"The extension of our partnership with the city of Bratislava rewards the efforts put in by Dalkia over the past14 years, both in terms of quality of service and energy efficiency. We will continue to upgrade the heatingnetwork, partly by reinforcing the distribution network's reliability and also by improving the system's energyefficiency, with no impact on tariffs."
CEO of Dalkia in Slovakia
Dalkia has undertaken the installation of high-performance cogeneration plants, which will simultaneously produce both electricity and heat. The electricity generated will be sold to the Slovak national grid and the heat will supply the district heating network. Cogeneration will be assured by 18 gas turbines installed in the existing heating plants, with a total capacity of 15 MW of electricity.
"This contract strengthens Dalkia's position as leader in energy services in Slovakia."
CEO of Dalkia in Slovakia
Since 2000, Dalkia has been providing heat and hot water for the whole of Petržalka, which, with 40,000 households, is the largest residential district in central Europe. In 2003, the first energy performance contract was added, covering all the schools in the neighborhood. This project was carried out in partnership with SIEA, the Slovak innovation and energy agency. It generated more than 25% energy savings, with no impact on the public investment budget. The resolve of the government authorities to defend energy efficiency projects, the commitment of local elected representatives and the professionalism of Dalkia came together to bring about this project, which was very innovative at the time.
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A subsidiary of Veolia Environnement and Electricité de France (EDF), Dalkia, a global leader in energy services provides innovative solutions to support the sustainable growth of cities and businesses. In an era of climate change, volatile energy prices and scarce resources, Dalkia offers customers its expertise in developing, constructing and operating greener and more economical energy solutions. With almost 50,000 employees in 35 countries, Dalkia reported managed revenue of €8.9 billion in 2012.
Dalkia in Slovakia
Dalkia has been operating in Slovakia since 1993 and now employs more than 800 people there. It is a market leader in heating networks and industrial utilities and is also a pioneer in the field of energy performance contracts. In July 2012 Dalkia signed a partnership contract with Kosice, the country's second largest city, for the energy management of all schools in the area, including over 70 middle and high schools.
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