Support for the increased costs of natural gas and electricity is intended for businesses that have at least one point of consumption and transmission, except for businesses:
Businesses will be able to apply for support for eligible costs, which are determined as the product of:
Applicants may prove eligible costs on a monthly or a cumulative basis for the entire eligible period. At the same time, the amount of natural gas and electricity in September and October 2022 used to calculate eligible costs must not exceed 70% of the beneficiary's consumption for the same period in 2021.
The support will take the form of a subsidy provided to the beneficiary's bank account based on a decision to grant a subsidy issued by the support provider.
The basic amount of aid for all businesses will be 30% of eligible costs, up to a maximum of CZK 45 million. Simultaneously, a maximum subsidy of EUR 2 million shall apply to groups of partner and related companies deﬁned according to the recommendation of the European Commission.
For energy-intensive businesses (with energy costs accounting for at least 3% of the production /turnover value) or businesses in selected sectors (energy-intensive businesses with more than 50% of their turnover for 2021 falling into the selected CZ-NACE sectors, e.g., production of paper, chemicals, hollow glass, copper and other), the following main condition shall also apply:
Upon meeting selected conditions, energy-intensive businesses may qualify for aid of up to 50% of eligible costs, or up to 70% in the case of businesses operating in selected sectors, but only up to the lesser of 80% of operating losses or CZK 200 million. Where corporate groups are concerned, a limit of EUR 25 million applies to groups in which energy-intensive businesses apply for aid and EUR 50 million to groups in which businesses operating in selected sectors apply for aid.
Other conditions of the programme include, e.g., the obligation to keep documentation related to the aid for 10 years, during which the relevant authorities may also carry out inspections. At the same time, all members of the company's statutory body must declare that, at the time of the application for aid, they will fully (and not only temporarily) waive any increases in their remuneration (including all components and variables thereof) for the current fiscal period without compensation.
Applications will be administered through the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Agenda Information System or a similar system.
Each application shall be accompanied by:
If the applicant is applying as an energy-intensive business or a business operating in a selected sector, they must also attach:
The preparation of these applications will therefore be time-consuming.
Applications meeting formal evaluation criteria will be recommended for support. We will be happy to assist you in reviewing the eligibility of your application for support.
Eva Lenzováelenzova@kpmg.cz+420 733 591 358
Silvie Beranovasberanova@kpmg.cz+420 541 421 390
2nd October 2023
21st September 2023