation of a new customer base. The infrastructure for acceptance of electrical vehicles by the system is being developed.