Merging Czech and Slovak power transmission networks unrealistic

A merger of the Slovak and Czech electricity transmission networks, which was under consideration in the past, has been assessed as unrealistic.

A merger of the Slovak and Czech electricity transmission networks, which was under consideration in the past, has been assessed as unrealistic.

Rudolf Kvetan, a board member of the Slovak national electricity transmission network operator Slovenská Elektrizačná a Prenosová Sústava (SEPS), said that it was absolutely impossible to merge the Slovak and Czech transmission network chiefly due to legislative obstacles. Nevertheless, a merger of the two transmission networks could be theoretically considered from a long-term

viewpoint, Kvetan told the SITA newswire.

“But only under the condition of power network reorganization throughout the EU and centralization of activities related to power sector management," Kvetan added.

The CEPS firm, which operates the national transmission network in the Czech Republic, also finds a merger of the two networks of the former Czechoslovakia unrealistic at the moment.

"A merger of the two companies is currently not under consideration,” CEPS spokeswoman Jana Jaburková told SITA. “However, we are in close cooperation with SEPS. I can give the example of the Intraday Project, which has been working between the two companies since 2006".

The Intraday Project is an trade in electricity that enables market entities to flexibly react to their trade positions and the situation on the electric energy market. SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports

The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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