Šariš Brewery and Enery Sign Virtual PPA for Renewable Electricity from New Power Plant in East Slovakia

Starting from 2025, Šariš Brewery will use renewable electricity as primary energy source. The Austrian-based Enery will provide green energy from their new solar park in the nearby municipality of Iliašovce. The virtual power purchase agreement is the first of its kind in Slovakia. The transition of the Šariš Brewery to renewable electricity sources represents another step by Plzeňský Prazdroj towards carbon neutrality in production, which the company wants to achieve by 2030.

Thanks to the cooperation between Plzeňský Prazdroj and Enery, a new solar park will be built in the village of Iliašovce, Eastern Slovakia. Produced electricity from this asset will cover about 92 percent of the brewery’s consumption and malthouse in Veľký Šariš, which is approximately 7.2 GWh per year.

“Plzeňský Prazdroj will become the first company in Slovakia to support the construction of a local solar power plant via long-term commitment,” emphasizes Martin Grygařík, Sales Director and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Plzeňský Prazdroj Slovensko.

The solar park in Eastern Slovakia will be built in the next six months on an area of 8.8 hectares. It will include 10 582 PV modules with installed capacity of 6.3 MWp that will supply electricity
to the Slovak power grid. The brewery will offtake the same amount of electricity from the grid as will be supplied by the solar park.