Czech Republic

Member Profile

Energy Regulatory Office (ERO)

  • “Masarykovo náměstí 91/5
    586 01 Jihlava, Czech Republic
  •  +420 564 578 666
  • podatelna-at-eru.cz
  •  https://www.eru.cz/en/

Sectors Regulated:

  • Electricity
  • Natural Gas
  • District Heating
  • RES

ERRA Membership

  • Joined ERRA in 2018 

Establishment

  • Established in 2001

Responsibilities

  • Legal Basis
  • The Energy Regulatory Office was set up on 1 January 2001 under Act No. 458/2000 of 28 November 2000, on the Conditions of Business and State Administration in Energy Industries and Changes to Certain Laws (the Energy Act) as amended, as an administrative authority responsible for regulation in the energy sector.
  • Responsibilities
  • – Price controls
  • – Support for competition in the energy industries
  • – Supervision over markets in the energy industries
  • – Support for the use of renewable and secondary energy sources
  • – Support for the combined heat and power generation
  • – Support for the bio-methane 
  • – Support for the decentralized energy production and protection of customers and consumer’s interests
  • – Protection of licence holders’ vested interests
  • Authorities
  • The ERO operates as an independent chapter in the state budget and does not have any economic activities.
  • The ERO has the status of fully autonomous state institution.
  • Reports to the Parliament annually.

Organisational Structure

  • Internal Structure
  • The Energy Regulatory Office is headed by five-member Board. One of the members of the Board is appointed as a Chairman of the Board.

    The Energy Act defines, that the members of the Council and its chairman are appointed and removed by the government on a proposal from the Minister of Industry and Trade. The term of office of the members of the Council is 5 years.

  • Working Employees
  • 321 approved (262 as of January 1 2018)

Population: 10 610 055 (as of 31 December 2017)

GDP / Capita: 20 368 USD (Current Prices, 2017), 89% of EU average

Territory: 78,866 km2

Chairperson

Vladimír VLK - Member of the ERO Board

Vladimír OUTRATA - Member of the ERO Board

Licensing and Competition Committee Member

Pavel CÍREK - Director of Electricity Regulation Department

Petra GRIGELOVÁ - Director of Regulatory Section

Tariff and Pricing Committee Member

Pavel CÍREK - Director of Electricity Regulation Department

Petra GRIGELOVÁ - Director of Regulatory Section

Customers and Retail Markets Working Group Member

Jana HAASOVÁ - Director of International Cooperation Department

Miroslav ROTTNER - Director of Consumer’s Legal Protection Department

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