Stanjura said who will buy power for schools and hospitals

Stanjura said who will buy power for schools and hospitals
Stanjura said who will buy power for schools and hospitals

The state applied for a license to trade in electricity and gas for Prisko, which it owns. The company’s task will be to buy power for the public sector at a discounted price, said Finance Minister Zbyněk Stanjura (ODS) to the Hospodářské noviny website.

Prisko, owned by the Ministry of Finance, decided to use Stanjur’s office as an energy trader because it is faster than the creation of a new company or agency, which is being prepared by the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

“We’ll have him in reserve. I assume that it needs to be done this year. And with a newly established organization, I am not sure that it is possible to do it,” said the minister.

The state company Prisko was founded in 1992 during the privatization of the Mladá Boleslav car company in the hands of Volkswagen. Through it, the Ministry of Finance owns a 100 percent stake in the mining company OKD.

The Minister of Industry and Trade Jozef Síkela (for STAN) should present the options for the creation of a state-owned energy trader to the government on Wednesday. Even the newly established entity must then apply for a license for energy trading. The state will probably have two energy traders in the future, the server HN.cz reported.

According to Síkela, the establishment of a state energy trader is the fastest way to help, for example, regions, municipalities or hospitals, he told journalists. If energy was purchased at high prices, the state would further provide it at a discount to make energy affordable.

The state trader should acquire energy for so-called protected customers in such a way that producers above a certain size will have to sell part of their production to him at a predetermined price. The purchase price under Stanjura will include production costs plus a reasonable profit.

“We have to determine it by law. This way, the debates about whether the company is doing the sale with the care of a good manager and whether it could have made a bigger profit otherwise,” the minister told Hospodářské novinám. According to them, the state trader will need to buy about a third of the electricity consumption in the Czech Republic.

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