ASSOCIATION FOR ENERGY STORAGE AND BATTERIES (AKU-BAT CZ)

AKU-BAT CZ, z.s. is an association bringing together the most important actors active in the field of energy storage.

The diversity of the association’s members determines our comprehensive view on energy storage as a whole. The members of our association are multinational energy companies, international and domestic battery manufacturers, the most important players in the renewable energy field, prestigious banks, universities, research institutions, associations, industrial companies, energy consulting companies and law firms.

We are a founding member of the Union of Modern Energy (Svaz moderní energetiky). Jan Fousek, CEO of AKU-BAT CZ, is a member of the Union’s Board.

Our vision

The goal of the Association for energy storage and batteries (AKU-BAT CZ) is to promote favourable conditions for the development of all types of energy storage (batteries, Power 2 gas, Power 2 heat etc.).

As the very first association of its kind in the region of Central and Eastern Europe, AKU-BAT CZ was created in response to the current boom in the development of renewable energy sources resulting in the need to efficiently accumulate electric power. We are convinced that energy storage makes renewable sources a baseload source and if the Czech Republic wants to meet its climate commitments and not lose its pace with the rest of Europe, the state must stop hampering its development.

By pushing for the change of the relevant legislation, we strive to create basic rules for energy storage, which are still missing in our country.

Association priorities and objectives

  • Introduction of the concept of energy storage into the Energy Act, including the establishment of new business activity in the energy sector with a separate category of license,
  • Issue of energy storage licence by the Energy Regulatory Office,
  • Use of energy storage as an element of flexibility, development of renewable sources, e-mobility, aggregation and others,
  • Enable stand-alone batteries to become a common part of the grid.

Executive board

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Jan Fousek

Chief Executive Officer

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František Smolka

Chairman of the Board

Pavel Matoušek

Member of the Board

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Martin Panáč

Member of the Board

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Jan Šamal

Member of the Board

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Jan Patřičný

Member of the Board

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Jaromír Řehák

Member of the Board

Jan Konrád

Member of the Board

Main members

Decci Group is a Czech company that owns and operates photovoltaic power plants under the unified trademark FVE CZECH. This trademark includes a set of technical solutions, designs, operating manuals and control systems designed for the operation of photovoltaic power plants.
innogy is a well-established European energy company. Thanks to its focus on renewable resources, network, infrastructure and retail, it is prepared and ready to work in the emerging modern, decarbonised, decentralised and digital world of energy. innogy wants to provide innovative and sustainable products in order to help use energy more efficiently and thus improve quality of life.
Nimble energy is exclusive partner of Alfen, which plays an important role as the interconnecting partner between power grids. Thanks to a wide range of own products and many years of experience in the integration of energy systems, Alfen is committed to building future, reliable, sustainable and innovative power grids.
SIESTORAGE systems made by Siemens represent a combination between the most advanced power electronics designed for power grid applications and state-of-the-art, high-performance Li-Ion batteries. The modular design allows adaptation of performance and capacities to specific needs and ensures a high level of availability and reliability.
Solar Global is a leading Czech producer of photovoltaic power. Its subsidiary organisations build and service dozens of power plants, invest in modern energy, build roof solar power plants and trade electric power. Solar Global is also building 1 MWh high-capacity battery storage facility in the Zlín region.
Solartec Holding Group designs and manufactures photovoltaic systems and power plants for family houses as well as for green field areas. Solartec's wide range of solutions includes supply to specialised industrial applications, electrification of sites without electric power and offers custom manufacturing and servicing of photovoltaic (solar) panels.
Unicorn is a dynamic group of companies offering extensive information systems and solutions focusing on communications and information technologies. It is one of the largest companies in the Czech Republic and an important supplier of solutions on the European IT market, where it has been active for more than 15 years.

Other members