The Municipality of Paks is about to create the opportunity of electric transport in the 60-65 kilometres zone of Paks. Due to this Protheus project the collaboration of the Mayors from the surroundings is needed. On Thursday the 40 Mayors were informed about the details of the joining.
This May the Municiplaity decided to start the Protheus project. In the frame of the project the development of the transport and energy infrastructure is planned which may be supported by ELENA. ELENA provides grants regarding technical assistance focused on the implementation of energy efficiency, renewable energy distribution and urban transport projects and programs.
CEO of Protheus plc. Sándor Sztruhár said that the aim was to change the traditional vehicles with big Co2 emission into electric ones in public services area and to build up the needed charger infrastructure. The whole cost of the investment is about 40-45 million Euros. A Polish company, the Led Pack Management will be the partner of Protheus plc. Their contract was signed on Thursday in Paks.
Tomasz Jaskólski the coordinator of the project said for MTI that Led Pack was the first East-European project supported by ELENA. With the collected experience they are able to help Paks.
István Hamvas the CEO of Nuclear Power Plant said that this effort should have been supported. This is a great opportunity to change the buses of the plant into electric ones. Electric transport could play an important role in climate protection if it is based on renewable or nuclear energy.