Security medals from ČEPS

10.12.2015

In the presence of the Czech Minister of Industry and Trade Jan Mladek, TSC member ČEPS, the Czech transmission system operator (TSO), presented representatives of security forces, public administration and governmental bodies with “ČEPS Medals of Merit for Security” (six gold, three silver and eleven bronze medals). They were awarded in recognition of their long-term contribution for transmission system security.

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PSTs for Czech-German connection

30.11.2015

A phase-shifting transformer allows to control the power flow through specific power lines in a power transmission network. TSC member 50Hertz, on of the German transmission system operators (TSOs), issued a press release reporting the permission of German authorities to build phase-shifting transformers (PSTs) between the Czech Republic and Germany. Pre-construction preparation will already begin within the next weeks.

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Inspection from the air

29.11.2015

Transmission system operators (TSOs) have to watch over their power lines to ensure safety and efficiency. TSC member ČEPS, the Czech TSO, has purchased three drones with cameras for inspections throughout the country. The remote-controlled devices make inspections safer, more efficient and much faster. The drones are not only used for routine inspections in hard-to-reach places, but also for emergency situations.

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Figures and faces in Prague

12.11.2015

Yesterday, TSC member ČEPS, the Czech transmission system operator (TSO), issued a press release to inform about the consequences of the unscheduled unit outages of the Temelín (see picture) and Dukovany nuclear power plants in September. The TSO also announced two new members of its Board of Directors: Jan Kalina (purchase and management of non-energy assets), and the new vice-chairman Miroslav Vrba (dispatching management and ICT).

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Views on ACER opinion

26.09.2015

On 23 September, 2015, the European Agency for the Cooperation of the Energy Regulators (ACER) issued an opinion on the methods of allocation of cross-border transmission capacity in the Central-East Europe (CEE) region and recommended to split the Austrian-German bidding zone. Both the transmission system operators (TSOs) from Austria (APG) and the Czech Republic (ČEPS) published a press release to state their position on ACER’s evaluation.

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Extreme heat challenges TSOs

22.08.2015

In mid of August large parts of Europe were in the grips of a record-breaking heatwave. The high temperatures next to high solar and wind energy outputs led to an exceptional operational grid situation. Yesterday, TSC member ČEPS, the Czech transmission system operator (TSO), issued a press release about limitation of cross-border trading. Two days earlier, the Polish TSO PSE had informed the public about limitations of power supply and a package of measures to keep the grid stable.

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ČEPS reaffirms investment plans

10.08.2015

TSC member ČEPS, a.s., the Czech transmission system operator (TSO), has reasserted the ongoing grid development to increase the system reliability and transmission capacities. The TSO’s investment plans include new power lines and phase shifting transformers at Hradec u Kadaně transformer station.

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ČEPS initiates PST

02.06.2015

For the first time, the Czech transmission system operator (TSO) ČEPS today laid the foundation stone for phase shifting transformers (PSTs) near the Kadaň electric station. PSTs enable TSOs to control the power flow by regulating the voltage phase angle difference between input and output.

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