The castle and St. The lights will only be on until ten o’clock

“The festive outdoor lighting is currently always switched off at midnight. This time will be shortened, it could now be extinguished as early as 10 p.m.,” President Jiří Ovčáček said on the Castle’s website on Thursday.

From the series of measures, the Castle promises to save at least 7 million crowns, Chancellor Vratislav Mynář said. “Many measures have been in place since the beginning of the war in Ukraine. In response to current developments, however, we are planning and considering several other even more fundamental measures,” wrote Mynář.

Some of the employees will move to smaller offices and all will be prohibited from using direct heaters. At the same time, the temperature in the offices is to be reduced to 20 degrees, which, according to the Castle, will save about 1.3 million. It is planned to reduce the temperature of the heated utility water or shut down part of the greenhouse in Lumbe’s garden, which should bring a saving of 1.5 million.

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There will no longer be lights in the corridors or on the outdoor paths, decorative lighting will also be decommissioned. Ovčáček added that the restrictions will not affect basic security elements and technologies in archives and depositories. It is not clear whether, on the other hand, they will affect the ceremonial presentation of state honors on October 28, which is traditionally held at Prague Castle. The spokesman did not respond to the editor’s question.

Other constitutional officials also want to set an example. For example, the House of Representatives will limit the heating of its premises. According to Chancellor Martin Plíšek, over half a million should be saved for electricity by the end of the year, and about 120 thousand crowns for gas.

The article is in Czech


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