Slovenský plynárenský priemysel, a.s. (SPP) is a major energy supplier in Slovakia, building directly on 160 years old tradition of the Slovak gas industry. Since 2012, the company has been operating successfully on the electricity market as well. SPP supplies electricity already to 130 000 customers. SPP provides reliable supplies of gas, electricity and other energy services to more than 1.3 million customers. In 2014 SPP won the Grand Prix Prize of the Slovak Chamber of Commerce and Industry for its high ethical principles in business. Since 2014, the owner of 100% shares of the company is the Slovak Republic, which exercises its shareholder rights through the Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic.