In Tábor, Sezimov Ústí and Planá nad Lužnicí, C-Energy will not change the prices at which it supplies heat to households connected to the central heat supply, at least until the end of this year. C-Energy announced the freezing of heat prices until the end of this year in June this year thanks to the complete cessation of coal burning in Planá nad Lužnicí.
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“In view of the large-scale investments that made it possible to replace fossil fuels with waste wood biomass, the energy source in Planá nad Lužnicí is not affected by the current increase in the prices of gas, coal or emission allowances to the same extent as some other heating plants in the Czech Republic. An important effect of modernization is also a further fundamental reduction of produced emissions into the air by up to 90 percent,” said C-Energy Planá CEO Ivo Nejdl.
Although the prices of inputs in the heating sector have been rising at a triple-digit rate since mid-2021, C-Energy Planá increased prices for the last time with effect from January 1, 2022, by only 6.5%. The price for 1 GJ of heat increased by 20 to 30 CZK, excluding VAT, depending on the type of product. For the average household in Tábor, which receives central heat through the municipal company BYTES Tábor, the annual heat costs have thus increased for this year by the order of CZK 800.
“At this moment, it is premature to anticipate possible adjustments to the price of heat in 2023. Nevertheless, C-Energy will try to make the possible growth of heat costs in the Tábor region one of the lowest in the Czech Republic, just like in 2022,” concluded Ivo Nejdl.