8th July 2014

Novelization of Energy Act

New Energy Act that is currently discussed in ministerial comment procedure proposes change in the system of payment for consumed electricity for households and companies. Former system was that the customers paid for consumed kWh. Now it would be that they would pay fixed amount for the supply point. This change is strongly opposed by the chief of Energy Regulation Authority Alena Vitásková. She claims that the novelization will damage the consumers as the households would take more cost than big companies with one entry point in the form of its own transformer station. Vitásková further claims that this means effective destruction of price regulation of energy in the Czech Republic. Energy Regulation Authority also complains that key parts of the act were written without consulting them. Ministry of Industry and Trade denies that these claims are based on truth and says that the authority has been properly constructed and agreement has been made even before releasing the statement.

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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic