Globally, the transition from carbon-based power sources towards renewable energy
generation is in full swing. However, today’s technologies do not yet allow for a complete
phase-out of conventional power plants. Flexible and robust fossil plants continue to play a
critical role in maintaining supply stability and controlling grid flows, thus supporting a swifter
build‐up of renewable capacities.
In Europe, we want to be the enablers of that transition, bridging the gap between the energy of today and tomorrow. We are convinced that conventional plants will be replaced at some point, by industrial‐scale energy storage, smart grid systems and responsive demand side management. However, there is a transition period that may last several years. Sev.en Energy aims at supporting that transition, responsibly operating fossil plants that benefit both energy systems and consumers.
We follow our operating strategy by sharing the best practices across all assets, operating them as efficiently as possible, meeting all environmental standards and investing in further options for sustainable power generation (e.g. combined heat and power production, biomass or sludge burning etc).
Our experienced teams are able to define the best possible future for each plant. Our European-wide trading team is responsible for plugging the plants into their sophisticated systems of fuel sourcing, offering power on the markets and using their hedging strategies to maximise value derived from the assets.
Even towards the end of a useful life, we will look for alternatives for these assets, such as power‐to‐gas technologies or similar innovative concepts that could give yet a new horizon to the plants and their employees.
Focus is the new recipe for success, and today’s energy sector calls for top players in clearly defined strategic niches. They replace the fully integrated super companies of the past that included the entire value chain and beyond.
Our niche is the power generation for high-performing conventional assets until they cease to be needed in the energy system. We assume responsibility for their entire life span. That includes searching and assessing technological alternatives like power to gas and other innovative solutions that may well expand the perspective for each plant and its team.
Our strategy serves as the ideal complement for operators about to divest their conventional plants.
Employing our long‐standing operational experience, we are ready to discuss options for any such asset acquisition. Moreover, as a private company we are independent from external stakeholders’ pressure. We purposefully invest in conventional assets and have full command over the deployment of our own capital resources.
Our mission is to provide a perspective to conventional power plants as long as they are systemically needed and thus offer a robust basis for a swift transition of the energy sector towards a fully sustainable future.
“We are already a wellknown player in the Czech Republic. Following a period of intense and systematic development of: our skills, our portfolio and our processes, we are now ready to expand internationally.”
We are proud that our team is composed of top professionals from the power industry. All the people have a long and proven track record and the right balance between professional competence, managerial skills and experience.
CEO of Sev.en Energy group
Lubos has been appointed the new CEO of the Sev.en Energy group in October 2018 and is responsible for the management and development of the Sev.en Energy group in the Czech Republic and Europe.
He relies on his extensive expertise and experience in energy industry. He has been working in various positions within the group for almost 10 years. In the past, he worked in various managerial positions within the ČEZ Group and was also the Chair of the Board of Directors and CEO of Prazska teplarenska.
Alan manages the strategic development and expansion of the group in Europe. His task is to concentrate on
acquisitions in European energy, including the provision of financing. His main focus is on both conventional and
advanced energy-saving technologies. He aims to invest in intelligent distribution and the supply of electricity to end
customers. He also participates in the long-term development of realised investments.
Between 2004 and 2014, Alan served as the commercial, strategy and business development director at ČEZ, the Czech power generation incumbent. Under his leadership, ČEZ successfully transformed and expanded its commercial activities in both wholesale and retail markets throughout Europe, accelerated international expansion via targeted acquisitions, and built-up key holding functions such as strategy, investor relations, risk-management and national/EU regulatory compliance.
Jiri Postolka is a new addition to the financial team of Sev.en Energy. He joined the company in December 2018 and
was appointed Director of Sev.en Services s.r.o., as well as Group CFO. At Sev.en Energy, he will supervise financial operations and
strengthen control activities.
Jiri has been faithful to the world of finance since he started his career 23 years ago. In the last 10 years, he has managed tax and accounting departments in various companies of the CEZ Group.
General Manager of Mining companies in the group
Vladimir is the head of the Severni Energeticka and Vrsanska Uhelna mining companies in Northern Bohemia. His task is to ensure
that for the time being, out of necessity, brown coal remains a stable, affordable and sustainable source for the Czech energy
industry, with full respect for the needs of the countryside and the inhabitants of the region, where the mining companies of the
He has spent almost 50 years in the mineral extraction industry. Over time, his extensive knowledge and practical experience in the whole chain of coal mining, processing and use have elevated him to various managerial positions. He has spent many years in positions as a Deputy CEO for technology, and a chief strategic or production officer at coal mining companies.
General Manager of Chvaletice Power Plant
Vaclav joined the group in October 2018 and became a general manager of the group’s energy generating facility in Chvaletice. His principal project is the modernisation of Blocks 1 and 2. He spent most of his professional life in the CEZ Group in various managerial positions, most notably in a division of classical energy generation and in another of renewable energy.
Director of Sev.en Engineering
Jan is another key element of the group’s strategic development. Under his leadership, Sev.en Engineering provides engineering and technical expertise to the group. Currently, he manages the extensive ecological renovations of the 4 blocks in the Chvaletice power plant.
The team‘s strong know-how and personal experience with the modernization of conventional resources in the Czech Republic and Europe will also be used by the group to expand abroad.
Director of Sev.en Commodities
Michal leads Sev.en Commodities, which represents the Sev.en Energy commodity business. He builds on the long-standing business tradition of the group in the Czech Republic.
Michal Skalka has had an extensive experience in commodity trading in Central and Western European markets. Michal spent almost 20 years in the commodity trading business building up trading infrastructure in a number of markets and managing a large trading unit.
Pavel Tykač, an experienced Czech entrepreneur and investor with a proven track record in the energy business, is the Ultimate Beneficiary of the Sev.en Energy Group. He obtained a degree in engineering from the Czech Technical University in Prague and has a deep technical understanding of the energy sector. In the 1990s, Pavel Tykač built the successful computer company Vikomt. Other entrepreneurial endeavours of his include investments in the banking and brokerage sector. In 2006, Pavel Tykač first became involved in the energy market, when 40 % of the lignite company Mostecká uhelná (MUS) was acquired and later renamed to Czech Coal. In 2010 he became the sole beneficiary of the whole group. In 2017 began the transformation of Czech Coal to Sev.en Energy. During this time, Czech Coal/Sev.en Energy participated in several M&A deals and entered into several long-term contractual arrangements.
We aim to strategically grow throughout Europe and substantially expand our portfolio of conventional power plants, both coal and gas-fired. In doing so, we safeguard future options for conventional plants, their staff and the respective local communities. Building on our expertise in classical conventional power generation we are becoming a provider of energy and services on a large scale for energy systems in transformation. That is why we are looking for assets ranging from coal-fired power plants, to low carbon technologies like CHP, gas or biomass. In the medium term, we will also be looking at investment opportunities even further down the value chain, such as smart infrastructure and retail to end-consumers.