Panevėžio energija AB
Founded in 1963, Panevėžio energija AB public company is one of the largest energy companies in Aukštaitija, a region in the north- east of Lithuania, successfully operating since reorganization of the country’s heating sector in 1997. The company operates the heating facilities of Panevėžys, Kėdainiai, Rokiškis, Zarasai, Kupiškis and Pasvalys towns and their districts, supplying heat ant hot water to residents in this area and electricity to the national electric power grid. Professional team of Panevėžio energija AB ensures the effective operation and maintenance of the heating facilities and the provision of services to customers.
The region serviced by Panevėžio energija AB has 41 boiler houses with 14 steam and 101 hot water boilers installed. The capacity of the boilers totals 504 MW. Approx. 800 thousand MWh of heat energy is supplied to the networks every year: 90 percent in the form of co-generation water and 10 percent in the form of steam. The overall length of the pipelines for the supply of the heat energy from the heat sources to costumers is 333 km. The company provides heat for 60 thousand customers, with residents accounting for the largest part of the customer base.
Panevėžio energija AB seeks to ensure the reliable and safe supply of energy to consumers and to contribute to the sustainable development of the energy sector, talking account of the main factors determining the energy policy and the strategic objectives of Lithuania’s energy system. Every year the company invests millions euros in the modernization of the company’s heat sours and networks, connection of new consumer, renovation of the consumer’s heat systems, and repairs of installations.
Boiler houses of the company undergo rehabilitation, with cheaper types of the fuel including local biofuel being increasingly used. This contributes to the protection of the environment and helps the company to cut its fuel costs.
Modernization of the boiler houses by installing the new boilers increases the reliability and efficiency of operations.
The use of advanced chemical water preparation systems reduces both consumption of water, electricity and heat and pollution of wastewater.
The company has cut its heat generation, transmission and sales costs by successful operation of the steam turbines installed in 2001 for the cogeneration of heat and electricity. The Panevėžys co-generation plant commissioned in 2008 provides another powerful and cost-effective sourse of energy. The annual capacity of gas-fuelled, 35 MW co-generation plant is about 230 GWh of heat and about 220 GWh of electricity.
Due to joint efforts of heatt suppliers and customers, the towns serviced by Panevėžio energija AB have well-developed heat supply systems which create comfort for residents, protect the environment, and enable the development of state-of-the-art technologies. Experience of many years, active participation in the work of the Lithuanian Association of Heat Suppliers, and successful development of business and technical collaboration with our foreign partners enable us to produce heat energy in a cost- effective way. We are prepared to continue to provide the inexpensive and reliable services of high quality to our consumers.