Government Initiatives to Drive Growth
Solar photovoltaic (PV), wind power, hydropower, pumped storage, and biomass are the principal renewable energy sources (RES) used for power generation in the country. Over the past ten years, renewable energy production has increased by 95.7% on account of favorable support mechanisms. The renewable sector is supported through either a guaranteed feed-in tariff or a green bonus paid on top of the market price, and the plant operators are free to choose either option. In addition, operators of hydropower plants may receive subsidies under the Operational Programme “Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Competitiveness,” while operators of renewable energy plants are entitled to priority connection to the grid. Moreover, the use and expansion of the grid are subject to general legislation on energy.
The government aims to increase the share of renewable energy sources to 20% by 2020. Moreover, the government projections indicate that the share of renewable is expected to reach 17%-22% of TPES, by 2040, with bio-fuels accounting for the significant share (80%), followed by solar (8.7%), geothermal (6.1%), and hydropower (3%).
Solar energy has grown considerably from negligible levels in 2009 to around 0.5% in 2015, primarily due to generous subsidies. In December 2016, the Czech Republic reached a cumulative installed PV capacity of about 2.08 GW. During 2010-2014, the growth of renewable energy sources was supported by a number of different mechanisms, including feed-in tariff (FIT) system (guaranteed price), feed-in premiums (an amount paid on top of the market price for electricity or green bonuses), investment subsidies and fiscal measures. Two-third of the subsidies for RES were going to solar power, which produces only 5% of renewable energy. In 2014, access to the FIT system was ended for new capacity, except hydropower, and there is no longer a FIT support mechanism for wind power, solar PV, biomass, etc., which has created uncertainty in the market. These unexpected changes in the support schemes have changed the remuneration structure of existing installations. As such, these measures have created uncertainty, undermined investor confidence, and arguably increased the cost of capital for future investments; however, by auctioning certain amount of capacity of renewable energy production, for example, solar PV, to the lowest request for subsidies, or quota obligations are expected to overcome this challenge.
Key Developments in the Market
- December 2017: Jufa, the Czech investment company, had announced its plans to buy two solar plants with a combined capacity of 17 MW, located in the district of Chomutov and Mikulov, in the Czech Republic.
- June 2017: The Czech Republic’s Ministry of Industry and Trade had granted additional subsidies for small photovoltaic power plants with or without accumulation, under the Operational Program for Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Competitiveness (OPPIK).
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3. Market Overview
3.2 Installed Capacity and Forecast, until 2023 (in MW)
3.3 Recent Developments in Renewable Energy Industry of Czech Republic
3.4 Government Policies and Regulations
3.5 Primary Energy Consumption, by Fuel Type, in 2016
4. Markets Dynamics
5. PESTLE Analysis
6. Czech Republic Renewable Energy Market Analysis, by Type
6.2.2 Installed Capacity and Forecast, until 2023 (in MW)
6.2.3 Recent Developments
6.2.4 Key Projects
18.104.22.168 Projects in Pipeline
22.214.171.124 Upcoming Projects
6.2.5 Key Companies
6.3.2 Installed Capacity and Forecast, until 2023 (in MW)
6.3.3 Recent Developments
6.3.4 Key Projects
126.96.36.199 Projects in Pipeline
188.8.131.52 Upcoming Projects
6.3.5 Key Companies
6.4.2 Installed Capacity and Forecast, until 2023 (in MW)
6.4.3 Recent Developments
6.4.4 Key Projects
184.108.40.206 Projects in Pipeline
220.127.116.11 Upcoming Projects
6.4.5 Key Companies
7. Key Company Profiles* (Overview, Products and Services, Financials**, Recent Developments and Analyst View)
7.1 CEZ Group
7.2 Senvion S.A.
7.3 EP Energy
7.4 Scatec Solar
* List not exhaustive
8. Competitive Landscape
8.1 Mergers & Acquisitions
8.2 Joint Ventures, Collaborations and Agreements
9.2 Contact Us
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