Czech Republic: Overall Summary
In the Czech Republic, renewable energy is supported through either a guaranteed feed-in tariff or a green bonus paid on top of the market price. Plant operators are free to choose either option. Operators of hydro power plants may also receive subsidies under the Operational Programme “Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Competitiveness”.
Operators of renewable energy plants are entitled to priority connection to the grid. The use and the expansion of the grid are subject to general legislation on energy.
The heat from renewable energy sources is mainly supported through subsidies under two Operational Programmes funded by the ERDF. Furthermore, renewable heating plants are exempt from real estate tax.
The Czech Republic has introduced a building obligation for the use of renewable heating and the exemplary role of public authorities.