Czech Republic: New move to drop plans to only support newly built facilities

The Czech energy regulatory office (ERO) has confirmed it will maintain financial support for all renewable-powered cogeneration facilities at current levels.

The agency revealed the move shortly before the New Year in a statement published on 29 December. It had previously announced plans to limit support to facilities built after 2013. The regulator had said in November last year it would have to cut support to comply with EU rules.

The decision, according to the Czech biogas association CZBA, would lead to negative consequences for older operators with the “vast majority” of facilities ending up with no financial support. However, it released a further statement on 31 December welcoming the retention of support for all renewable technologies.

This article is a result of a partnership between ENDS Waste&Bionergy and EBA.

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