‘Validating Our Focus On Clean Energy’ Energo-Pro join IHA
The International Hydropower Association (IHA) is thrilled to celebrate Energo-Pro joining as members in 2022.
Established in 1994 in Svitavy, in the Czech Republic, Energo-Pro focus on the ownership and operation of generation facilities and distribution grids in the Black Sea region and Colombia. Their vision is to position themselves as a leading hydropower operator, distributor and supplier of electricity in the countries where they operate, meeting energy demand and serving the needs of actively developing regions.
With over 9,000 employees, they operate the largest utility in Georgia and are the largest privately-owned hydropower generator in Bulgaria. Energo-Pro have a total installed capacity of 857 MW (34 hydropower plants with an installed capacity of 747 MW and a gas turbine power plant with an installed capacity of 110 MW). Serving more than 2.5 million grid customers with 10.4 TWh of electricity distributed in Georgia and Bulgaria, they have a renewable power generation of 2.5 TWh (with 99% of electricity generated from hydropower sources).
Petr Z. Milev CEO and Member of the Board of Directors for Energo-Pro commented:
“Since we began our sustainability journey many years ago, we have made a significant step forward in fulfilling our commitment to developing hydropower sustainably and the deployment of ambitious environmental, social and governance standards (ESG). Almost all our generated electricity is clean energy, and the carbon footprint of our distribution and supply business is modest. We believe that expanding sustainable hydropower generation will play a key role in the decarbonisation of the planet by diminishing the world’s dependence on fossil fuels.”
Pablo Valverde Deputy CEO of IHA welcomed the new addition, “Energo-Pro understands the importance of demonstrating that going forward, the only acceptable hydropower is sustainable hydropower. Their efforts to implement the Hydropower Sustainability Standard in their Colombian project is a good example of how our members’ actions can strengthen our collective voice”.