Our Senior Research Fellow Vít Havelka elaborated recommendations resulting from the roundtable discussion of the National Convention on the EU held on 31 March 2023 on the topic "Energy Market Review". Among the recommendations made for the Czech Republic are, for example, to define its energy concept well in the light of the regional context and European energy policy. Another recommendation is that the Czech Republic should continue to incentivise energy savings as a key part of its preparedness for next winter, in line with the extension of the Regulation on coordinated measures to reduce gas demand.
"The discussants exchanged their views on the presented revision of the electricity market and the future shape of the Czech energy policy in general. The disputes were about whether the Czech Republic should insist on its position as an electricity exporter or to what extent it should rely on the European market. At the same time, the form of CfDs and PPAs was discussed and to what extent they are an appropriate solution for the Czech Republic. There was also an argumentation on the use of hydrogen from renewable sources or from natural gas and its applicability. Last but not least, the revision of the State Energy Concept was discussed, which should clearly define the ways of decarbonisation of the energy sector. In this respect, the reform of the Energy Concept should be discussed with all relevant partners."
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