The operation of renewable sources is ensured
Press release of The Chamber of Renewable Energy Resources from Monday, the 16th March
The Chamber of Renewable Energy Sources welcomes the granting of an exception for the cross-border movement of persons to ensure the operation of the energy infrastructure. At the same time, it appreciates the rapid reaction of Minister Havlíček and the Government. When the current crisis is subsided, we would like to draw attention to the economic opportunity with high added value that the Czech Republic is still losing due to the low interest of governments in renewable sources.
„We are in a difficult situation and therefore we appreciate the rapid solution to the problem and the inclusion of an exception allowing cross-border travel for technicians specialized in renewable energy sources, who are irreplaceable. This regards trips of employees of foreign producers to us and service of Czech technologies abroad. We have been dealing with specific cases of wind, water, solar or biogas sources since the weekend,” said Štěpán Chalupa, Chairman of the Chamber of Renewable Energy Sources.
The problem of cross-border movement of persons also concerns companies producing for renewable energetics in the Czech Republic. They install and service their equipment abroad. A number of leading Czech manufacturers are among the members of the Chamber of Renewable Sources, for example:
● Třebíčská TTS produces technological units for biomass heating plants and heating systems
● Regulus (heat pumps, heat recovery technology, solar collectors and accumulation tanks).
● Hydrohrom is one of the Czech manufacturers of water turbines.
However, hundreds of companies produce for clean energetics all over the Czech Republic. The most important include Atmos (solid fuel boilers for households, one of the largest European manufacturers), SIAG (towers and beams for wind power plants; Chrudim) or Mavel (hydropower plants; Benešov).