Overview

Meeting regulations for the largest utility in Central and Eastern Europe

The challenge

Amid evolving environmental regulations and growing air quality concerns, ČEZ Group—the largest utility in Central and Eastern Europe—demonstrated its commitment to reducing emissions through an advanced boiler modernization project involving two steam power plants in the Czech Republic.

The solution

GE applied primary and secondary NOx reduction measures on the boilers in 10 cross-fleet units—representing a combined 1,130 megawatts (MW) of electricity generating capacity at ČEZ’s Počerady and ČEZ subsidiary Energotrans a. s.’ Mělník I steam power plants.

Outcomes

How GE helps ČEZ Group clear the air

reduction in NOx emissions

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Other OEM boilers totaling 1,300 MW

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Each boiler passed demanding stress tests, and we are very satisfied with the performance of the new equipment and the project execution of the GE team.

Jiří Kulhánek

CEO of the Elektrárna Počerady, a.s. Power Plant of the ČEZ Group

The upgrade solutions reduced the power plants’ nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions by 60%, enabling the stations to supply power and heat to households and industries in compliance with EU emissions standards.