Energy Industries & Waste Management

From the times of the industrial revolution the importance of energy, a common denominator for nearly all human activities, has been growing.

Eastern Slovakia was among the first regions in this part of Europe to be electrified. Municipalities in the area around Prešov enjoyed this privilege as early as the start of the 20th century, and it is interesting to note that in 1902 the company Siemens-Schuckert built a steam-driven power plant in Poprad. At present Východoslovenská distribucná, a.s., has more than 600,000 electricity off-take points in the region to energy distribution and supplies of electricity and natural gas.

After entry of the German investor RWE in 2003 the level of investments in the VSE Holding Group has exceeded more than EUR 500 million. More than 90 % of the region’s residents also have access to the functioning natural gas network. Companies focused on the production and distribution of heat as well as waste management companies are also working in the segment. The most significant of these is KOSIT, which annually handles more than 100,000 tonnes of waste and is ranked among the 5 largest Slovak companies dealing with this dicult and socially sensitive sector.

Selection of Largest Companies Within the Sector

Company Location Key product Revenue in thousands Investor
Východoslovenská energetika a.s. Košice Electricity supply services for households, businesses and organizations 398 151 Slovakia
Východoslovenská distribučná, a.s Košice Distribution and supply of electricity and natural gas 306 853 Slovakia
Východoslovenská vodárenská spoločnosť, a.s Košice Production and supply of water by public water supply for the population, industry and agriculture 87 207 Slovakia
Tepláreň Košice, a. s. v skratke TEKO, a. s Košice A cogeneration method for producing thermal and electrical energy 69 723 Slovakia
TEPELNÉ HOSPODÁRSTVO, s.r.o. Košice Košice Supply of heat and hot water for Košice, related services 48 864 Slovakia
BUKÓZA ENERGO, a. s. Hencovce Production and supply of electric power as well as manufacturer and supplier of heat 27 705 Slovakia
PVPS, a.s Poprad Operation of public sewers, supply of drinking water, drainage of waste water 23 951 Francia
CHEMES, a.s. Humenné Humenné Steam delivery and cold air distribution 24 092 Slovakia
CHEMOSVIT ENERGOCHEM, a.s. Svit Production and distribution of heat and electricity, technological and drinking water, water treatment plant 17 546 Slovakia
SPRAVBYTKOMFORT, a.s. Prešov Prešov Production and supply of heat and hot water, facility management 16 351 Slovakia

Source: Agency VIA


Východoslovenská energetika a.s. part of innogy from Košice

The VSE Holding a.s., owned by German concern innogy, manages its subsidiary companies in the Eastern Slovakia, which are devoted to energy distribution and supplies of energy and natural gas.

The company provides its services to more than 500,000 customers, predominately in Eastern Slovakia. The distribution system measures nearly 21,000 km in length and covers more than 15,000 km2 of territory. RWE has been involved in company since 2003 and during this period it has invested almost 500 million EUR in the course of 12 years, from this nearly 400 million EUR into the distribution system. With more than 1,400 employees it is also one of the largest employers in the region.