Hungary: Veolia takes over two power plants 760MW/160MW

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Combined power plants in the cities Debrecen and Nyiregyhaza from july are owned by Veolia Energy. Combined power plants which are part of heating system are owned by Veolia,while small gas power plants are owned by E.ON-a.

By purchasing a plant with capacity to produce 760 MW thermal energy and 160 MW electricity energy, Veolia group has expanded its portfolio in Hungary.

In a statement the company said that the change of ownership will have no impact on users connected to the heating system.

The agreement on the takeover of power plants, Veolia and former owner of E.ON Hungary, was signed in Septembar 2014. Transaction in March was declined and the Hungary Agency for Protection of Competition.

Representative of company Veolia, Volar Atila, said Veolia expected to increase the number of clients in a heating system to 110.000 , as well as increase the number of institutional clients in tens of thousands. He added that the company intends to participate in the market district heating as a professional investor that has long-term plans.

Atila added that the main aims of company are strengthening the security of supply, improving efficiency and sustainability, taking into account the interests of local people.

The power plant in Debrecen, the second largest city in the country, supplies to heat more than 31.000 households and 2.200 other consumers through the heating system length 88 kilometers. The power plant in Nyiregyhaz supplies thermal energy more than 15.000 households and more than 1000 other consumers. , transmits

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