News

AKU-BAT on the TV News – the amendment to energy storage not yet approved

On the 17th of February, a reportage on the current situation around the novelization of the Energy Act was broadcast on the TV News. The meeting of the Economic Committee of the Chamber of Deputies took place on the same day, but the amendment to energy storage initiated by the Association for Energy Storage AKU-BAT was not accepted and the amendment proposal was withdrawn. Its new version will be discussed on the 25th of February at an online meeting attended by all key players (MIT, Energy Regulatory Office, Czech TSO, DSOs, AKU-BAT and others). The meeting was initiated by the Ministry of Industry and Trade, which wants to prepare its own amendment for energy storage and submit it to the Chamber of Deputies for the second reading. You can watch the News here and read an article summarizing the situation here (both in Czech).

The first reading of the Energy Act novelization took place!

Also thanks to AKU-BAT’s many years of hard work, the first reading of the Energy Act novelization in the Chamber of Deputies finally took place on Tuesday, January 26. The Economic Committee was appointed a guarantee committee of the novelization and, in addition, the time limit for discussion was reduced to 30 days. The Committee meeting should take place in the second half of February, in which amendments to the novelization, including the one on energy storage initiated by AKU-BAT, will be discussed. Then, the second and third readings will take place in the Chamber of Deputies, approved by the Senate and signed by the President. If all goes well, the Energy Act novelization could enter into force in April / May. Let’s keep our fingers crossed!

Interview with Jan Fousek to Obnovitelně.cz

Jan Fousek, CEO of the AKU-BAT association, gave an interview to a web portal about modern energy called Obnovitelně.cz. Mr. Fousek answered questions about battery storage and the amendment to the Energy Act, which is to be discussed on the 26th of January. You can read the interview here (in Czech).

Press release of AKU-BAT on the need to adopt an amendment on energy storage

The Association for Energy Storage AKU-BAT has issued a press release in which it draws attention to the need to approve an amendment that would finally add energy storage to the Energy Act. Next week, the first reading of the Energy Act novelization is taking place. Also, the date of the meeting of the Economic Committee will be set, in which several amendments to the novelization, including the one on energy storage, will be discussed. In the press release, AKU-BAT also describes the situation in other European countries where energy storage is a common part of their energy systems, which leaves the Czech Republic far behind in the energy storage development. You can read the press release here (in Czech).

A register of members and partners of AKU-BAT has been published

The Association for Energy Storage AKU-BAT has published a register of members and partners, which provides an overview of the companies’ services. The register can be filtered both from the perspective of a given member/partner or from the perspective of a specific service. The register in the form of Excel can be downloaded in the Documents section.

Draft of new EU battery legislation published

On December 10, a draft of a new regulation of the European Commission, the so-called battery legislation, was published. In the spring, AKU-BAT contributed to its preparations through cooperation with a partner organization in Brussels, the European Association for Storage of Energy (EASE). The new legislation focuses primarily on the sustainability of production and use of batteries, as well as on their recycling. You can read the draft regulation here (in English) and our press release here (in Czech).
1 2 3 6